“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compro-mising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” The United Nations Brundtland Commission on March 20, 1987
The challenge for sustainable thinking in practice is the long-term maintenance of a responsible approach to design and production, which considers environmental, economic, social and ethical aspects. Sustainable thinking embraces the idea of responsible management of resources.
The key areas of sustainable concern in the production of textiles and ultimately fashion products are shown on the diagram.
Actions are sustainable if:
There is a balance between resources used and resources regenerated.
David McCloskey, Professor of Sociology, Seattle University