The consumption and production which drive the fashion industry are also driving environmental change on an unprecedented scale.
By 2050, the UN estimates that the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources society needs in order to continue contemporary lifestyles.
Fashion production makes up 10% of humanity's carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams.
What's more, 85% of all textiles go to the dump each year. And washing some types of clothes sends thousands of bits of plastic into the ocean.
All this must change.
Fashion needs more transparency throughout its whole supply chain, implementing sustainable and ethical practices.
Although there's still a lot that has to be done by governments, organizations and companies, we can't forget that our choices as consumers are part of the solution.
We have to remember to buy less, buy mindfully and buy better, opting for long-lasting and high quality products in order to break this dangerous cycle.