Sustainability is a social goal pertaining to the ability of people to co-exist on Earth over a long time.
Specific definitions of this term are disputed and have varied with literature, context, and time.
Experts often describe sustainability as having three dimensions (or pillars):
and social, 
Many publications emphasize the environmental dimension. In everyday use, sustainability often focuses on countering major environmental problems, including
climate change
loss of biodiversity,
loss of ecosystem services
land degradation,
and air and water pollution
The idea of sustainability can guide decisions at the global, national, and individual levels (e.g. sustainable living).
 A related concept is sustainable development, and the terms are often used to mean the same thing.
UNESCO distinguishes the two like this:
"Sustainability is often thought of as a long-term goal (i.e. a more sustainable world), while sustainable development refers to the many processes and pathways to achieve it."
  • The Myth of Sustainable Fashion by Kenneth P. Pucker, Harvard Business review

    Few industries tout their sustainability credentials more forcefully than the fashion industry. Products ranging from swimsuits to wedding dresses are marketed as carbon positive, organic, or vegan while yoga mats made from mushrooms and sneakers from sugar cane dot retail shelves. New business models including recycling, resale, rental, reuse, and repair are sold as environmental life savers.
  • Inside The Luxury Fashion Industry’s Big Sustainability Push BY DANA THOMAS, British VOGUE

    French luxury group LVMH launched Nona Source, the first online resale platform of deadstock materials, collected from the group’s houses. Now designers can purchase remnants from the ateliers of Dior, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and others at a fraction of the original cost. Meanwhile, studio teams are sourcing hi-tech or recycled fabrics. Prada is using Econyl, a recycled nylon made from abandoned fishing nets, throughout its collections, and plans to eliminate virgin nylon from its supply chain this year.
  • Fibres of the future – How is science combating fashion’s sustainability problem? by RACHAEL PELLS,

    From synthetic sweaters to stretch-fit sportswear, the fossil-based components found in the clothes we wear present an ecological nightmare for the planet and for our consciences. By developing new, renewable, wood and plant-based fibres to replace the petroleum-based ones, scientists are setting a new trend for the world of fashion. Let’s take a closer look at three of these futuristic fibres.

Sustainable Fashion: The New Luxury | Marina Spadafora |. Fair Fashion ambassador Marina Spadafora invites us to rethink fashion as a driver for human development and the important role of the fashion industry and consumer preference in sustainability, human development and growth. A Fair Fashion ambassador around the world, Marina has deep roots in Fashion having had her own brand and collaborated with Ferragamo, Prada, Miu Miu and Marni and Aspesi.She has been the creative director of Auteurs du Monde, the Fair Trade brand of Altromercato, working with artisans all over the world.Marina is a professor of ethical fashion at prestigious academies in Italy and abroad.Her work has always included a strong focus on social issues and ecology, believing that ethics and aesthetics can coincide. Her motto is "Fashion with a Mission".She works to bring development to emerging countries through her FWAM, Fashion with a Mission, platform.She is also the Italian national coordinator of Fashion Revolution.She received the United Nations Women Together Award in 2015 in New York and has given TEDx talks on sustainable fashion in 2014 and in 2021.

Sustainability is selling, with some of fashion’s biggest brands claiming their shoes and clothes are eco-friendly and better for the planet. But have companies like Nike, Gap, Lululemon and H&M gone far enough? CBC Marketplace exposes the fashion industry’s problem with polyester and its reliance on fossil fuel-derived synthetics.

Cosmetics Packaging Is A Recycling Disaster. Can Turning It Into Furniture Help? | World Wide Waste. Lotion, toothpaste, and make-up packaging are a recycling disaster, but one UK family business has a complex process to give it a new life. It makes plywood-like boards that can be used to make all kinds of furniture.

As climate change intensifies, experts say it is critical to rethink how we produce clothing.

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. But a small town in Italy called Prato has built its fortune on transforming old scraps into new clothes, particularly knitwear and wool.

Recycling revolutionary Veena Sahajwalla turns old clothes into kitchen tiles

More than 50 billion shoes get made every year. Big manufacturers like Nike, Adidas, and Asics make them durable enough to last for hundreds of miles. But this also makes them very difficult to recycle. One Dutch company says it's figured out a way around this by breaking down and repurposing every part of the shoe.