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Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy
Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Circular and sharing economy models are the latest trend in sustainable fashion – it seems there are new initiatives popping up all the time! Just last week, we covered startups reKindness and Hubbub, which are making clothes swapping easier in the U.S. and U.K., respectively.

Trending: ReKindness, Hubbub Creating Circular Model for Clothes Through Swapping, Upcycling
Trending: ReKindness, Hubbub Creating Circular Model for Clothes Through Swapping, Upcycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There are new options for Americans and Brits alike who want to “re-fashion” their wardrobes. ReKindness is an Atlanta, Georgia-based startup that is allowing members to swap clothes through its online platform. On the other side of the pond, environmental charity Hubbub is running events to help people learn how to repair and upcycle clothes and accessories, in addition to “clothes swapping boutiques.”

Interface Expands Recycling Operations with Network of ‘Regional Recycling Allies’
Interface Expands Recycling Operations with Network of ‘Regional Recycling Allies’

WASTE NOT - Carpet tile manufacturer and sustainability leader Interface is expanding its ReEntry recycling program by “creating a new network of regional recycling allies,” beginning with Oakland, Calif.-based Rethink Green. The company is seeking additional strategic partner recyclers in order to increase carpet recycling across North America each year.

The North Face Fall 2016 Line Will Use 100% Certified Responsible Down
The North Face Fall 2016 Line Will Use 100% Certified Responsible Down

SUPPLY CHAIN - One year earlier than expected, The North Face will use 100 percent certified responsible down in all of the retail and wholesale down products in its Fall 2016 line.

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Progress for Fashion and Forests: Two Years of CanopyStyle
Progress for Fashion and Forests: Two Years of CanopyStyle

COLLABORATION - 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 one third of them are sourced from ancient and/or endangered forests. Since its launch in October 2013, 60 companies have committed to eliminate endangered forests from their fabric supply chains by 2017 through the CanopyStyle initiative.

Trending: European Brands, Initiatives Pushing Linear Textile Production Out of Fashion
Trending: European Brands, Initiatives Pushing Linear Textile Production Out of Fashion

WASTE NOT - While the circular economy package adopted by the European Union earlier this month was bashed by critics as being too weak, Europe seems to be hitting the ground running with its efforts to follow through: The following week, the European Commission put its money where its mouth is and opened up €24 billion (~US$26.4B) in funding for businesses looking to transition to a circular economy model. And a variety of smaller-scale efforts from both the public and private sector are continuing the momentum – here, we highlight a few specific to textiles.

Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea
Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Waste reduction charity WRAP’s new Clothing Durability Report reveals that extending the active life of clothing items by nine months could reduce carbon, waste and water footprints of clothing in the UK by 20 to 30 percent each and cut resource costs by £5 billion.

COP21: adidas, Parley Unveil Latest Innovation, Call on Industry to Collaborate on Sustainable Solutions
COP21: adidas, Parley Unveil Latest Innovation, Call on Industry to Collaborate on Sustainable Solutions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Today, at the “Parley Talks” at COP21, adidas and Parley for the Oceans showcased their latest footwear concept, the 3D-printed Ocean Plastic shoe midsole, to demonstrate how the industry can rethink design and contribute to stop ocean plastic pollution.

‘Get Your Hands Dirty:’ How a Small Print Company Diverted 2,500 Lbs Waste from the US Open
‘Get Your Hands Dirty:’ How a Small Print Company Diverted 2,500 Lbs Waste from the US Open

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Diverting waste from landfills and the innovative reuse of textiles are becoming higher priorities for businesses large and small. From pro baseball teams to grocery stores, partnerships are helping companies send less waste to the dump.

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Levi’s and Goodwill Are Making It Easier to Donate Clothes This Holiday Season
Levi’s and Goodwill Are Making It Easier to Donate Clothes This Holiday Season

WASTE NOT - Only 15 percent of textile waste is donated or recycled in the United States. About 21 billion pounds of clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery, and other textiles end up in American landfills every year, which adds up to more than 5 percent of the country’s municipal solid waste. At the same time, textile recyclers claim that up to 95 percent of textiles can be reused or recycled.

Adidas Kicks Microbeads to the Curb
Adidas Kicks Microbeads to the Curb

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Athletics brand adidas will end the use of microbeads in its body care products by January 1, 2016. With the help of its license partner Coty, adidas has outpaced body care industry giants in eliminating the plastic beads from their products.

Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter
Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Around the world, more and more action is being taken to create a more sustainable clothing industry. In the U.K., waste reduction charity WRAP is seeing significant progress on its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). Meanwhile, two U.S.-based Kickstarter campaigns are offering sustainable, certified organic options: men’s denim made in America; and temperature-regulating base layers that use nanofibers from Austria.

H&M Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Latest Global Partner
H&M Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Latest Global Partner

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced today that H&M has become its latest Global Partner accelerating the transition to the circular economy.

Trending: New Fashion Innovations Include Textiles Made from Deadstock, Synthetic Spider Silk
Trending: New Fashion Innovations Include Textiles Made from Deadstock, Synthetic Spider Silk

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A synthetic spider silk parka, luxury knitwear made from deadstock yarns, and one-of-a-kind pieces from unwanted locally sourced materials are the latest sustainable clothing options.

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Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water
Tsk Tsk! Levi's Says Thoughtful Clothing Care Could Have Saved Californians 35B Liters of Water

WASTE NOT - Levi Strauss & Co. claims its consumer care recommendations could have saved California 35 billion liters of water over the past four years — the amount of time that the state has been experiencing a severe drought.

Could Nanotechnology Dramatically Reduce Clothing's Environmental Impact?
Could Nanotechnology Dramatically Reduce Clothing's Environmental Impact?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - If washing and drying clothes is a major culprit in the environmental waste wars, what if there were more natural fabrics that repelled stains, resulting in fewer washings? One such solution, introduced by Kelby & Co. at the Fashion Tech Lab demo day this summer, is being rolled out in the market next month.

€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste
€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste

WASTE NOT - UK waste-reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced a three-year commitment to reducing clothing waste through a new €3.6 million pilot project. Funded by EU LIFE, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) aims to divert over 90,000 tonnes per year of clothing waste from landfill and incineration across Europe by March 2019.

World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions
World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions

LEADERSHIP - Today, a group of some of the world’s biggest brands, retailers, NGOs and industry groups launch a Social and Labor Convergence Project, with the aim of improving working conditions in apparel manufacturing across the world.The group says the project seeks to achieve real, sustainable change through the collective development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply chains. Through this, the industry believes that it will be able to significantly reduce the amount of money that it spends on duplicated auditing and invest the money saved in improving social welfare for millions of people employed in apparel manufacturing around the world.

H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh
H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

SUPPLY CHAIN - Earlier this month, H&M was accused of being “dramatically behind schedule” in meeting the requirements of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in a joint report from the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium.

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Levi's New Wellthread Collection Launches Water<Less Fabric, Holistic Approach to Sustainable Design
Levi's New Wellthread Collection Launches Water<Less Fabric, Holistic Approach to Sustainable Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Levi Strauss &amp; Co. has led the charge in dramatically reducing the environmental impact of its garments by improving the efficiency of its processes: As the company announced in March, it has saved more than 1 billion liters of water since the inception of its Water&lt;Less™ process in 2011.

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