British fashion designer Stella McCartney (above) was the first to put sustainability and ethical issues centre stage, says Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury conglomerate LVMH – a decisive factor in the company’s decision to team up with her in July. Photo: Reuters

Who Made My Clothes: How Gen Z ‘woke’ up luxury brands like Chanel and LV to fur-free and sustainable practices

Ralph Lauren, Prada, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Michael Kors and Burberry feature among industry leaders in the ‘Great Awokening’ who are pushing for transparency in production, and banning the use of animal fur – thanks to the changing customer demographic

Topic |   Fashion

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British fashion designer Stella McCartney (above) was the first to put sustainability and ethical issues centre stage, says Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury conglomerate LVMH – a decisive factor in the company’s decision to team up with her in July. Photo: Reuters
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Kering, the luxury goods group that owns Saint Laurent and puts itself at the forefront of efforts to clean up the fashion industry’s environmental impact, came under fire in June for its Saint Laurent men’s spring-summer 2020 runway show (above) in Malibu, California, which saw it fly in participants from around the world – releasing thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide. Photo: AFP

What is Balenciaga, Gucci and Saint Laurent’s owner Kering doing to make fashion greener?

Francois-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of luxury goods group, is at current G7 summit in France to rally global fashion firms to sign up to sustainability pact

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Kering, the luxury goods group that owns Saint Laurent and puts itself at the forefront of efforts to clean up the fashion industry’s environmental impact, came under fire in June for its Saint Laurent men’s spring-summer 2020 runway show (above) in Malibu, California, which saw it fly in participants from around the world – releasing thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide. Photo: AFP
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