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NIKE's New Distribution Center to Make European Operations More Efficient, Agile, Sustainable
NIKE's New Distribution Center to Make European Operations More Efficient, Agile, Sustainable

SUPPLY CHAIN - NIKE, Inc. has unveiled the latest expansion of its European Logistics Campus in Belgium, to accelerate its drive toward “the supply chain of the future.” The expansion will make Nike’s European operations more efficient, more responsive and more sustainable, enabling growth by serving consumers across Nike.com, Nike retail and wholesale partners in 38 countries, all from a single inventory location.

6 More Global Fashion Leaders Join CanopyStyle to Help Ensure Forest-Free Rayon by 2017
6 More Global Fashion Leaders Join CanopyStyle to Help Ensure Forest-Free Rayon by 2017

SUPPLY CHAIN - Canadian forest-conservation NGO Canopy has announced six new brand partnerships in its successful CanopyStyle initiative, through which more than 65 major fashion brands, designers and retailers have pledged to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their rayon supply chains. Viscose and rayon fibers are made from wood pulp and are some of the most widely used in clothing and textiles, threatening endangered forests. Approximately 120 million trees are logged annually for fabrics and about a third of them are sourced from ancient and/or endangered forests.

Durable Duds: The Disruptive Startups Looking to Wear Out Fast Fashion
Durable Duds: The Disruptive Startups Looking to Wear Out Fast Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As leading fashion brands continue their creative battles against textile waste — check out recent innovations by Levi Strauss, H&M and adidas — a new breed of circular clothing disruptor is starting to emerge. These purposeful startups are looking to stop fast fashion in its tracks by building longevity and emotional durability into their apparel.

Trending: Levi’s, EU Project Unlock New Ways to Turn Textile Waste Into New Products
Trending: Levi’s, EU Project Unlock New Ways to Turn Textile Waste Into New Products

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With dramatically large amounts of clothing and other textiles being thrown out every year – nearly 10 million tonnes in the United States and more than 3 million tonnes in European Union (EU) countries – it is no wonder why designers and companies are increasingly looking to this waste as a potential resource.

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New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production
New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production

COLLABORATION - Cotton is planted on 2.4 percent of the world’s crop land and yet it accounts for 24 percent and 11 percent of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides, respectively. Organic cotton represents less than 1 percent of the global total annual crop, but National Geographic, international clothing brand C&A, and activist and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau believe that needs to change.

G-Star, Plastic Soup Foundation Call on Industry to Help Stop Ocean Microfiber Pollution
G-Star, Plastic Soup Foundation Call on Industry to Help Stop Ocean Microfiber Pollution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2025, there is one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the oceans, and in 2050 the weight of plastic has overtaken that of fish. While the cause of this future scenario would largely be the work of plastic bottles and other types of packaging, part of the blame falls on our clothing. So denim giant G-Star and marine pollution campaign group the Plastic Soup Foundation (PSP) are joining forces to stop this process in its tracks with a battle against microfiber.

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

WASTE NOT - ‘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.

Timberland Extends Rigorous Environmental Standard Across Entire Product Portfolio
Timberland Extends Rigorous Environmental Standard Across Entire Product Portfolio

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland prides itself on its commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner — in terms of its products, the communities in which it operates, and the outdoors. As part of this commitment, the company today announced the implementation of its rigorous environmental standard — the Timberland Environmental Product Standard (TEPS) — across all of its product categories, beginning with its Spring 2016 collection.

Trending: America's Pastime, Swedish Ingenuity Spur Proliferation of Recycled Textiles
Trending: America's Pastime, Swedish Ingenuity Spur Proliferation of Recycled Textiles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - SustainU, a West Virginia-based leading producer of apparel using fabrics from 100 percent recycled, domestically manufactured materials, this week announced a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to produce licensed apparel for the 2016 season.

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Investors: Apparel Workers in Bangladesh Still at Risk
Investors: Apparel Workers in Bangladesh Still at Risk

SUPPLY CHAIN - This Sunday, April 24th, will mark the third anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, when workplace health and safety failures cost 1,134 people their lives and injured many others.

Avery Dennison, Evrythng Unleash the ‘Internet of Clothing’ with 10B Smart Apparel Products
Avery Dennison, Evrythng Unleash the ‘Internet of Clothing’ with 10B Smart Apparel Products

CLEANTECH - A minimum of 10 billion apparel and footwear products are expected to be produced with unique digital identities and data profiles in the cloud over the next three years through a partnership between packaging materials leader Avery Dennison and Internet of Things (IoT) company Evrythng. The companies believe this to be the largest number of IoT-connected products in a single deal, to date.

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

SUPPLY CHAIN - 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.

Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations
Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As Levi’s VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Michael Kobori, said last year in a blog post, along with a long-standing partnership with Goodwill to divert clothing from landfill and take-back programs for apparel for recycling into everything from building insulation to cushioning material, Levi Strauss’ circular economy ambitions include establishing an infrastructure that support

Apparel Startup Forgoes Ad Budget to Plant Trees, Feed Kids, Provide Water
Apparel Startup Forgoes Ad Budget to Plant Trees, Feed Kids, Provide Water

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When you’re shopping for your next hoodie, this startup is hoping you’ll choose to plant as many as 93 trees: ch8se (choose) is a new experimental fashion brand from Amsterdam that has decided to donate its would-be advertising budget towards planting trees or providing food or water to those in need. “This is an attempt to democratise consumer activism. We believe that conscious consumerism is our most effective tool for making a change and it's currently extremely under-utilized,” ch8se co-founder David Eros told Sustainable Brands in an e-mail.

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G-Star, Ted Baker Lead Fashion Sustainability Disclosure with MADE-BY’s Revamped Scorecards
G-Star, Ted Baker Lead Fashion Sustainability Disclosure with MADE-BY’s Revamped Scorecards

NEW METRICS - Fashion brands’ sustainability performance has lacked independent verification and true transparency. European non-profit MADE-BY is hoping their ‘ground-breaking’ new tool, called MODE Tracker, will change that.

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

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 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.

IFC Partners with VF Corporation and Target Corporation to Promote Manufacturing Sustainability in Vietnam’s Textile and Apparel Industry
IFC Partners with VF Corporation and Target Corporation to Promote Manufacturing Sustainability in Vietnam’s Textile and Apparel Industry

PRESS RELEASE - Hanoi, Vietnam, March 15, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with global leading apparel and footwear company VF Corporation and consumer products retailer Target Corporation to improve resource efficiency at their supplier factories in Vietnam. Under the first phase of this program, energy and water efficiency assessments will be conducted at about 30 factories over the next 12 months to help them reduce operating costs and improve productivity while contributing to the country’s green growth and climate change targets.

Avery Dennison RFID Labels Improve Efficiency and Cut Waste in Apparel Industry
Avery Dennison RFID Labels Improve Efficiency and Cut Waste in Apparel Industry

WASTE NOT - Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is transforming both consumers’ shopping carts and companies’ supply chains by allowing intelligent barcodes to talk to a networked system that tracks products from Point A to Point Z. A technology once limited to tracking cattle, RFID tags are now tracking consumer products worldwide. Many manufacturers use the tags to monitor the location of each product they make from the time it's made until it's pulled off the shelf and tossed in a shopping cart.

6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics
6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Today, Canadian environmental NGO Canopy welcomes six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. While to date 60 brands and designers, representing more than 85 billion USD in annual revenues, have signed on to the CanopyStyle campaign — triggering the need for deep shifts within the viscose supply chain — the real change will come from producers, who must provide the industry with alternatives.

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The North Face Scales Locally & Domestically Produced 'Backyard Project' Collection
The North Face Scales Locally & Domestically Produced 'Backyard Project' Collection

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, outdoor apparel company The North Face launches the second installment of its locally and domestically produced clothing line, The Backyard Project. For this new line, The North Face challenged itself to find ways to expand and scale its pilot project with a goal of increasing both domestic production and impact. The Backyard Project again brought together a collective of farmers, artisans and small businesses to achieve increased production, new styles and colors and a lower price point for consumers.

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