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Protest Prompts 8 Major Fashion Retailers to Support Wage Increase for Cambodian Workers
Protest Prompts 8 Major Fashion Retailers to Support Wage Increase for Cambodian Workers

7 years ago - Thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, last week to protest for a near-doubling of the minimum wage for retailer workers there to US$177 (£110) a month. It seems their calls for fairer pay have sparked a response from the fashion industry, as eight leading retailers have now pledged to pay more for clothes produced there, according to the Guardian.

H&M Unveils Conscious Denim, Signs Agreement for More Conscious Supply Chain Management
H&M Unveils Conscious Denim, Signs Agreement for More Conscious Supply Chain Management

7 years ago - H&M announced two new initiatives this week centered on the betterment of its supply chains, one from the social perspective and one from the environmental.First, the apparel company signed a unique agreement with ILO, under which the partners will address industrial relations, wages, capacity-building for social partners and skills development throughout H&M’s supply chain.

H&M, Swedfund Team Up to Drive Sustainability in Ethiopian Textile Industry
H&M, Swedfund Team Up to Drive Sustainability in Ethiopian Textile Industry

7 years ago - H&M has teamed up with Swedfund, a Swedish company that offers expertise and financial support to emerging markets within Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, in a rare collaboration to try to develop a more ethical Ethiopian textile industry. The main goal of the coupled effort, to be launched this fall, is to promote both high social and environmental standards in an industry which is characteristically plagued with a poor ethical standing.The possibility of a collaboration was brought to light following initial talks between the two companies, before culminating in a joint trip to examine factory conditions in Ethiopia in May.

Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative
Clothing Companies Going Beyond Compliance with Better Mill Initiative

7 years ago - This post is part of a series written by MBA and MPA candidates in Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course, examining the role of communication in advancing sustainability across all sectors.China’s thick haze and severe water pollution have led to increased public awareness of environmental issues in recent years, and Greenpeace’s Detox campaign has exposed links between Chinese textile manufacturing facilities and pollution of local waterways.

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Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award
Dow's Reverse Osmosis Technology Earns Bronze Edison Award

7 years ago - Last week, not long after Dow designated its FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis (RO) Elements as its second Breakthrough to a World Challenge, the technology garnered a prestigious Edison Award.

Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation Begin Shift to Forest-Free Viscose
Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation Begin Shift to Forest-Free Viscose

7 years ago - The newest trend in social responsibility in the apparel sector emerged in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam on Monday as several of the world’s most influential clothing brands gathered to develop a roadmap to creating a more sustainable supply chain and conserve endangered forests.

H&M's Clevercare Labels Helping Customers Extend Clothing Life While Saving Energy, Water
H&M's Clevercare Labels Helping Customers Extend Clothing Life While Saving Energy, Water

7 years ago - At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit last week, designer Stella McCartney made an appearance via video to announce the launch of H&M’s new Clevercare garment labels.Developed in collaboration with Swiss global standard wash care label company Ginetex, the Clevercare labels provide explicit care instructions designed to help customers get the most out of their clothing through proper care — which also leads to water and energy savings through less frequent machine-washing and drying, as well as guidance on ironing and professional laundering techniques.

H&M, Solidaridad Expand Partnership to Tackle Host of Challenges in Textile Supply Chain
H&M, Solidaridad Expand Partnership to Tackle Host of Challenges in Textile Supply Chain

7 years ago - H&M has formed a strategic alliance with Solidaridad, an international organization dedicated to creating responsible agricultural supply chains, to achieve more sustainable textile production. According to a post on Solidaridad’s blog, the parties have previously collaborated in sustainability projects and are now expanding their collaboration into a multiannual partnership.

H&M, Inditex Join Campaign to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Viscose Clothing
H&M, Inditex Join Campaign to Eliminate Endangered Forests from Viscose Clothing

7 years ago - Today, H&M and Zara/Inditex, the world’s two largest clothing brands, announced commitments to eliminate ancient and endangered forests from all of their rayon and viscose clothing. The retail and design leaders developed these new purchasing commitments in partnership with environmental NGO Canopy as part of an initiative to address the growing impacts of the clothing industry on the world’s forests, biodiversity and climate. Organic fashion brand Loomstate also joins EILEEN FISHER, Quiksilver, Patagonia and 17 other progressive apparel brands already backing the “Fashion Loved by Forest” campaign.

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TOMS' New Roasting Company Providing 'Coffee for You, Water for All'
TOMS' New Roasting Company Providing 'Coffee for You, Water for All'

7 years ago - On Tuesday at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced the launch of TOMS Roasting Company, and the grand opening of its first location, in Austin.“We’re super excited about it. It allows us to enter a totally new industry and allows us to really work on economic development impact, as well as being able to give water to people around the world — something I’ve been passionate about for a long time,” Mycoskie told USA Today.

H&M Launching Skills Training Initiative for Garment Workers in Bangladesh
H&M Launching Skills Training Initiative for Garment Workers in Bangladesh

7 years ago - H&M has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that aims to accelerate progress towards the UN's Millennium Development Goals. The global clothing company will invest in skills training for an estimated 5,000 people in Bangladesh’s garment industry by 2016.

H&M Pumps $9.3 M into WaterAid to Bring Safe Water, Toilets and Hygiene to Schools
H&M Pumps $9.3 M into WaterAid to Bring Safe Water, Toilets and Hygiene to Schools

7 years ago - H&M and WaterAid on Tuesday launched a new global partnership aimed at improving the health, education and future prospects of students by delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene education programs in schools throughout the developing world.The initiative will not only transform the lives of students by delivering immediate and long-term improvements to health and education, but also influence national and international policies around the right to safe water and sanitation, H&M says.To make this happen H&M, through its philanthropic arm the H&M Conscious Foundation, will donate $9.3 million.

More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy
More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy

7 years ago - I have been leading a research effort to understand the impacts of the growing Collaborative Economy trend. In case you are new to the collaborative economy, there's an unstoppable wave of people trading, renting and borrowing all kinds of services and goods. The disruptive impacts to brands are potentially very high. Consumers are already buying and trading among themselves, often without purchasing items directly from the brands themselves. Companies that don't pay attention to this trend are leaving themselves in a state of risk, as technology and society continue to quickly innovate.

Burberry Is Latest Apparel Brand to Commit to Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals
Burberry Is Latest Apparel Brand to Commit to Eliminate Hazardous Chemicals

7 years ago - … Or, as Greenpeace refers to its apparent victory: “How to Detox a fashion brand in 14 days, 6 cities and 10,000 tweets.”British luxury fashion brand Burberry has responded to recent allegations by Greenpeace that some of its clothing contains hazardous chemicals by committing to remove all such substances from its operations by 2020.

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Unilever Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Newest Global Partner
Unilever Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Newest Global Partner

7 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) announced today from the World Economic Forum in Davos that Unilever has joined Cisco, Kingfisher, Philips and Renault as the EMF’s latest Global Partner. The partnership will find the Foundation supporting Unilever as a pathfinder in unlocking the value of the circular economy within the FMCG industry. Unilever CEO Paul Polman has long viewed the circular economy model as a key opportunity for business development. In his foreword for the Foundation's second economic report, he stated:

H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into a New Denim Collection
H&M Converts Donated Clothes Into a New Denim Collection

7 years ago - It was almost one year ago that H&M launched its garment recycling initiative, and now the eco-friendly Swedish retailer plans to launch a new denim line made from recycled fibers at the end of February. The range of jeans, vests and jackets will all contain 20 percent recycled cotton, which is the maximum amount that can be used without compromising the quality. As the company puts its, this new project will “close the loop” on their recycling initiative.

First I:CO City Initiative Helping San Francisco Achieve Zero Textile Waste
First I:CO City Initiative Helping San Francisco Achieve Zero Textile Waste

7 years ago - I:CO, a leading global, end-to-end solutions provider for the reuse and recycling of clothing, shoes and other textiles, today launches its first-ever I:CO City initiative with the City of San Francisco. The launch creates a public, private and non-profit infrastructure to make it easy, convenient and rewarding for residents and businesses to recycle textile-related items.In alignment with San Francisco’s goal of zero waste by 2020, I:CO will serve as the lead textile collection and processing partner to divert this waste from landfill and give these items new life.

H&M Backs Civil Rights Defenders
H&M Backs Civil Rights Defenders

7 years ago - H&M has announced a partnership with Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), a Swedish non-profit organization that works to support human rights around the world. The fashion retail giant says it will donate 4 million SEK (~US$609k) to support their work for human rights.CRD says the support is a welcome addition that will enhance the organization’s long-term commitment to human rights.

“We are delighted that H&M has decided to support us in this way. The donation will allow us to fund our ongoing human rights work and in particular to ensure assistance is available for vulnerable human rights defenders who operate in some of the world’s most repressive states,” says Civil Rights Defenders executive director Robert Hårdh.



Listen to Your Critics: They Could Be Your Biggest Allies
Listen to Your Critics: They Could Be Your Biggest Allies

7 years ago - It was every retailer’s worst nightmare: Days after the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in one of the worst industrial disasters in recorded history, activists began plastering the Internet with pictures of clothing labels uncovered amongst the rubble of concrete and human remains. Amongst these, some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Mango, H&M and Walmart.

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Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013
Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013

7 years ago - 2013 was a banner year for companies using their muscle to drive transformative change, both internally and globally. Without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the progress we found most inspiring.

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