Ann Inc. has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
The New York-based specialty retailer, owners of the Ann Taylor and Loft brands, is the first women’s specialty retailer to sign up and joins a roster that includes Gap Inc., H&M, Inditex, J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Kohl’s Corp., L.L. Bean, Marks & Spencer, Nordstrom Inc., Target Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and numerous brands in the outdoor and active apparel sectors. The organization’s membership, dedicated to greater supply chain sustainability, also includes various brands, wholesalers, mills and other suppliers and trade groups and numbers about 70.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"