Fashion production and its impact on deforestation

Fashion production and its impact on deforestation

Niels Wielaard Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Niels Wielaard, founder and CEO of satellite intelligence company Satelligence joined us for a conversation about how fashion and textile production impacts deforestation. What fibres cause the biggest devastation? How can fashion brands work with farmers to monitor issues of deforestation, land grabbing and water stress? Why is traceability so important in reducing environmental and social damage? Dive in to this 38 minute conversational lesson to learn more and understand fashion production's impact on deforestation and subsequent issues, and how you can monitor and prevent future damage.

In this video you'll learn:

  • How Satelligence's technology for monitoring deforestation connects to the fashion and textiles industry, including fibre production for textiles and fibres
  • What satellite data offers for supply chain mapping and building trust between brands and suppliers
  • The key environmental and social issues associated with deforestation

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