SDG 12 – Nachhaltige*r Konsum und Produktion

SDG 12

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Humanity consumes far more resources than the earth offers. The Global Footprint Network has calculated that 3.2 earths would needed if the entire world population were to live like people in Germany. If we take the lifestyles in Australia and the USA as a benchmark, it would even be five earths! The change to a way of life and economy that respects the natural limits of our planet is therefore overdue, but can only succeed if we change our ways of production and consumption. This also applies to textiles, because the textile sector is one of the most resource-intensive and environmentally harmful sectors, while consumption is increasing.

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles actively promotes sustainable consumption and production patterns. In order to promote the latter, the Textiles Partnership has, amongst others, developed guidelines for the procurement of sustainable cotton and to avoid the use of toxic chemicals. All members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are also obliged to implement measures to raise awareness of sustainable textile production. For example, do companies train their suppliers. Civil society organisations launch campaigns to inform consumers about sustainable textile consumption and thus raise public awareness of the environmental impact of the textile production.

Projects Worldwide

Under "Projects worldwide" you find numerous projects of our members, which contribute in different ways to the achievement of the SDGs. If you are interested in a particular SDG, it is best to filter by sector risk.