High street fashion chain Zara has announced that all of its clothing collections will be made from 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025.
Fashion giant Zara, which has 10,000 stores worldwide, has announced that by 2025 it will make its entire collection from sustainable materials as part of its plans to improve its eco-credentials.
The Spanish fast-fashion company currently makes 20% of its clothing collections from sustainable materials but has set itself ambitious sustainability goals in a bid to make fast-fashion more eco-friendly. By 2023, it has promised, the viscose used will also be 100% sustainable.
The company also big plans to ensure that around 80% of the energy consumed in Zara’s headquarters, factories and stores will be from renewable sources and aims to make sure its facilities are not sending any waste to landfill.
Zara is the main brand of the Inditex group, the world’s largest apparel retailer, which also owns brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home, and Uterqüe.
Inditex has also confirmed that its other brands, including Zara Home, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, will also follow suit
Pablo Isla, the chief executive of Inditex, said: “We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector.
“We are the ones establishing these targets: the strength and impulse for change is coming from the commercial team, the people who are working with our suppliers, the people working with fabrics. It is something that’s happening inside our company.”