News: Global apparel sector support for Paris Agreement
Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Many businesses in the global apparel sector have signed an open letter expressing their continued support for actions to meet the Paris Agreement, and their "disappointment at the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the climate deal", according to an article by Brett Mattews in Ecotextile News.
The article lists Patagonia, Lululemon, Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Wrangler, Nike, The North Face, Gap Inc, Walmart and Columbia Sportswear amongst the signatories, pointing out that international investors, higher education authorities, government officials and mayors from US counties and states have also signed.
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