Fashion's Environmental Impact
Fashion is a large contributor to climate change. Greenhouse gas is being emitted throughout the fashion value chain, from raw materials and production to the use and disposal of textiles. If the industry stays on its current trajectory, emissions from textile production will rise by more than 60% by 2030, according to experts.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
More than half of the fast fashion produced is disposed of in under a year and the environmental damage is accelerating as the industry grows. To reduce the many problems and transform the fashion industry, the supply chain will have to evolve, but it begins with building awareness and willingness to change.
Accessory production and packaging are similar to garment manufacturing, both carry environmentally harmful and toxic chemicals such as cadmium, lead and nickel. Independent research shows that chemicals found in fashion jewelry have serious potential health risks associated. In addition, the lack of transparency and complexity of the global supply chain makes the shift to sustainable production challenging.
The poor quality of fast fashion accessories becomes cheap and disposable, rarely recyclable, and ultimately ends up in landfill or incinerated. Current global supply chain to produce these items cause environmental problems like habitat destruction, greenhouse gas emissions, and often unfair working conditions for its employees.
At DEZEN we aim to address these issues and make planet friendly accessories possible. We are using new technologies to guide our customers towards more sustainable choices, reverse the impact of our carbon footprint and enable carbon offsetting via UN-certified projects while working with multiple organizations to improve our standards and support the green movement towards a better, cleaner planet.
We hand-finish each piece with care to make sure it looks perfect, and we are proud to be a planet friendly brand 🖤
What does Carbon Neutral mean?
The carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that comes from a particular activity like production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. United Nation defines climate change as a rise in temperature caused by the emission of greenhouse gases.
"Carbon neutral refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions." Wikipedia
DEZEN a Low-Carbon Brand
We are a new kind of brand, we believe transparency and information can enable everyone to participate in climate action. Measuring CO2 for DEZEN accessories and sharing it in similar format to nutrition labels gives our customers' clarity. You can compare not only based on, style, quality and price but also Carbon Footprint.
As a low-carbon brand we believe our customers should have the information and the choice on their impact on the planet.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda adopted by world leaders at an historic UN Summit in September 2015 and officially came into force in January 2016. These goals universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change over the next fifteen years, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
Over 190 countries have signed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formed by a set of 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators. The achievement of these goals implies a set of measures that includes the whole of civil society, involving policymakers, companies, public interest organizations, and citizens.
Numerous initiatives companies have voluntarily committed to contributing to the achievement of these objectives published through the official website of the SDGs.
DEZEN support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
DEZEN aligns with seven of the seventeen United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals; a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.
We are especially committed to working towards labor related and environmental goals of SDGs 5, 12, 13 and 17