In a fast fashion world, it’s not easy being green. And as consumer-led demand for sustainable products and practices continues to flourish, brands and retailers are adopting greener methods to appease shoppers and influence change, often partnering with nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks and their ilk to engage and stay competitive.
And organizations such as the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), a nonprofit based in Boston, center its focus on reducing unfavorable environmental, health and safety impacts that derive from consumer products throughout the entire lifecycle, zeroing in on minimizing waste management. Through its “stewardship approach,” the firm works to improve products’ designs and stimulates dialogue among key leaders and stakeholders to help influence policy change industry-wide. PSI works with 47 state environmental agency members, local government members coast-to-coast and partners in corporate, business, academic, non-U.S. government, as well as various organizational partners.
Super-influencer @chiaraferragni doesn't miss a beat— or a party. Last night, she inaugurated Pomellato's newest boutique on Rodeo Drive, decked out in bling from the jewelry brand. At the event, Ferragni took some time to sit down with us to discuss motherhood, being a newlywed, and the hotly-anticipated documentary she is currently filming.
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As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty