Is there a wide range amongst clothing companies in their preparedness to embrace change toward more environmental sustainability?
“Companies like Gap and Patagonia are very serious about their commitment to ecological advances. They have teams in place handling ecological issues. Gap has terms of engagement teams that travel to check factories. Obviously these two companies have different customers, with varying levels of awareness on issues, and the size of Gap means their supply chain is much more complex to change.” “There are other fashion companies that are adding “green” lines to follow the market trend. They typically don’t have an environmental area or staff, are not scrutinizing their operations in the same way and don’t have the same level of commitment. There are thousands of companies and of course they will be different levels of awareness and action.” You currently teach a sustainable fashion design course at the CCA. Upon entering your classes, are your students aware of most of the issues facing fashion and sustainability or is this something that is not being taught outside of sustainable design