Sustainability


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    Mara Hoffman puts namesake brand on hold

    The 2023 CFDA Environmental Sustainability award-winner cited challenges with creating eco-friendly fashion.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Regulations could improve ESG in fashion, but Worldly exec says it’s not enough

    James Schaffer said recent mandates that require companies to disclose financial and environmental risks are a bellwether of the industry’s future.

    By May 15, 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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    California Gov. Newsom says climate bills are ‘funded’ in his revised state budget

    The governor’s original budget proposal for 2024-2025 left out funding needed to implement climate disclosure bills SB 253 and SB 261 — an omission met with much criticism.

    By Zoya Mirza • May 15, 2024
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    EU adopts CSRD reporting delay, gives non-EU companies until 2026 to comply

    Exempted companies will now have more time to focus on the implementation of broader sustainability reporting requirements before they start observing sector-specific standards.

    By Zoya Mirza • May 9, 2024
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    Cascale’s new CEO is approaching the role as a mission

    Colin Browne, most recently of Under Armour, was appointed shortly after the nonprofit coalition's rebrand.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Better Cotton audits farms it previously certified following deforestation investigation

    Watchdog Earthsight called the certifier’s audit “so flawed as to be almost worthless.”

    By May 1, 2024
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    Reformation reports spike in direct emissions, misses 2023 carbon intensity target

    The apparel company known for pioneering sustainable practices said it aims to slash its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% by 2030, compared to a 2021 baseline.

    By Zoya Mirza • April 29, 2024
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    Human rights and environmental legislation approved by European Parliament

    The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive holds companies and supply chain partners accountable for ESG compliance.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 25, 2024
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    Eileen Fisher hosts inaugural resale e-commerce ‘Earth Day Takeover’

    The company’s Renew program directed online shoppers toward pre-worn garments rather than new ones as part of a larger take-back initiative.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Nuuly releases capsule collection made from its retired inventory

    The 10-piece line was created in collaboration with Zero Waste Daniel, a designer known for making items from pre-consumer waste.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Asics creates a circular shoe, returns program

    The sporting goods company designed a shoe ready to undergo recycling at the end of its use.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • April 19, 2024
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    Cotton used by H&M and Zara linked to illegal deforestation: report

    A year-long investigation by nonprofit Earthsight found that fiber certified by ethical supply chain organization Better Cotton was grown on "stolen" and "deforested" land in Brazil.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 18, 2024
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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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    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