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Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread
Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Two new initiatives leveraging connected products and scaling recycled polyester aim to accelerate industry transparency and circular materials and business models.

2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities
How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Able Made is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand created to help empower city youth and support nonprofits with its sustainably made apparel and accessories, and programming aimed at a creating healthier communities through the power of design and sport.

Does Waste Have an Image Problem?
Does Waste Have an Image Problem?

WASTE NOT - For circularity to become mainstream, where nothing is wasted and everything is fed back into the system, it requires businesses to find value in resources already in circulation — and reframe how they perceive waste in the first place.

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Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains
Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Three of VF Corporation’s top outdoor apparel brands have committed to bold goals around circularity and scaling regenerative ag practices — including having all of their top materials be recycled, regenerative or renewable by 2025.

Rising to the Challenge: Meeting the World’s Demand for More Cotton While Using Less Land
Rising to the Challenge: Meeting the World’s Demand for More Cotton While Using Less Land

SUPPLY CHAIN - US cotton growers have long been stewards of the land. They continue to adapt and innovate to develop more cotton with the space they have. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol intends to build on this progress and create a smarter cotton future.

The Luxury Consumer, Sustainability and Social Responsibility: It’s Complicated
The Luxury Consumer, Sustainability and Social Responsibility: It’s Complicated

WALKING THE TALK - Whether environmental or social, luxury brands *will* have to contend with issues related to corporate social responsibility — it’s in the zeitgeist. “Being your best self” is the essence of luxury. Values and purpose are thus luxury essentials, not just nice-to-haves.

Best Foot Forward: Could Fashion Be the Next Big Thing in Corporate Social Purpose?
Best Foot Forward: Could Fashion Be the Next Big Thing in Corporate Social Purpose?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A growing breed of fashion brands has adopted social purpose to propel their business models. They are transitioning themselves and the entire industry to be a force for good in the world. And that’s fashionable.

Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool throw their weight behind the industry’s first regenerative wool platform; and The North Face and three other companies join Indigo Ag’s program to incentivize farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

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30+ Fashion Brands, Manufacturers Collaborating to Recycle Textile Waste in Bangladesh
30+ Fashion Brands, Manufacturers Collaborating to Recycle Textile Waste in Bangladesh

WASTE NOT - The Global Fashion Agenda's Circular Fashion Partnership (CFP) aims to achieve a long-term, scalable transition to a circular fashion system; beginning in the heart of fast-fashion production, Bangladesh.

Lenzing Rolling Up Its Sleeves to Lead Textile Industry on Climate Action
Lenzing Rolling Up Its Sleeves to Lead Textile Industry on Climate Action

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In its first year disclosing to CDP, the fiber maker earned ‘A’ scores for its global climate and forests stewardship. Here’s what got it there.

#WhoMadeMyClothes: Transparency Has Become a Fashion-Industry Imperative
#WhoMadeMyClothes: Transparency Has Become a Fashion-Industry Imperative

SUPPLY CHAIN - When it comes to one of the world’s most polluting and exploitative industries, more and more consumers are demanding transparency. We have the technology to deliver end-to-end transparency and to support the reinvention of the fashion industry.

Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution
Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Conservation X Labs’ $650,000 challenge aims to “harness planetary genius” to create solutions to replace plastic in textiles and textile manufacturing.

No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry
No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Shaw’s Kellie Ballew and Eastman’s Ruth Farrell discuss the opportunities created by Eastman’s Naia™ Renew textile, and the need to show the market that sustainability and circularity can be achieved without compromise.

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New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles
New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With an investment in Kintra Fibers, a material science company that makes 100% bio-based and compostable yarns, PANGAIA aims to raise industry standards for synthetic materials.

How Seiko Epson Is Using Digital Technology to Transform the Textile Industry
How Seiko Epson Is Using Digital Technology to Transform the Textile Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through its cutting-edge inkjet textile-printing technology, Seiko Epson is aiming to not only transform the textile industry, but to help solve an array of social issues caused by analog printing in a range of fields.

Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No offense, 2020 — but it is high time we put you to bed and look toward the future. After the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little pampering — and so do the makers of these thoughtful, ethically made products …

Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability
Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Based on research conducted by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol in 2020, here are three trends we can expect from the apparel industry — as we emerge from COVID-19 and toward a more sustainable future.

Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion
Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion

WASTE NOT - H&M’s latest collection includes garments made from recycled metals; circular, bio-based fabrics and food waste; while Houdini Sportswear has open-sourced the design of its Mono Air Houdi, to guide the industry toward further circularity.

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Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource
Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

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