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Sustainable Fashion — What’s the Hold Up?
Sustainable Fashion — What’s the Hold Up?

BUSINESS CASE - Despite the consumer demand, brand opportunity and environmental imperative, very few brands are taking action in a meaningful way.

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out
Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

THE NEXT ECONOMY - ALLIED Feather & Down relaunches its global supply chain education and traceability tool for outdoor brands and consumers, while Arc’Teryx goes circular with Rock Solid Used Gear.

Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans
Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - G-Star Raw launches its latest collection of garments dyed with upcycled plant waste; while Gap Inc will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use.

Trending: Fashion Giants Lining Up with Science-Based Targets
Trending: Fashion Giants Lining Up with Science-Based Targets

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Levi Strauss moves forward with its industry-leading climate action strategy, PUMA and Burberry are following suit with SBTi-approved science-based targets of their own.

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Finnish R&D Project Aims to Make Business from Circular Textiles
Finnish R&D Project Aims to Make Business from Circular Textiles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Telaketju, a Finnish network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles, shifts its focus from recycling to managing the whole value chain, extending textile lifespan and creating novel business models.

Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step
Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step

MARKETING AND COMMS - H&M’s move towards transparency has been praised by competitors and consumers alike. But other firms looking to emulate this approach should understand that transparency is merely the end goal in a multi-step process.

Nike’s Circular Design Workbook Offers Sustainable Guidelines for All Designers
Nike’s Circular Design Workbook Offers Sustainable Guidelines for All Designers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The company says it hopes that the workbook helps to inspire considered choices that will reshape the future of product design around the world.

Forum for the Future, Fashion for Good Examine Potential Futures for Fashion
Forum for the Future, Fashion for Good Examine Potential Futures for Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - New studies released today at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit dive into potential futures for the fashion industry — Forum for the Future examines four distinct, climate-changed scenarios; while Fashion for Good assesses the viability of three circular business models.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index
Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches Tech Venture to Scale Higg Index

NEW METRICS - Higg Co. will provide the trusted technology industry needs to be able to implement the Higg Index at scale; while the SAC will continue to focus on driving sustainability measurement and improvements in the apparel, footwear and textile industry.

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Timberland, Wrangler, VF Foundation Support Regenerative Ranching Research
Timberland, Wrangler, VF Foundation Support Regenerative Ranching Research

SUPPLY CHAIN - Research aims to demonstrate economic and environmental gains for sustainable ranching practices. The systems-based research project focuses on 12 interrelated topics — including soil carbon and water, greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock wellbeing and resilience.

Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts
Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through a partnership with Swiss automaker Rinspeed, textile giant Lenzing is expanding into auto upholstery — and changing what it feels like to sit on wood.

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

MARKETING AND COMMS - 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.

Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time
Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - We are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse.

The Allbirds Carbon Fund: We’re Changing, So the Climate Doesn’t
The Allbirds Carbon Fund: We’re Changing, So the Climate Doesn’t

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We have a contract with our customers to continuously improve our products and business. We’ve relentlessly sought out new ways to lessen our environmental impact — and when we can’t find one, we invent it.

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‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1
‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While a growing number of industries are working to eliminate waste globally, two in particular — which happen to be two of the world’s biggest culprits where waste is concerned — also have me feeling particularly inspired.

Trending: With These Shoes, You Can Now Literally Walk Your Sustainability Talk
Trending: With These Shoes, You Can Now Literally Walk Your Sustainability Talk

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While SOLExUBB’s ‘world’s most eco-friendly shoe’ has been Kickstart-ed more than 150 times over, Sweden’s Icebug has reached climate-positivity — and is challenging the rest of the footwear industry to follow suit.

A Tale of a Ballet Flat, Boba Tea and Fast Fashion
A Tale of a Ballet Flat, Boba Tea and Fast Fashion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This story is about a lesson learned in the shoe business from an unlikely source: a boba tea drink. At the time, it seemed like an innocuous event in my travels, but I later came to realize it was a profound moment in my career.

Trending: UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion
Trending: UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A handful of new initiatives, products and innovations continue the attack on fashion’s wasteful and environmentally and socially destructive practices from a variety of angles.

#WearNext: Make Fashion Circular, NYC Partner to Tackle Clothing Waste
#WearNext: Make Fashion Circular, NYC Partner to Tackle Clothing  Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As well as being able to drop off clothing at stores and other collection points, New Yorkers will be encouraged to get involved by donating, repairing, reselling or swapping their old clothes to give them a new life.

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The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity
The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

WASTE NOT - I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades.

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