A Year In Review 2019

Head of Content, Melanie Plank looks back at 2019 and reflects on the most significant sustainability theme of the year: the climate crisis, while looking forward to 2020.

It is strange to think that just 12 months ago most of us had never heard of Greta Thunberg and were blissfully unaware of just how serious the climate crisis has become. 2019 was the year that the world, including the fashion industry, woke up to the climate emergency (even if some world leaders seem oblivious to the urgency of the situation).

Gucci took the lead in September with the announcement that it had gone entirely carbon neutral (underpinned by the controversial practice of carbon of…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective

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