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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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Gildan Receives Bronze Class Distinction in the RobecoSAM 2018 Sustainability Yearbook
Gildan Receives Bronze Class Distinction in the RobecoSAM 2018 Sustainability Yearbook

PRESS RELEASE - Gildan has been included in the 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook for the sixth consecutive year. This year, the company received the Bronze Class distinction. RobecSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook is one of the world’s most comprehensive publications on corporate sustainability. The index has been built using a selection of criteria that best captures a company’s quality of management and its potential to create long-term value. “We are proud, once again, to be a part of the RobecoSAM Yearbook in the category: Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry, knowing that over the years inclusion in the index became more difficult and only the top 15% of the companies within each industry are selected,” said Claudia Sandoval, VP, Corporate Citizenship, Gildan.

Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy
Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy

CLEANTECH - A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials.

Unbelts Is Creating a Better Way to Do ‘Made in China’
Unbelts Is Creating a Better Way to Do ‘Made in China’

SUPPLY CHAIN - A garment’s country of origin isn’t that garment’s full story. Canadian belt manufacturer Unbelts is looking to prove that the fashion industry and consumers have a responsibility and an existing means to provide high-quality clothing-production jobs around the world. Plus, this 2017 Best for the World honoree is out to make women feel awesome in their pants — a goal that is also worthy of global adoption.

The North Face: Successful Programs Start with Motivated Workers
The North Face: Successful Programs Start with Motivated Workers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship — in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 16th article in the series.

Trending: New Apparel Industry Commitments Push New Textiles Economy Forward
Trending: New Apparel Industry Commitments Push New Textiles Economy Forward

WALKING THE TALK - Fashion and textile industry heavy-hitters are heeding the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent call for a New Textiles Economy with the rollout of new agreements and action plans that consider the full life cycle of garments.

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BBC Targets Environmental Impacts of Plastics, Textiles in New Documentaries
BBC Targets Environmental Impacts of Plastics, Textiles in New Documentaries

MARKETING AND COMMS - In response to the success of its “Blue Planet II” nature documentary series and the substantial social media response that followed, the BBC will launch two new programs that explore the impact of plastics and textiles on the environment.

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