Fossil Free Fashion

Fashion has a fossil fuel problem

As one of the biggest polluters on the planet and responsible for around 5-8% of global climate emissions, we cannot solve the climate crisis without the fashion industry taking bold climate action. You see, most of the industry's factories are powered by coal, one of the dirtiest fuels on earth. By urging fashion companies to address the climate pollution in their supply chains, we can catalyze major shifts in renewable energy across the globe. Specifically, we're stopping the rush of new coal plants in China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Vietnam, and other countries in Southeast Asia.

Since launching our campaign, Levi's and American Eagle set industry-leading climate commitments that drastically cut down their supply chain emissions, and dozens more have made climate promises as part of new initiatives like the UN Fashion Climate Charter.

Check out our Fossil-Free Fashion Scorecard to see what climate actions 47 of the industry's biggest brands are taking.

Fashion brands like lululemon drive up demand for coal energy in countries where their factories are located, making it harder for local residents & groups fighting air pollution to push for renewable energy in their communities.

Our research suggests that the factories across Asia that make lululemon’s finished goods are 45% powered by burning coal — and only 2% powered by clean renewable energy. We also found 4,000 tons – about the weight of 20 passenger planes – of lululemon products shipped to the U.S. in 2019 came from countries that are expanding coal power.

Tell lululemon to “be all in” on climate and the health of its workers by supporting renewable energy in the factories that make its products and kicking out dirty coal. It’s time for lululemon to sweat daily on fixing its coal problem — because our health and climate depend on it! 


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Latest Press Releases and Blogs

08, Nov 2021
Advocacy group calls stronger emissions target and phaseout of on-site coal important steps forward, but lack of renewable energy target...
02, Nov 2021
As world gathers for COP26, research reveals fashion industry failing to meet the 1.5C pathway outlined in the UN Paris Agreement
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28, Oct 2021
Dirty fossil fuels like coal continue to power the manufacturing of apparel, footwear and other fashion goods sold by leading brands, and...