Women moving toward a more just future.
As a company founded and led by women we work for gender equity.*
Today, fashion has a big environmental footprint and impact on climate change. The fashion industry accounts for more than 1/10 of the total global carbon dioxide output, and also accounts for more than 20% of the total plastic produced globally each year. As a company that produces clothing, this is important to consider. The clothing industry is an industry that effects our planet in a not positive way, and which again effects many women’s everyday life to become even more difficult due the mass production and to the climate changes that follows.
But how is clothing and climate change connected to women?
More clothing is being produced than ever, number of garments produced each year has at least doubled since 2000. Very little get recycled or resold and the rest is burned or dumped into land fields, where they create an environmental catastrophe, and where women carry the burden, due to the gender inequalities and the socio-economic roles of today’s women, that unfortunately are still deep-rooted in every society.
Due to inequality women are more affected by climate change than men.
Every day we work to address how our core activities can be used as tools to create gender equality and help to create better life for women.
Meanwhile we consistently work on lowering our impact on local ecosystems in the countries where we produce and where our consumers are based.
Gai + Lisva is designed with respect and thoughtfulness. For and by women.
*Women all over the world starts from diffrent points and experiences, for this reason all women need diffrent ressources to reach the same place in life.