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Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’
Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’

1 week ago - Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?

Give a Sh!rt™ About Our Environment, One Thrifted Item at a Time
Give a Sh!rt™ About Our Environment, One Thrifted Item at a Time

2 months ago - The apparel and footwear industry accounts for 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — that’s almost as much as the total emissions of the European Union. And the number of fashion cycles for clothing production has increased from two a year to as many as 50-100. Each cotton T-shirt we own withdrew more than 700 gallons of water from our natural resources during production.

The Case for Change: Why We Need to Address Our Clothing Footprint Now
The Case for Change: Why We Need to Address Our Clothing Footprint Now

5 months ago - It’s time to face the facts. By 2030, we will consume 102 million tons of apparel per year, an increase of 63 percent from 2017. And by 2050, the global-fashion industry will consume a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget — which represents the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions that can be emitted to keep climate change “tolerable.”

New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop
New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop

7 months ago - Today, Savers® released its third annual State of Reuse Report, which reveals that while people consistently state they are donating or finding ways to extend the life of their items, there is still a long journey ahead to fully embrace reuse — as 60 percent of North Americans shop secondhand only once a year or less.

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Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Brand Leaders to Accelerate Business-led Change
Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Brand Leaders to Accelerate Business-led Change

9 months ago - P&G, Salesforce.org, Starbucks, Nestlé among companies showcasing initiatives in the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, June 4-7 SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into an environment fostering inspiration and co-creation. The Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, will bring together 3,000 insightful change makers, entrepreneurs and leading companies to collaborate through the lens of Design Thinking methodology.

Unilever, Savers Team Up to Tackle Clothing Waste
Unilever, Savers Team Up to Tackle Clothing Waste

11 months ago - Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, Unilever and global thrift retailer Savers announced a new partnership to draw attention to the issue of clothing waste. As they say, timing is everything. The two organizations collaborated for the latest iteration of Savers’ I Give a Sh!rt campaign, an awareness movement that aims to shed light on the 10.5 million tons of clothing that are discarded every year.

Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste
Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste

1 year ago - Textile waste is a 26-billion-pound problem the world is just beginning to recognize. With us consuming more than 80 billion pieces of new clothing each year globally, there’s no question that change is necessary – but what will it take for retailers, clothing manufacturers and consumers to embrace the environmental benefits of reuse?

Why Halloween Is the Perfect Holiday to Consider Thrift
Why Halloween Is the Perfect Holiday to Consider Thrift

1 year ago - North Americans love to celebrate Halloween — from trick-or-treating to costume parties to haunted houses, there is no doubt a Halloween frenzy takes over even before October hits. In fact, 50 percent of Americans report Halloween is their favorite holiday. However, purchasing new costumes, candy and décorations for the whole family can quickly add up. The National Retail Federation reported that in 2017, Americans are predicted to spend an average $86.13 each on Halloween costumes, décor and candy, collectively spending $9.1 billion on Halloween-related purchases.

How Savers Is Cultivating Community Through Reuse
How Savers Is Cultivating Community Through Reuse

1 year ago - As we navigate tumultuous times in our country and across the globe, people are looking to businesses to cultivate community, either through their own programs or through partnerships. According to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, businesses and NGOs are the most trusted organizations by the public, more so than media or the government. People are looking to these organizations to fill a need, solve problems, and redefine the ‘good life’ in their communities.

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New Report Finds People Still Throwing Away a Sh!rt Ton of Clothing
New Report Finds People Still Throwing Away a Sh!rt Ton of Clothing

1 year ago - Walk to work. Recycle your aluminum cans. Remember your reusable shopping bags. These modern-day sustainability mantras help consumers take small steps every day to lower their environmental footprint, keeping plastics out of the oceans and carbon emissions down. But have we considered the footprint of our clothing — one of the biggest polluters in the world?

People are donating more, but they’re still throwing away a sh!rt ton
People are donating more, but they’re still throwing away a sh!rt ton

1 year ago - Savers’ State of Reuse Report examines the impact of reuse

Savers Asks Shoppers to Give a Sh!rt About Their Clothing Footprint
Savers Asks Shoppers to Give a Sh!rt About Their Clothing Footprint

2 years ago - Thrift store chain challenges back-to-school shoppers to collectively save 700 million gallons of fresh water by replacing one new tee with a thrifted one

Trending: Dutch Designers, L.L. Bean, Savers Revolt Against Waste in Fashion Industry
Trending: Dutch Designers, L.L. Bean, Savers Revolt Against Waste in Fashion Industry

2 years ago - ‘Fast fashion’ holds a prominent position in the apparel industry despite the many problems associated with it, from labor conditions to clothing waste. In the three years since the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the revolt against fast fashion has gathered steam.

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