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Bangladeshi Garment Suppliers Can Now Evaluate Their Corporate Buyers
Bangladeshi Garment Suppliers Can Now Evaluate Their Corporate Buyers

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Just over a week ahead of the five-year anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse, Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have announced an 18-month partnership in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within garment industry supply chains. The two NGOs will invite Bangladeshi garment factories to anonymously evaluate their buyers using the Better Buying online rating platform, which gives buyers anonymized ratings from suppliers on seven key aspects of purchasing practices:

Report: Pollinator Decline Threatening Supply Chains, Especially Cocoa
Report: Pollinator Decline Threatening Supply Chains, Especially Cocoa

SUPPLY CHAIN - Shortages of raw materials, lower crop quality, and less secure supply are just some of the challenges companies may face due to an emerging pollination deficit – and businesses are largely unaware of the risks, according to a new report by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Around three quarters of food crops depend on pollination, making pollinators worth up to $577 billion annually, of which half comes from wild pollinators. However, pollinator populations are declining rapidly, with more than a third of wild bee and butterfly species facing local extinction.

Trending: Fabric Scraps, Flint Water Bottles Being Recycled into New Textiles
Trending: Fabric Scraps, Flint Water Bottles Being Recycled into New Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This year has already seen some great steps forward in the uphill battle against fashion and textile waste: industry agreements and action plans have been announced; sustainable fashion startups are receiving support from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator and the Nike Circular Innovation Challenge; and collaborations have produced a

New REI Product Standards Raise Sustainability Bar for Outdoor, Retail Industries
New REI Product Standards Raise Sustainability Bar for Outdoor, Retail Industries

LEADERSHIP - Smack in the middle of the third year of its groundbreaking #OptOutside campaign, which began with a bold stand against the shopping rampage of Black Friday and has expanded into a global movement to empower its customers to embrace the great outdoors, REI Co-op today debuted a set of product standards aimed at elevating sustainability across the retail and

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Icebreaker Aims to Prove Its Apparel Is ‘Made Different’ with New Transparency Report
Icebreaker Aims to Prove Its Apparel Is ‘Made Different’ with New Transparency Report

MARKETING AND COMMS - Outdoor apparel brand Icebreaker has reinforced its commitment to the use of natural fibres and sustainable production with the launch of its inaugural Transparency Report: Made Different. Touting it as an industry first, the report gives readers a full behind-the-scenes view of the brand’s entire operation. “Our thinking was simple. What if our customers could see everything we do?’’ explained Greg Smith, the CEO of Icebreaker.

Trending: New Sustainable Fashion Collections, Connections, CEO Agenda
Trending: New Sustainable Fashion Collections, Connections, CEO Agenda

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Apparel collections that are less harmful to the environment are on the horizon from G-Star RAW and H&M. Meanwhile, a small Boston-based footwear company is making it easier for customers to connect with their craftsmen, and the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) recommended sustainability priorities for senior managers in the fashion world in its first ‘CEO Agenda’ report.

Garment Factories, Palm Oil Suppliers Mapped for End-to-End Traceability
Garment Factories, Palm Oil Suppliers Mapped for End-to-End Traceability

SUPPLY CHAIN - The team behind digital supply chain mapping platform Sourcemap has been busy. Their latest projects aim to bring a new level of transparency to two of the most notoriously difficult to track industries in the world: clothing and palm oil.

12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas
12 Asian Entrepreneurs Win $10K for Low-Carbon Mobility, Plastic Waste, Energy Ideas

CLEANTECH - UN Environment has awarded seed funding to twelve young people with business ideas on how to foster energy-efficient, low-waste and low-carbon lifestyles. Each of the winners of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge will receive US$10,000 and mentorship to help bring their ideas to fruition.

Cleaning Up Courses: How to Bring Distance Events Closer to the Sustainability Finish Line
Cleaning Up Courses: How to Bring Distance Events Closer to the Sustainability Finish Line

WASTE NOT - On foot, by bicycle, through water and combinations of the above, distance races such as marathons and ocean races are a global phenomenon. Running and cycling races have become a big business in recent years, due to the opportunity for sponsorship and the brand affinity that comes with it.

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Trending: New Circular Solutions for Polyester, Almonds Drive Textiles, Plastics Towards Zero Waste
Trending: New Circular Solutions for Polyester, Almonds Drive Textiles, Plastics Towards Zero Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The potential of a circular economy continues to unfold as new technologies are help transform everything from post-consumer textiles to almond shells into high-quality raw materials. CARBIOS, a pioneer in the field of bioplasturgy, has taken its enzymatic depolymerization process to the next level, rendering it applicable to PET polyester fibers from textile waste.

World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets
World Water Day: Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Target Dive Into New Projects, Targets

COLLABORATION - From social media campaigns to water conservation projects and efficiency improvements across their supply chains, top brands announced all sorts of initiatives today in celebration of World Water Day — a new water management tool from Kimberly-Clark and Deltares, projects from PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy, goals from Gap Inc. and Target, and campaign from Absolut Elyx and Water For People, just to name a few.

Canopy Sheds Light on Link Between Fashion, Rainforests in New Short Film
Canopy Sheds Light on Link Between Fashion, Rainforests in New Short Film

MARKETING AND COMMS - While textile waste and human rights are often the focus of conversations surrounding sustainability in the fashion industry, most consumers remain unaware of the sector’s impact on forests and the wildlife and communities that rely on them. In a bid to raise awareness around the need to protect this valuable natural resource, Canopy, an environmental organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, has launched a new video for International Day of Forests that connects clothing to the rainforests of Northern Sumatra.

Here’s a First Look at Target’s Fresh Approach to Sustainable Water Management
Here’s a First Look at Target’s Fresh Approach to Sustainable Water Management

PRESS RELEASE - Around the world, clean water sources are disappearing at an alarming rate, and it’s up to all of us to help design solutions for the future. Target’s doing its part by putting a connected framework in place—including our climate policy and chemical strategy and sustainable cotton sourcing goal—to make sure we’re using resources thoughtfully and measuring progress across our business.

Fashion for Good Unveils 15 Startups Future-Fitting Fashion Industry
Fashion for Good Unveils 15 Startups Future-Fitting Fashion Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator has revealed the names of the 15 startups selected to participate in its third edition, which kicks off today.

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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.

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.

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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.

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