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Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions
Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

1 week ago - If we are to really shift the textile industry from one that is harming workers, local communities and the environment to one that is circular and sustainable, scalable solutions will be necessary.

Sportswear, Outdoor Brands Lead on Transparency; Luxury Is Waking Up
Sportswear, Outdoor Brands Lead on Transparency; Luxury Is Waking Up

4 months ago - On the sixth anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 garment workers, Fashion Revolution’s most recent Transparency Index indicates slow progress across the industry.

China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative
China Lags on Sustainable Viscose, Australia Unveils Tree-Free Alternative

9 months ago - Report: Chinese viscose sector’s sustainability roadmap fails to deliver

Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference
Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference

9 months ago - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.

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Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps
Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps

1 year ago - 60 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have revealed concrete action plans to ensure humane working conditions, greater environmental protection and fair wages in their own companies and in their suppliers’ production facilities. The Partnership — a multi-stakeholder coalition made up of companies, associations, NGOs, trade unions, standards organisations and the Federal German Government, formed in 2014 with the aim of making improvements along the entire textile supply chain —considers this a major step forward, as it means that many members agree on revealing even sensible information for the first time.

How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry
How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry

1 year ago - ‘I would like to source more sustainable cotton, but I’m not quite sure where to start. There seems to be an awful lot of standards out there, and I’m not quite sure what the differences are between them.’

New Index Uses Data from Suppliers to Rate Brands and Retailers
New Index Uses Data from Suppliers to Rate Brands and Retailers

1 year ago - What if rating brands and retailers, and not just suppliers, is the key to better supply chains? That is the goal behind a new index from Better Buying. The index provides sustainability professionals with previously inaccessible data about supply chains, as it empowers suppliers themselves to assess purchasing practices of 65 brands and retailers in the global apparel, footwear and household textiles industries globally.

Trending: Aquafil-H&M Collaboration, Cotton Dyeing Process Making Textiles More ‘Effective’
Trending: Aquafil-H&M Collaboration, Cotton Dyeing Process Making Textiles More ‘Effective’

1 year ago - This year, the world’s largest event on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, included an Innovation Competition that saw 12 finalists pitch their technologies onstage in front of a panel of expert judges and Summit attendees. After a series of presentations and judging sessions over the two day event, the winner was announced: ColorZen.

Trending: New EMF Collaborative, G-Star RAW, Parsons Students Latest to ‘Make Fashion Circular’
Trending: New EMF Collaborative, G-Star RAW, Parsons Students Latest to ‘Make Fashion Circular’

1 year ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a new industry collaborative to build on the vision outlined in its New Textiles Economy report.

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Trending: New Sustainable Fashion Collections, Connections, CEO Agenda
Trending: New Sustainable Fashion Collections, Connections, CEO Agenda

1 year ago - Apparel collections that are less harmful to the environment are on the horizon from G-Star RAW and H&M. Meanwhile, a small Boston-based footwear company is making it easier for customers to connect with their craftsmen, and the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) recommended sustainability priorities for senior managers in the fashion world in its first ‘CEO Agenda’ report.

Garment Factories, Palm Oil Suppliers Mapped for End-to-End Traceability
Garment Factories, Palm Oil Suppliers Mapped for End-to-End Traceability

1 year ago - The team behind digital supply chain mapping platform Sourcemap has been busy. Their latest projects aim to bring a new level of transparency to two of the most notoriously difficult to track industries in the world: clothing and palm oil.

Fashion for Good Unveils 15 Startups Future-Fitting Fashion Industry
Fashion for Good Unveils 15 Startups Future-Fitting Fashion Industry

1 year ago - The Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator has revealed the names of the 15 startups selected to participate in its third edition, which kicks off today.

Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia
Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia

1 year ago - A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.

More Gifts That Keep on Giving: Sustainable Brands' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
More Gifts That Keep on Giving: Sustainable Brands' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

1 year ago - Sustainable products geeks rejoice, for 'tis once again the season of giving! And what better way to celebrate and participate than with gifts whose buying and giving creates more cheer, health, beauty and financial stability while eliminating waste, pollution and carbon emissions around the world? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be proud to give. Waste Not You know we’re big fans of upcycling, here at SB! Here are just a few of the waste-turned-products we loved this year:

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2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future
2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future

1 year ago - 2017 was a big year for the circular economy, with innovative new products, initiatives and tech tools popping up almost daily, and making it easier than every for corporates and consumers alike to engage in circularity. An initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, The Circulars are awarded to individuals, companies (from startups to multinationals) and public and social organizations in recognition for their contributions to the circular economy. This year, 43 innovators have been nominated for pushing the circular agenda forward and paving the way for others in their field.

Simple Stories Move Millions: Bangladesh’s ‘Made in Equality’ Campaign
Simple Stories Move Millions: Bangladesh’s ‘Made in Equality’ Campaign

1 year ago - A digital initiative bringing to life real stories about real people in the Bangladeshi garment industry is proving a game-changer in the country in its first year of launch. “Made in Equality” is a website and Facebook page illustrating garment workers’ life experiences in their own words. The simple format of an individual’s image, presented alongside their quotes, is proving moving and powerful.

SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business
SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business

1 year ago - How a T-Shirt Is Driving a Circular Economy by Melanie Vella In this main stage session, Forum for the Future CEO Sally Uren returned to interview Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A, to delve into the organic fibre that made up Sally’s t-shirt, quite literally.

Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream
Cotton 2040 Coalition Makes Case for Taking Sustainable Cotton Mainstream

2 years ago - Cotton is an integral part of the apparel and textile industry providing livelihoods for over 300 million people across the globe. The environmental and social implications of cotton production are, however, significant.

Plug and Play Accelerator Reveals 12 New Startups Changing the Face of Fashion
Plug and Play Accelerator Reveals 12 New Startups Changing the Face of Fashion

2 years ago - Just weeks after the launch of McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good innovation and practical action lab in Amsterdam, the 12 startups selected to participate in the Plug and Play — Fashion for Good accelerator have been announced.

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New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production
New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production

3 years ago - Cotton is planted on 2.4 percent of the world’s crop land and yet it accounts for 24 percent and 11 percent of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides, respectively. Organic cotton represents less than 1 percent of the global total annual crop, but National Geographic, international clothing brand C&A, and activist and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau believe that needs to change.

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