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H&M Foundation Reveals Winners of 2016 Global Change Award, Aims for Climate Positivity
H&M Foundation Reveals Winners of 2016 Global Change Award, Aims for Climate Positivity

2 years ago - The concept of fast fashion isn’t exactly synonymous with conscious consumerism and sustainability, but major retailer H&M has been at the forefront of the movement to change that — and the fashion industry as a whole.

ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry
ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry

2 years ago - The textile and apparel industries are widely known to have considerable environmental and social impacts on both local and global levels. The leather industry is no exception — in India, approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed to poor working conditions that violate their human rights and negatively affect their health.

H&M, Zara Boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit Over Worker Treatment Issues
H&M, Zara Boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit Over Worker Treatment Issues

2 years ago - If there existed any question about the effectiveness of boycotts, recent actions taken across the retail industry by both consumers and brands should remove any doubt. The performance of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line plummeted as her father’s presidential campaign gained momentum, leading major retailers such as Nordstrom to pull the plug on her products not long after his inauguration.

Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories
Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories

2 years ago - The Social and Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) — an initiative led by the world’s leading manufacturers, brands, retailers, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations, service providers and civil society organizations — has secured more than 100 signatories in the year since it launched. The missions of the SLCP is to develop a common assessment framework and data collection system for the apparel, footwear and textile industry, dramatically increasing industry efficiency and reducing audit-related costs.

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Trending: Disruptive Design Drives Sustainable Fashion Forward
Trending: Disruptive Design Drives Sustainable Fashion Forward

2 years ago - The fashion industry shows no sign of slowing down in regards to reducing its environmental impact, with new initiatives and schemes emerging almost daily. Though the concept of fast fashion stands in stark contrast to the notion of conscious consumerism and arguably sustainability itself, innovation and disruptive design play an important role in driving the industry towards a more circular, sustainable model.

RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy
RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy

2 years ago - Corporate sourcing of renewable electricity can be a major driver of the transition to a robust, zero-emissions economy, according to the RE100 Annual Report, released last week to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water
Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water

2 years ago - We’ve seen a rash of textile-recycling schemes emerge of late — in which the textiles in question may become new garments, but for the most part they remain, well, fabrics.

New Benchmarks, Empowerment Program Aim to Eradicate Worker Exploitation in Apparel Supply Chains
New Benchmarks, Empowerment Program Aim to Eradicate Worker Exploitation in Apparel Supply Chains

3 years ago - Growing concerns over the environmental and social impacts of the footwear and apparel industry have kickstarted efforts to create more transparent and ethical supply chains and practices, but there is still a significant amount of work to be done, according to a new benchmarking system launched today by KnowTheChain (KTC), a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor abuse

Not Buying It: Fast Fashion, Lies & Sustainability
Not Buying It: Fast Fashion, Lies & Sustainability

3 years ago - Fast fashion has followed a trend similar to the fast food chains that inspired its name - explosive growth, massive popularity, and then consumer skepticism. Turns out that having access to clothes en masse mere days after the latest runway shows requires production practices that aren’t healthy for societies or our planet. Just like factory farming and consuming Whoppers and fries consistently isn’t healthy or sustainable, inexpensive clothing meant to be worn once or twice and constantly replaced isn’t much better for us.

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H&M Solidifies Workers’ Rights Framework, Debuts Upcycled Clothes at London Fashion Week
H&M Solidifies Workers’ Rights Framework, Debuts Upcycled Clothes at London Fashion Week

3 years ago - In the past, H&M has faced criticism for labor issues in its supply chain and its “fast fashion” business model that relies on high rates of consumption.

H&M, WWF Launch Kids Collection to Raise Funds for Endangered Species
H&M, WWF Launch Kids Collection to Raise Funds for Endangered Species

3 years ago - H&M and WWF have joined forces on a children’s collection featuring realistic prints of iconic animals at risk. For every item sold, 10 percent of the sales price will be donated to support WWF’s work in conserving endangered species.

H&M Partners to Develop More Textile Recycling Technologies
H&M Partners to Develop More Textile Recycling Technologies

3 years ago - Recycling single-fibre fabrics – such as denim jeans and wool sweaters – is mechanically possible, but garments are often made from a blend of different fibres, which has historically caused a host of challenges for recycling them. Even for many of the most popular blends such as cotton and polyester, commercially viable separation, sorting and recycling technologies are not yet available. As a result, used apparel of blended or unknown materials are typically discarded in landfills or down-cycled into insulation, carpeting or other low-value applications.

Design Awards Seek Cradle to Cradle Products, Circular Fashion Innovations
Design Awards Seek Cradle to Cradle Products, Circular Fashion Innovations

3 years ago - Two design challenges are back and accepting new entries for products designed to help enable a sustainable future. The non-profit H&M Foundation is accepting applications for the second edition of its Global Change Award through October 31st, 2016. The competition is seeking early stage ideas that present new circular approaches for the fashion industry – whether by changing the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, used, or recycled – by adding disruptive technology or using a new business model.

How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality
How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality

3 years ago - When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing purpose and helping organisations to craft purpose-led visions, we’ve learned lessons about how to ensure that purpose sticks. Above all, we’ve seen how vital it is for purpose to be grounded in reality. Right from the start, you must root your purpose in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the ‘dig’ phase: a period of intensive research and analysis of the current environment and future trends that affect your business.

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Greenpeace Reveals Brands Stumbling on the Catwalk to Toxin-Free Fashion
Greenpeace Reveals Brands Stumbling on the Catwalk to Toxin-Free Fashion

3 years ago - Since the “Detox My Fashion” campaign launched in 2011, 76 fashion brands, retailers and suppliers have committed to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chains by 2020, accounting for a combined 15 percent of global textile production.

Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability
Of Top Cotton Users, Over 75% ‘Appear to Do Virtually Nothing’ on Cotton Sustainability

3 years ago - More sustainable cotton has become more widely available thanks to collaborations such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and other programs focused on minimizing the use of highly hazardous pesticides, improving working conditions, addressing biodiversity issues, and reducing water consumption in cotton agriculture.

3rd Fashion Revolution Will See Activists in 84 Countries Asking Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes
3rd Fashion Revolution Will See Activists in 84 Countries Asking Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes

3 years ago - This year, Fashion Revolution’s annual campaign has expanded into a week-long series of events featuring hundreds of activities, stunts and social experiments across 84 countries worldwide. Throughout Fashion Revolution Week, April 18th to 24th, consumers will demand transparency and raise awareness of exploitation in the fashion supply chain by posting on social media using the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes.

H&M, M.I.A. Aiming to Rally 1,000 Tonnes of Garment Donations for World Recycle Week
H&M, M.I.A. Aiming to Rally 1,000 Tonnes of Garment Donations for World Recycle Week

3 years ago - To celebrate the first World Recycle Week April 18th to 24th, fashion retailer H&M is partnering with artist and singer M.I.A. on an ambitious global garment collection campaign. H&M aims to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted or worn out clothing items across its over 3,600 worldwide stores. To raise awareness, an exclusive M.I.A. music video will debut on April 11th at hm.com.

How the World's Best Companies Demonstrate Their Sense of Purpose
How the World's Best Companies Demonstrate Their Sense of Purpose

3 years ago - How do you communicate your company's sense of purpose — what you stand for in simple terms — in a way that is authentic, transparent and honest? Increasingly, the answer for many of the world's biggest companies is to highlight their sustainability work. Why sustainability? Well, sustainability, after all, is rooted in doing business in a transparent and authentic way. And, in today’s always-on, smarter-than-before society, pledging to be a better company just won’t cut it. You have to demonstrate how your company’s purpose is creating a tangibly better experience.

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Vote to Allocate Part of €1M Global Change Award to Your Favorite Circular Textile Innovation
Vote to Allocate Part of €1M Global Change Award to Your Favorite Circular Textile Innovation

3 years ago - According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US alone generates an estimated 24 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW), which ends up in landfills each year — the equivalent of about 70 pounds of textiles per person.

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