What will tomorrow’s fashion look like? It is worth noting that fashion-conscious and tech-savvy millennials not only care about uniqueness but also sustainability. In a recent study done by Nielsen and Deloitte, of the respondents who look out for sustainability, 51 percent were millennials.

The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of freshwater resources on the planet, and a quarter of the chemicals produced in the world are used in textiles. Vincent Djen, co-founder of FashionEx, a fashion accelerator based in Shanghai, believes this needs to change.

“The hot topic now is sustainability. Since two or three years ago, the fashion industry has been really pushing forward sustainability, to use less water in the whole process of making a garment in order to lower the impact on our environment,” Vincent said at Fabernovel Shanghai Talks on September 22nd.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com