Apparel and footwear

Guidance for the apparel and footwear sector

Why take action?

Fast fashion trends are driving unsustainable levels of consumption and emissions are set to increase. With the worldwide apparel and footwear market expected to grow around 5% a year through 2030, it is clear the fashion industry needs to transform rapidly.

How to set a target

Our guidance supports companies in the apparel and footwear value chain with case studies on best practice, as well as strategies to reduce emissions. The guidance is aimed at retailers, brands, finished goods manufacturers, mills and other companies primarily engaged in the production and sale of apparel and footwear production.

Join fashion leaders such as Burberry, Puma and Ralph Lauren by setting a science-based target.

Sign up for the SBTi's Apparel and Footwear Stakeholder Advisory Group to stay up to date with project milestones. Learn more about our apparel and footwear guidance project and development process below.

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