Fashion comes at a huge cost to people and planet. From water pollution to toxic chemical use, the clothes and accessories we wear harms our world. The Connect4Climate program of the World Bank Group is actively supporting the formation of the United Nations Alliance on Sustainable Fashion to advance eco-friendly, human-centered and low-carbon solutions in the industry.
To highlight the impacts of 2.5 trillion-dollar fashion industry and emphasize approaches to make it sustainable Connect4Climate is working with partners to produce the X-Ray Fashion Virtual Reality (VR) Experience and advance a global discussion through the Fashion4Climate initiative. Directed by the renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini X-Ray Fashion will have its world premiere and be exhibited at the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival- Mostra del Cinema di Venezia – Biennale Cinema, at the end of August.
The X-Ray Fashion is the winner of the Uniting4Climate global VR pitch competition. The virtual reality experience is produced by Connect4Climate, the philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and the carbon-neutral textile company Alcantara.