Dr. Chris Murphy
Do you know what you're getting when you pick a product off the shelf labelled 'organic'? Unlike food, for fibres the term ‘organic’ is not regulated. This can be misleading for consumers as textile products may be falsely labelled as ‘organic’. This is where the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is so important.
People who are seeing irreversible climate change as the biggest challenge they are facing, more so than terrorism, access to healthcare or unemployment, have 2020 vision. As global warming increased, people and ecosystems experienced the climate change; and the change is very visible - from the hurricane-ravaged coasts, catastrophic bush fires in the Amazon, California and Australia to the fast-warming Arctic. People are alarmed, and rightly so. "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. Scientists named 2019 Earth’s second-warmest year on record, making the last decade our warmest. Indeed, eight...