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Target Taps Tech Startup to Reinvent Inspection Process, Advance Supply Chain Transparency
Target Taps Tech Startup to Reinvent Inspection Process, Advance Supply Chain Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Technological advancements, circular design principles and innovative raw materials are rapidly transforming the apparel industry, but lack of transparency continues to present a significant obstacle to sustainable sector-wide improvement across environmental, social and governance issues.

Braskem Strikes Up New Partnerships to Take Sustainable Packaging to the Next Level
Braskem Strikes Up New Partnerships to Take Sustainable Packaging to the Next Level

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Thermoplastics resin producer Braskem has been keeping busy, entering into a series of new partnerships to make bio-based packaging the mainstream choice for the personal care and consumer goods industries.

SAC's Latest Higg Module Improves Apparel Supply Chain Transparency, Reduces Audit Fatigue
SAC's Latest Higg Module Improves Apparel Supply Chain Transparency, Reduces Audit Fatigue

COLLABORATION - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has released early registration of the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), a self-assessment tool that globally standardizes sustainability measurement for apparel, footwear and textile manufacturing facilities. Optimized for use at an industrial scale, Higg FEM enables factories of any size to assess sustainability performance and easily share results with supply chain partners.

Member Spotlight: Helen Sahi from Avery Dennison discusses how the sustainability conversation has evolved over the last 30 years and what keeps her inspired
Member Spotlight: Helen Sahi from Avery Dennison discusses how the sustainability conversation has evolved over the last 30 years and what keeps her inspired

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - We recently sat down with Helen Sahi (@HelenSahi), senior director, Global Sustainability, at Avery Dennison and long-time SB Corporate Member whose made many contributions to the SB Advisory Board, to discuss her career and what keeps her excited about sustainability. Many of you already know Helen and that she is a woman of many talents. Read more to get her take on where sustainability has been, where it currently is, where it should be and how we can get there quickly.

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As EMF Calls for New Textiles Economy, H&M Clothing Powers Swedish Incinerators
As EMF Calls for New Textiles Economy, H&M Clothing Powers Swedish Incinerators

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sweden is a leader in waste-to-energy generation and earlier this year, the country began powering its incineration plants with trash purchased from neighboring countries. With less than one percent of Swedish household waste sent to landfill since 2011, the country needed to look outside its borders to keep its incineration plants going. Now, news has emerged that some of this waste is discarded clothing from fast fashion giant H&M.

The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured
The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured

NEW METRICS - The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes.

How Organic Underwear Can Help Save the World
How Organic Underwear Can Help Save the World

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In an era where brands are becoming increasingly socially conscious to keep up with societal trends, Marc Skid is no exception. The recently launched online underwear retailer is using the finest, sustainably grown materials to provide its customers both a high-quality product and an opportunity to donate to feed, cure and save the world.

Simple Stories Move Millions: Bangladesh’s ‘Made in Equality’ Campaign
Simple Stories Move Millions: Bangladesh’s ‘Made in Equality’ Campaign

MARKETING AND COMMS - A digital initiative bringing to life real stories about real people in the Bangladeshi garment industry is proving a game-changer in the country in its first year of launch. “Made in Equality” is a website and Facebook page illustrating garment workers’ life experiences in their own words. The simple format of an individual’s image, presented alongside their quotes, is proving moving and powerful.

Trending: Coffee Grounds Poised to Power Future for Sustainable Transport, Fashion
Trending: Coffee Grounds Poised to Power Future for Sustainable Transport, Fashion

WASTE NOT - Your morning cup of java could be good for more than just a caffeine buzz — Shell and Vancouver-based sustainable clothing company LEZÉ the Label are fueling a sustainable future with the help of waste coffee grounds.

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Levi Strauss Taps Outerknown, Startups to Drive Apparel Industry Sustainability
Levi Strauss Taps Outerknown, Startups to Drive Apparel Industry Sustainability

COLLABORATION - When it comes to tackling climate change, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) believes collaboration is key. This very ethos is the driving force behind the company’s sustainability approach, and the reason behind the brand’s decision to embark on a second year of its flagship Levi Strauss & Co. Collaboratory fellowship program. Launched last year, the program sees emerging socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurs in the apparel industry come together for three days to collaborate on sustainability solutions for their organizations.

Inditex Creates Uproar, Refuses to Pay Wages to Over 150 Turkish Garment Workers
Inditex Creates Uproar, Refuses to Pay Wages to Over 150 Turkish Garment Workers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Zara’s parent company, Inditex, is in full-on damage-control mode after tags bearing messages such as “I made this item you are going to buy, but I didn’t get paid for it,” began turning up in garments earlier this month.

Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste
Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste

COLLABORATION - Textile waste is a 26-billion-pound problem the world is just beginning to recognize. With us consuming more than 80 billion pieces of new clothing each year globally, there’s no question that change is necessary – but what will it take for retailers, clothing manufacturers and consumers to embrace the environmental benefits of reuse?

Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture
Food and Fiber Sectors Cultivate Impact with Applied Sustainable Agriculture

BUSINESS CASE - On October 25, panelists representing both global brands and smaller local organizations convened in San Francisco to discuss their successes and potential in incorporating climate-friendly agricultural practices into their supply chains. The panel took place at The Perennial, a Bay Area restaurant committed to sustainable farming with the conviction that “food has the power to reverse climate change.” The panel discussion built on that theme, with further exploration into how the textile industry also has the power to enact positive impact on climate.

SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business
SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How a T-Shirt Is Driving a Circular Economy by Melanie Vella In this main stage session, Forum for the Future CEO Sally Uren returned to interview Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A, to delve into the organic fibre that made up Sally’s t-shirt, quite literally.

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Report: Digitizing Leftover Garment Data Could Unlock Billions for Fashion Industry
Report: Digitizing Leftover Garment Data Could Unlock Billions for Fashion Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies operating in the apparel industry could be missing out on new opportunities for growth by not digitizing data on leftovers from garment factories, says a new report by H&M Foundation Global Change Award winner Reverse Resources.

Trending: Making Sustainable Fashion More Accessible to Consumers
Trending: Making Sustainable Fashion More Accessible to Consumers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Stella McCartney has long been an advocate for responsible, sustainable fashion and was one of the first high profile labels to put forth products that struck the perfect balance of aesthetics and ethics. Unfortunately, as a luxury label, the brand is out of reach for a majority of the masses. Affordable alternatives do, however, exist yet the marketing of responsible threads has largely focused on claims — organic, Fair Trade, etc. — rather than the clothing’s sartorial appeal, representing missed opportunities to connect with consumers.

New Apparel Institute Aims to Scale Sustainable Solutions for Fashion Industry Impacts
New Apparel Institute Aims to Scale Sustainable Solutions for Fashion Industry Impacts

COLLABORATION - The launch of a new initiative designed to spur collective action around sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry is providing brands and manufacturers with the knowledge and resources necessary to select, fund and accelerate projects that can improve upon the sector's problematic environmental impacts.

Stella McCartney Commissions First-Ever LCA for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers
Stella McCartney Commissions First-Ever LCA for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Luxury fashion label Stella McCartney has released the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

What Difference Can Consumers Really Make to Improve Sustainability in Fashion?
What Difference Can Consumers Really Make to Improve Sustainability in Fashion?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - “This conversation is great, but it’s too polite! Where is the sense of urgency in the room?” During our most recent event at Fashion for Good, themed Power to the Consumer, one woman called us out: “I’ve heard this conversation before, but nothing seems to change! What can we do?” Lady, we hear you! This is exactly why we formed the True Fashion Collective. We want to bridge the gap between niche sustainable fashion enthusiasts and mainstream audiences because we too fear the urgency around this topic is fading.

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Sans Soucie: Turning Waste Textiles Into Beautiful Clothes
Sans Soucie: Turning Waste Textiles Into Beautiful Clothes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design Portfolio. Earlier this week, we highlighted food waste solutions from Abeego and Club Coffee.

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