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Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge
Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Over 110 small and medium-sized apparel brands from around the world have signed on to the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge, with actionable steps to make circular fashion an industry-wide reality.

Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy
Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

WASTE NOT - Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps.

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Report Outlines Critical Actions for Beauty Brands to Sustainably ‘Make Up the Future’
Report Outlines Critical Actions for Beauty Brands to Sustainably ‘Make Up the Future’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new report published this week by sustainability consulting group Quantis maps the urgent actions that cosmetics and personal care brands must address to achieve sustainability in today’s fast-changing world.

L’Oréal Pledges €150M to Support Vulnerable Women, Protect the Environment
L’Oréal Pledges €150M to Support Vulnerable Women, Protect the Environment

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and to attempt to mitigate its consequences, L’Oréal has announced L’Oréal for the Future — an industry-first social and environmental solidarity program to address two key priorities …

Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress
Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress

LEADERSHIP - In 10th and final year of the company’s Sustainable Living Plan, CEO Alan Jope reinforces commitment to sustainability leadership; calls for renewed action to tackle social inequality and the climate crisis in post-COVID world.

Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions
Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent survey of members of the Upcycled Food Association revealed several interesting findings, which I think demonstrates the scale and game-changing potential of the upcycled food opportunity. 

New Concept Jacket Designed to Illustrate Viability of Fully Recyclable, Circular Garments
New Concept Jacket Designed to Illustrate Viability of Fully Recyclable, Circular Garments

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - DuPont Biomaterials teamed up with Youngone to design a jacket comprised of recycled and plant-based fabrics that can be mechanically recycled at end of life — providing a glimpse into a circular future for textiles.

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Trending: Virus, Be Damned — Fashion Industry Charges Ahead Toward Sustainable Future
Trending: Virus, Be Damned — Fashion Industry Charges Ahead Toward Sustainable Future

BUSINESS CASE - Even as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines and the global consciousness, the 7th annual Fashion Revolution Week sees news and moves from Jeans Redesign, Vivienne Westwood and Fair Trade USA, to name a few.

Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic
Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic

WASTE NOT - COVID-19 has delayed both the Scottish Climate Change Plan update and the Scottish Circular Economy Bill. While it’s unclear now whether the latter will ever see the light of day, stakeholders agree that the delay is a welcome opportunity to reassess and strengthen the Bill.

SB Corporate Members Collaborate to Drive Circular Innovation
SB Corporate Members Collaborate to Drive Circular Innovation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - When BASF and its customer and fellow Sustainable Brands Corporate Member, Stanley Black & Decker, realized they had similar interest in recycling technologies for plastics and battery materials, they decided to launch an innovation challenge.

Sustainability Is Dead. Long Live Sustainability (or, Redefining the Term in a Post-COVID World …)
Sustainability Is Dead. Long Live Sustainability (or, Redefining the Term in a Post-COVID World …)

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We get to choose what the world will look like when we open our doors in three…six…twelve months’ time. Will we choose Human 101 or Human 3.0?

Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome
Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As part of an effort to recognize and learn from a wide array of organizations about the ways we can each make a positive impact on people and the planet, Shaw is spotlighting 10 diverse organizations intently focused on products and initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet.

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Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles
Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles

WASTE NOT - The tech can separate collected textiles by fiber composition and color into precise recycling feedstocks and return them to the supply chain — but studies show consumers need to drive the garment industry to use more recycled content in their products.

Forestry Day and Every Day: Don’t Overlook the ‘Urban Forest’
Forestry Day and Every Day: Don’t Overlook the ‘Urban Forest’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While it is crucial to maintain sustainability managed forests, sourcing paper fiber from them is not the only option to consider. As we all move toward creating a more circular economy, it’s important to also consider sourcing materials from the “urban forest.”

New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains
New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains

NEW METRICS - Developed for companies, the PLP guidelines provide businesses at all stages of the value chain with a robust, standardized method for calculating and reporting estimates of plastic and microplastic leakage at both the corporate and product level.

Trending: In Fashion, What’s Outside Also Counts
Trending: In Fashion, What’s Outside Also Counts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New partnerships aim to tackle the fashion industry’s packaging footprint — with circular solutions for polybags and MATCHESFASHION’s new, recyclable boxes furthering the cause.

Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives
Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, a growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, it is no wonder that some companies are shifting away from plastics. But encouraging this shift towards material choices that do little to improve end-of-life environmental impact would be the worst possible outcome for the planet.

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Trending: Inventive Solutions to Food Waste Continuing to Grow
Trending: Inventive Solutions to Food Waste Continuing to Grow

WASTE NOT - Here, we have 3 examples of startup innovation at its finest — with stellar solutions from Ambrosia, Back to the Roots, Treasure8 and Shameless Pets promising to bite off a chunk of the US’ massive food waste issue.

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