Sustainability: Page 3


  • Amina Razvi speaks at a podium on a stage.
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition CEO to step down

    Amina Razvi will leave the nonprofit coalition of fashion industry brands in December.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Cotton traceability program may help fashion and textile brands track sourcing

    Nonprofit initiative Better Cotton believes its new platform, once completed, will improve transparency within cotton supply chains.

    By Howard Ruben • Nov. 13, 2023
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    Trendline

    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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    New Balance, Reformation among brands launching sustainable footwear collective

    The group’s proposed solution is to collectively minimize waste, reduce emissions and bring a circular approach to the footwear industry.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    New regulations seek to expose fashion greenwashers’ true colors

    In Europe, governments plan to prohibit fashion companies and other industries from making vague or misleading environmental claims, and the U.S. could soon do the same.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 1, 2023
  • A model is pictured wearing a Balenciaga leather coat.
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    Courtesy of Gozen
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    Biomaterials startup lands $3.3M in funding to boost production of its leather alternative

    Gozen, which recently debuted its material with Balenciaga, is seeking to scale its production with a new facility.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Courtesy of Pol Rebaque/MycoWorks
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    Sustainable raw materials can’t meet future demand: report

    While many fashion brands have pledged to reduce their climate impact, that won’t be feasible with the current supply chain, a new report says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 26, 2023
  • People walk past a Zara storefront, where the window displays are advertising a sale.
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    Zara parent company inks $74M deal for recycled polyester material

    Inditex is partnering with Los Angeles-based Ambercycle in a three-year agreement for a “significant portion” of the material.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
  • A person walks in front of a Nike store.
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    Apparel firms rank in top 100 public companies on ESG disclosures

    The 100 Best Corporate Citizens report found that Nike, VF Corp. and Ralph Lauren got top marks in environmental and social practices.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    REI opens Tennessee distribution center to support 60-plus stores

    The 400,000-square-foot center in Lebanon is equipped with technology to improve picking efficiency, a spokesperson said.

    By Kelly Stroh • Oct. 16, 2023
  • Zaya Guarani sits on a grassy field wearing a graphic black jacket, beige pants, and modeling a black pair of Campfire Crafted Regenerate Boots by Ugg.
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    Ugg launches all-gender sustainable collection

    The capsule, called Regenerate by Ugg, features details including regeneratively-sourced sheepskin and outsoles made from renewable sugarcane.

    By Oct. 6, 2023
  • A person is seen holding one of Bolt Threads' materials in a dish.
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    Retrieved from Bolt Threads on October 05, 2023
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    Bolt Threads plans to go public via SPAC

    The announcement comes after the company struggled to raise funds for the production of its mushroom leather alternative.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
  • A lone hiker walks in the foreground while in the background steam and exhaust rise from a power plant on a cold winter day in Oberhausen, Germany.
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches initiative to curb carbon emissions

    The new program is designed to help apparel manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint by a minimum of 45% over the next seven years.

    By Howard Ruben • Oct. 5, 2023
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    Coalition calls for eliminating highly hazardous pesticides in cotton farming

    Less toxic methods can replace hazardous chemicals in protecting cotton and other crops from pests, the group says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 3, 2023
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    Worldly names Francois Thrower as CFO

    The hire follows the platform’s recent name change and the acquisition of Fair Factories Clearinghouse.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
  • Anders Sjoblom is pictured for a professional headshot.
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    Recycled materials company hires H&M exec as CEO

    Recover, which has recently forged partnerships with several brands for recycled denim, is switching up its top leadership roles.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    Resale can help some brands lower their carbon footprint: report

    Luxury and outdoor brands are the most likely apparel categories to help reduce carbon emissions by implementing resale, according to the report.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    MycoWorks begins production of mushroom biofiber at new South Carolina facility

    The factory could produce millions of square feet of the firm’s leather alternative material each year.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
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    Apparel Impact Institute hands out initial decarbonization grants

    The nonprofit announced the first five recipients of its $250 million Fashion Climate Fund, which was established to help reduce carbon emissions.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    Shein adds $85M to its ESG initiatives

    The funding will be earmarked to help aspiring designers, women, young people and the underprivileged.

    By Laurel Deppen • Sept. 15, 2023
  • A group of Bangladesh residents ride bikes across a bridge which has flooding.
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    Apparel manufacturers could lose $65B in export earnings due to climate change: report

    Findings from Cornell University's Global Labor Institute and Schroders measured the impact that increased flooding and extreme heat could have on global fashion suppliers.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
  • Textile waste is shown stacked on top of each other in a factory setting.
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    Sustainable materials companies collaborate on new fiber

    Spinnova and Renewcell have launched a partnership to create a waste-based product, which they hope to scale by the end of 2024.

    By Sept. 13, 2023
  • A laborer stands on a factory floor checking suit jackets on hangers at the Youngor Group textile factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China.
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    TrusTrace develops garment tracking system in advance of EU regulations

    Digital product tracing tags may be required on all garments in Europe by 2030.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
  • A person is pictured wearing pink Adore Me lingerie.
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    Adore Me teams up with French sustainability startup on capsule

    The collection will be released next year in partnership with Ever Dye, a dye tech startup that aims to reduce carbon emissions.

    By Aug. 31, 2023
  • A couple seen from behind in a black suit and a long white dress walk down a country road toward a wind turbine as the sun sets.
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    Nearly half of brides are considering eco-friendly gowns: report

    Sustainable fashion is a growing trend in the wedding industry as more brands create options for environmentally-conscious brides.

    By Howard Ruben • Aug. 17, 2023
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    Q&A

    Toms exec talks about new sustainability strategies, ThredUp partnership

    Amy Smith, chief brand officer, says the company is focusing on tackling issues in “our own backyard,” such as access to mental health.

    By Aug. 9, 2023