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There’s an Executive Agenda on New Materials: Short Takes

Former Hermès CEO Patrick Thomas joins MycoWorks board, new hires at Eco-Age and bio-nylon-maker nabs $118 million.

clock July 28, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

26 April 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart: Sustainably produced clothing hangs on hangers at the Fair Trade trade fair at a stand. There's a visitor behind the coat stand. Photo by: Sebastian Gollnow/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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FTC’s Updated ‘Green Guides’ Could Clamp Down on Greenwashing

Fashion celebrates Federal Trade Commission potential to update its ‘Green Guides’ on environmental marketing claims in 2022.

clock July 16, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Today’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Fans Want Thrift and a New ThredUp Partnership Will Provide It

“Gossip Girl” costume designer Eric Daman has linked with resale shop ThredUp for styling boxes to give fans “on-screen looks sustainably.”

clock July 15, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

The Hollywood & Highland complex in California.

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Do ‘Responsible’ Businesses Care Enough to Take a Stance on the Garment Worker Protection Act?

Amid rampant wage theft for Los Angeles garment workers, SB 62 is drawing lines between sustainable businesses — and everyone else.

clock July 14, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

A worker checks machines processing cotton yarn at a Huafu Fashion plant, as seen during a government organized trip for foreign journalists, in Aksu in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. A backlash against reports of forced labor and other abuses of the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang is taking a toll on China's cotton industry, but it's unclear if the pressure will compel the government or companies to change their ways. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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What’s Going On in Xinjiang and How It Impacts Fashion

A timeline of the Xinjiang cotton crisis and its impact on fashion and how governments are cracking down on forced labor.

clock July 14, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Inditex Ramps Up Sustainability Initiatives

Executive chairman Pablo Isla introduced a range of new targets and highlighted ongoing improvements in sales trends at the fast-fashion retailer’s AGM Tuesday.

clock July 13, 2021Alex Wynne

Sustainable Brand Platform.

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Sustainable Brand Platform Partners With The Canvas, Revolver Copenhagen Trade Show

The online destination, which uses blockchain technology to offer environmental and ethical ratings for international emerging fashion labels, has also received the stamp of approval by the U.N.

clock July 7, 2021Sandra Salibian

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PacSun Enters Resale, McCartney’s Animal Parade Hits Times Square: Short Takes

This week in sustainability, PacSun launched a resale service, Stella McCartney continues fur-free advocacy and Bluesign updates its approved chemicals list.

clock July 7, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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LVMH to Open Research Center for Sustainable Luxury

Housing some 300 employees and researchers, the site is to open in Saclay, France, in 2024 or 2025.

clock July 1, 2021Miles Socha

Fashionphile, West Chelsea, New York City, re-commerce, resale

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Fashionphile Is Building a New York HQ as Resale Takes Hold

Fashionphile will map out a 60,000-square-foot East Coast headquarters adding 150 jobs in luxury re-commerce to New York.

clock June 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Allbirds apparel

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Allbirds’ New Sustainability ‘Flight Plan,’ Farfetch and ThredUp Link, Econyl Goes D-to-c: Short Takes

This week in sustainability, Allbirds announces new goals, Farfetch links with ThredUp and Econyl fiber maker steps into direct-to-consumer.

clock June 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Inside Canada Goose’s Toronto factory.

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IFF ‘Shocked and Disappointed’ at Canada Goose’s Move to Stop Using Fur

The International Fur Federation has lambasted a decision by Canada Goose to stop using fur, and has called on the brand to reconsider.

clock June 25, 2021Samantha Conti

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Secondhand Market May be Twice the Size of Fast Fashion by 2030, Says ThredUp

Fast fashion and “sustainable” clothing are increasingly losing to resale, according to ThredUp’s latest report.

clock June 23, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Now 140 Fashion Brands Back Garment Worker Bill, Ugg’s Plant Ambitions: Short Takes

This week in sustainability: Garment Worker Protection Act clears to next vote in Assembly, Ugg to broaden plant-powered ambitions this fall.

clock June 23, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

The Isabel Marant Vintage site will take clothes in exchange for brand vouchers.

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Isabel Marant Launches Vintage Site, Endowment Fund

Donators of used clothing from the label will be granted vouchers; proceeds will go to an endowment fund supporting artisan craftsmanship.

clock June 18, 2021Mimosa Spencer

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