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The fashion and apparel industry is committed to the business of producing and selling of high-quality (fashion) and ordinary (apparel) clothes. Today, it has a market value of 406 billion dollars and is highly globalized. A value chain often trespasses numerous countries. Unfortunately, the fashion industry is also known for its large environmental footprint: Its water usage and waste and GHG emissions are tremendous. Further, it is notoriously infamous for the precarious working conditions in its ‘sweatshops’ – the manufacturies – and the exposure of farmworkers to harmful pesticides on the cotton fields.

Regenerative Agroforestry poses a solution to some of these issues in two major ways: 1) It can improve the cultivation practices of currently used fibers, such as cotton, and 2) increase the production of various natural fibers such as flax or jute. It avoids the use of harmful pesticides, saves water and turns fiber production into a regenerative practice.

161 million

labor force

$406 billion

market value

93 trillion

water (l/year)


global GHG emission

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Why agroforestry is a promising climate change solution

Regenerative agroforestry provides a cross-cutting solution to many of the world’s challenges. This is because integrating trees within agricultural systems i...
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Fashion for Amazon: mobilize to regenerate

Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest in the world: it concentrates the largest river basin on the planet, in addition to 2.500 tree species and 30.000 othe...
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The future of Fashion is regenerative.

The good thing about Agroforestry is that it helps to accomplish most of the challenges of climate change. Yet despite all of its advantages, agroforestry is st...
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Making Natural Fibers in Fashion with FarFarm

Sustainability and agroforestry are not limited to forests, fields and food. That’s why we are working together with FarFarm to create sustainable, natural fi...
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