MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY - EMAIL YOUR MP
Support our petition by emailing your Member of Parliament today.
You can find their name and email address here. Only email the MP from your own constituency.
We’ve made it easy for you and written an email beforehand that you can use, if you wish.
All you need to do is:
1. Copy the below text and paste it into an email
2. Fill the subject line. We suggest: Please support a ban on the most polluting fibres in fashion.
3. Insert the name of your MP at the top and yours at the bottom of the email.
Dear [insert name of your MP],
The planet is heating up fast, putting the lives of future generations at risk. For many young people in particular, this is deeply concerning.
But there is hope. We have the knowledge and tools we need to stop climate change. We just need to take action.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries and a lot of it is down to the fibres and processes being used when producing the yarns & fabrics.
Last year, 4.2 billion items of clothing were sold in the UK. Out of those, the majority were made from the most polluting fibres: conventional cotton, generic viscose and virgin polyester despite eco-friendlier alternatives being widely available. How is this even possible at a time of climate emergency?
I am supporting a petition calling on the UK government to ban the most polluting fibres in fashion by 2025, and I would be grateful if you will discuss this with your colleagues in Parliament.
It is crystal clear that the fashion industry needs regulations fast. A ban is easy to implement and a four-year grace period will give both brands and fabric mills a reasonable time to switch to better alternatives.
The result? A significant reduction in carbon emissions, soil- and water-pollution.
An accelerated clean-up of the fashion industry. A tangible, positive impact on the planet.
Not only will this enable the UK government to make fast gains on it’s net-zero target and do something good for future generations, it also has the opportunity to take on the role as a world leader in the fight against climate change in time for hosting COP26.
As my MP, I would appreciate if you will support the petition to ban the most polluting fibres in the fashion industry, representing every adult and child in your constituency who is concerned about the impact our activities are having on the planet.
Thank you for your time.
[insert your name]
Link to petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/578276
Link to page with more info: bit.ly/fashion-for-climate