Sustainability


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    DHS unveils ‘enhanced strategy’ to fight illicit trade in textile industry

    The plan includes cracking down on small shipments that fall under the de minimis exemption and benefit fast fashion giants such as Shein and Temu.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 11, 2024
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    ‘It’s important to get going’: How fashion is navigating the many complexities of sustainability

    Understanding supply chains is key to both regulatory compliance and scaling solutions, executives said at an American Apparel & Footwear Association’s event.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 10, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion More

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion More staff
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    Majority of brands won’t meet their emissions goals: report

    About two-thirds of fashion businesses are behind on their own decarbonization schedules, according to a new analysis from McKinsey.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 9, 2024
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    Lululemon launches recycled polyester anorak

    The packable outerwear is made with mixed plastic waste, converted carbon emissions and the activewear brand’s old apparel.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Vestiaire Collective relaunches vintage category

    The resale platform’s Archive Room includes more than 250,000 items, and the company plans to roll out monthly themed curation events.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Fashion fails to keep ‘grandiose promises’ on sustainability, human rights: report

    Major brands haven’t improved their practices compared to last year, according to the 2024 Remake Fashion Accountability Report.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 29, 2024
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    Renewcell exec on what led to bankruptcy, what’s next

    Tricia Carey said as the company seeks a buyer, its inventory of pulp and fiber is still available.

    By March 28, 2024
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    US secondhand market projected to reach $73B by 2028: report

    A new study from resale platform ThredUp said U.S. consumers spent, on average, nearly half of their 2023 clothing budget on pre-worn items.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 27, 2024
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    OTB Group acquires majority stake in luxury footwear manufacturer

    Italy-based Calzaturificio Stephen has been a strategic supplier for the company for more than 20 years and makes Maison Margiela’s popular Tabi shoes.

    By March 26, 2024
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    SEC to face all climate rule challenges in U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

    The agency had nine legal challenges to its rule requiring public companies to disclose certain climate risks consolidated into one venue.

    By Lamar Johnson • March 26, 2024
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    Dr. Martens launches recycled leather collection and resale platform

    The footwear company is promoting both initiatives as part of its sustainability commitments.

    By Updated March 26, 2024
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    Renewcell extends deadline for purchase offers

    Potential buyers have until March 28 to submit bids following the textile waste recycling company’s bankruptcy filing last month.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Workers’ rights and environmental legislation endorsed by European Union

    The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive would require companies to take responsibility for detecting and remedying problems in their supply chains.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 15, 2024
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    Textile recycling company Infinited Fiber closes $43.8M funding round

    The news comes after Renewcell, its competitor in the recycled materials space, filed for bankruptcy due to lack of funding.

    By March 14, 2024
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    How the SEC climate rule will impact manufacturers’ supply chains

    Even with scope 3 emissions left out of the new rule, contract manufacturers should be prepared to report emissions data as more states adopt disclosure requirements, experts say.

    By Kate Magill • March 13, 2024
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    Diesel and Lee collaborate on recycled denim capsule

    The four-piece collection launched globally last week and features jeans made from unsold fabric sourced from both brands’ stock.

    By March 11, 2024
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    H&M launches its H2 Exchange circular fashion initiative

    The program, created in partnership with designer Heron Preston, seeks to bring sustainable clothing concepts to a younger, wider audience.

    By Howard Ruben • March 8, 2024
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    The Council of the EU and European Parliament reach deal on forced labor product ban

    The provisional agreement includes clarity on assessing potential violations.

    By March 6, 2024
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    Gap Inc. will begin using regenerated polyester in Athleta apparel

    Cycora, a material from textile science manufacturer Ambercycle, is expected to show up in the athleticwear brand's clothing beginning in 2026.

    By March 6, 2024
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    J.Crew launches swimwear takeback program

    The recycling initiative, in partnership with SuperCircle, will give consumers shopping credit in exchange for used bathing suits from any brand.

    By Howard Ruben • March 4, 2024
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SEC to scrap scope 3 reporting from climate disclosure rule: Reuters

    The omission could create a compliance conundrum for companies that still need to report scope 3 under the EU’s CSRD and California’s climate regulations.

    By Zoya Mirza • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Textile recycler Renewcell to file for bankruptcy

    The Circulose fiber manufacturer was unable to secure financing following several quarters of declining sales.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Intimiti Australia launches compostable polyester fiber

    The new product, called Celys, is made from recycled polyester and is 95% compostable and biodegradable in 179 days.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 22, 2024
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    Lululemon accused of greenwashing in anti-competition complaint

    Advocacy organization Stand.earth is asking the Competition Bureau Canada to investigate the athleticwear company’s conduct over environmental claims.

    By Feb. 13, 2024