DBS, one of the world's most valuable banks, recently released the 'Trash Princess' inniative that confronts viewers with startling information about the fashion industry including the fact that it's the second-largest polluter in the world -- only second to the oil industry.
It takes place at a runway show were a group of guests discuss the environmental consequences brought forth by fast fashion. The Trash Princess film progresses to showcase a workshop of one of the characters who upcycles post-consumer products to create new garments. For example, there are shorts made from recycled water bottles, a shirt made from used coffee grounds, and a recycled pillow.
As part of its effort to create a sustainable world, DBS launched four sustainability interest groups and also hosts clothing swaps for employees -- so far collecting more than 200kg of donated items.