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Trending: New Technologies, Recycling Schemes, Materials Edge Fashion Industry Closer to Circularity
Trending: New Technologies, Recycling Schemes, Materials Edge Fashion Industry Closer to Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The New Textiles Economy continues to bloom as key players in the apparel and textile industries take action to shift towards a more sustainable model.

WEBINAR Measuring Fashion: a look at how the global apparel and footwear industries size up to their environmental impacts
WEBINAR Measuring Fashion: a look at how the global apparel and footwear industries size up to their environmental impacts

PRESS RELEASE - Gain insights into the first science-driven study to perform and assess the environmental impacts of the global apparel and footwear industries. The global apparel and footwear industries together represents 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our panel of experts will talk us through the results as well as explain the levers of actions that will help fashion brands and businesses implement viable and sustainable change. Join us for an interactive discussion! Join experts from ClimateWorks Foundation, Quantis, and the NRDC as we look at this ground-breaking study and how it could change the future of fashion, March 28th at 5 pm CET / 4 pm GMT / 11am EST / 8am PST

Nike Seeks Material Recovery, Design Ideas with ‘Limitless Potential’
Nike Seeks Material Recovery, Design Ideas with ‘Limitless Potential’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Nike is calling for innovation proposals to help advance its product sustainability. The Nike Circular Innovation Challenge consists of two distinct but connected calls that invite entrants to develop new technologies to advance footwear recycling or create new products using Nike Grind materials. The best proposals will win thousands in cash awards.

H&M Names 5 Sustainable Startups That Could Change the Face of Fashion
H&M Names 5 Sustainable Startups That Could Change the Face of Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Fast fashion giant H&M has named the five winners of its latest Global Change Award, who are harnessing the power of technology to rein in the fashion industry’s extensive environmental and social impacts. This year’s winners include dissolvable thread, sustainable algae-based dye and clothes made from mushroom roots.

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Timberland Unveils New Spring 18 Footwear Collection Made with Recycled Fabric
Timberland Unveils New Spring 18 Footwear Collection Made with Recycled Fabric

PRESS RELEASE - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland releases three new Timberland X Thread men’s footwear styles for spring, made with Thread’s recycled Ground to Good™ fabric. The collection marks the brand’s second collaboration with Thread, a Certified B Corporation that transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into one of the most responsible fabrics on the planet.

Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: What and How to Measure
Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: What and How to Measure

SUPPLY CHAIN - Despite decades of intense media and business attention, poor working conditions persist in global supply chains. Even Apple, recently announced yet again as the world’s most admired company by Fortune magazine, has struggled to address this issue.

Trending: Footwear Takes Steps Toward Sustainability
Trending: Footwear Takes Steps Toward Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As a division of the fashion industry, the footwear sector has a hefty environmental footprint. However, a slew of emerging brands are gearing up to change footwear’s future, raising the bar for the rest of the industry by embracing sustainable sourcing, ethical labor practices and transparency.

Plastic Scan Ushers in New Era for Supply Chain Transparency
Plastic Scan Ushers in New Era for Supply Chain Transparency

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new online tool developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and social enterprise Searious Business could help stem the massive tide of microplastics entering the world’s oceans each year. The tool, dubbed Plastic Scan, allows businesses to measure their plastic emissions and provides recommendations on how to reduce impact across the textile supply chain.

First-of-Its-Kind Report Examines Global Environmental Impacts of Fashion Industry
First-of-Its-Kind Report Examines Global Environmental Impacts of Fashion Industry

NEW METRICS - 'Measuring Fashion' considers the industries’ value chains across seven stages — from fiber production and material extraction to end-of-life.

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Levi’s Cleans Up Denim Supply Chain with Digital Finishing Process
Levi’s Cleans Up Denim Supply Chain with Digital Finishing Process

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) has taken an important step to clean up the fashion supply chain, rolling out a new digital manufacturing process that will eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals that have traditionally been used in the industry for jeans finishing.

Why ‘Green’ Consumerism Isn’t Taking Off
Why ‘Green’ Consumerism Isn’t Taking Off

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - If sustainability is so “in,” why aren’t more people buying ethically made clothes? The past few decades have changed the shape of the apparel industry. A few iconic media scandals over child labor and sweatshop labor have made Western shoppers sensitive to certain social responsibility topics.

H&M Teams Up with Aquafil to Bring Sustainable Fashion to the Masses
H&M Teams Up with Aquafil to Bring Sustainable Fashion to the Masses

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Aquafil and H&M have joined forces to make sustainable fashion mainstream through the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection.

Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia
Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia

MARKETING AND COMMS - A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.

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Kering, LCF Launch First-Ever Open-Access Course for Sustainable Luxury Fashion
Kering, LCF Launch First-Ever Open-Access Course for Sustainable Luxury Fashion

MARKETING AND COMMS - In response to growing demand for sustainable apparel products, Kering and London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) are launching the world’s first open-access digital course in luxury fashion and sustainability.

Trending: Startups, Government Put Planned Obsolescence in Its Place
Trending: Startups, Government Put Planned Obsolescence in Its Place

WASTE NOT - As increasing emphasis is being placed on circularity, the concept of planned obsolescence is being called into question. While it has long been criticized by consumers, brands and governments are finally beginning to recognize that the short-term strategy has no place in the low-carbon economy — and are taking action to promote transparency and resource efficiency.

Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool
Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers to access information about the 1071 factories and suppliers that make up the company’s supply chain.

Thinking More Sustainably Across the Apparel Supply Chain
Thinking More Sustainably Across the Apparel Supply Chain

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Sustainable production standards for clothing continue to rise, with attention to sustainable materials and practices becoming a more integral part of the global apparel industry. In an effort to mitigate its impact on the environment, the sector has been taking important steps toward more sustainable product solutions. But are we doing enough?

Trending: Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability Shaping More Than Just Supply Chains
Trending: Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability Shaping More Than Just Supply Chains

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Growing consumer demand for apparel and consumer products made in socially and environmentally responsible ways continues to drive companies away from a business-as-usual model. But corporate behavior isn’t the only thing being influenced by shifting consumer attitudes — the concept of the ideal partner is also being shaped by sustainability.

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

COLLABORATION - 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.

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