Sustainability: Page 4


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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
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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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    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
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    Courtesy of Renewcell
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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
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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
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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
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    Uncertain economy and sourcing challenges are top of mind for fashion execs in 2023: report

    Respondents said they were also looking to increase their sustainability and compliance spending, as well as reduce their reliance on China.

    By Laurel Deppen • Aug. 7, 2023
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    MycoWorks releases details on new commercial-scale plant

    The mushroom biofiber firm’s 136,000-square-foot facility, set to begin operating in September, could supply millions of square feet of its Reishi leather alternative.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Can science save fashion?

    Researchers and brands are racing to create sustainable, biodegradable fibers, fabrics and materials.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Aug. 2, 2023
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    H&M, Nike among EU and UK stores tossing items meant for reuse or recycling

    An investigation by Changing Markets Foundation found 76% of donated pieces were either destroyed, abandoned or shipped to Africa.

    By July 31, 2023
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    Walmart aims for affordable, sustainable clothing with carbon capture tech pilot

    A test with Rubi Laboratories seeks to integrate carbon capture technology across the retail giant’s supply chain and produce affordable apparel from the emissions.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 31, 2023
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    Courtesy of Fair Wear Foundation
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    Fashion brands still have work to do on supply chain transparency: report

    The annual Fashion Transparency Index found that most brands have not improved much since last year.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Gap adds its name to the Pakistan Accord

    The retail giant signed on to the International Accord’s legally binding agreement on worker safety this week, bringing the total number of signatories to 65.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Retrieved from MycoWorks on July 20, 2023
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    Mycelium materials company launches three new products

    Mushroom biofiber firm Mycoworks has plans for commercial-scale production of its leather-like fiber and a new factory in South Carolina.

    By July 20, 2023
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    Sustainable sourcing lacks visibility, posing big supply chain risks

    Sole source models and a lack of raw material control are the product of short-term strategies, one Supply Chain Dive panelist said.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 13, 2023
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    California’s proposed Responsible Textile Recovery Act pulled from legislative session

    Sponsors of the legislation are converting it to a two-year bill to be considered next year.

    By July 12, 2023
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    Traceability firm Oritain raises $57M

    The Series C funding round is expected to help the forensic data science company expand its market and category reach.

    By July 12, 2023
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    Guess to increase its repair, resell and upcycle partnerships by 2025

    The company’s recent ESG report also outlines new emissions targets, recycled packaging goals and expanded programs for employee wellness and diversity.

    By July 11, 2023
  • Mannequins stand in a warehouse dressed in neutral colors and denim, next to stacks of material.
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    Renewcell launches supplier network for its recycled raw material

    The network includes 47 yarn and textile suppliers that have committed to using Circulose, the company’s recycled raw material.

    By July 7, 2023
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    Brooks steps into resale

    The running brand will refurbish and resell used gear starting at 35% off across three quality levels: Like New, Great and Good.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 6, 2023
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    TrusTrace releases updated open source accountability playbook

    The Traceability Roadmap is aimed at presenting guidelines for fashion companies looking to update supply chain protocols.

    By June 30, 2023
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    Prada earmarks 1% of Re-Nylon revenue for ocean education

    The move enhances the existing partnership between the Italian fashion house and UNESCO’s Sea Beyond program initiative.

    By June 29, 2023
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    UN committee releases playbook for sustainable fashion communication

    The guide is meant to help fashion communicators change the industry narrative.

    By June 28, 2023