Fashion chain Zara commits to using 100 percent sustainable fabrics by 2025

Fashion chain Zara commits to using 100 percent sustainable fabrics by 2025

The company that owns clothing retailer Zara has said it will make its collections from 100 percent sustainable fabrics by 2025.

Inditex, which owns Zara, added that its other brands including Zara Home, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear will also use sustainable fabrics, according to The Guardian

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The Spanish company made the announcement during a Tuesday shareholder meeting.

The company also announced other sustainability goals. According to The Guardian, the company will try to ensure that 80 percent of the energy used in its headquarters, factories and stores come from renewable sources and will ensure its facilities don't make landfill waste by 2025. 

By 2023 it plans to use 100 percent sustainable viscose. 

"We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector," said Inditex CEO Pablo Isla, the British newspaper reported. “We are the ones establishing these targets: the strength and impulse for change is coming from the commercial team, the people who are working with our suppliers, the people working with fabrics. It is something that’s happening inside our company.”

Inditex did not immediately reply to The Hill's request for comment.

According to Forbes, Inditex is the third largest apparel company in the world, bringing in $31 billion in sales in 2018.