Business

Data Finds Link Between Sustainability and Gender Mix on Management Boards

Ethics & Boards found a correlation between gender diversity and sustainability on fashion and luxury firms’ management boards.

clock March 4, 2021Alex Wynne

Fashion, Markarian, online shopping, designer, sustainability, gender

Social Impact

Fashion Makes Change Invests in Putting Women at the Center of Sustainable Development

Theory, Michael Kors, Gabriela Hearst and more partner with Fashion Makes Change to round up purchases in support of women’s education.

clock March 4, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Boohoo, sustainability, forced labor, claims

Business

Why Boohoo ‘Forced Labor’ Suspicions Beg Broader Questioning

Boohoo and Leicester apparel-makers are under initial investigation by U.S. Customs. What happens next could bring accountability to fashion.

clock March 3, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

sustainable, fashion, ethical, Shaina mote, designer, LA, New York

Business

Short Takes: Brands Seek ‘Public Appraisal,’ B Corp Status as New Bragging Rights

Brands such as Tidal New York and designer Shaina Mote are making swift, sustainable changes in an era of greenwashing.

clock March 3, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Empire State Building, textile waste, refashion week

Business

New York City’s Annual Textile Waste – As High as Empire State Building

In its third year, ReFashion Week promotes awareness of New York City’s textile waste issue, drawing wide-reaching fashion support.

clock March 3, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Refashion week, sustainability, sustainable fashion, zero waste, recycling, fashion, public school, lenzing

Innovation

4 Lessons From Zero-Waste Pioneers at ReFashion Week

In a ReFashion Week panel on scaling the zero-waste movement, experts from Lenzing, Version Tomorrow and more shared their insight.

clock March 1, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Hollister

Social Impact

Hollister Donates $1M, Enlists TikTok Stars to Support Teen Mental Health

The retailer will host virtual mental health discussions between high school students and TikTok stars, such as Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.

clock March 1, 2021Kellie Ell

Maximilian Bittner, ceo of Vestiaire Collective.

Business

Kering Takes Minority Stake in Vestiaire Collective

Kering and Tiger Global and others have invested $216 million in the luxury resale platform.

clock March 1, 2021Mimosa Spencer

The Dioni bags by Themoirè.

Materials

These Accessories at Milan Fashion Week Looked Good While Doing Good for The Planet

Regenerated leather and nylon, recycled plastic, deadstock fabrics, corn, wood and tires can all be turned into fashion accessories. Here’s how six brands did it.

clock February 26, 2021Sandra Salibian

allbirds, natural, leather, sustainability,allbirds

Materials

Why Allbirds Is Investing $2 Million in Natural Fiber Welding

Allbirds’ “Plant Leather,” is a market signal to bio-based leathers amid the climate crisis.

clock February 25, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

sustainable, artisans, fashion, eco

Materials

Check Your DMs to Discover World of Artisan Craft, Says Bibhu Mohapatra

“The pride of being an artisan is coming back,” said Radhikaraje Gaekwad, textile conservationist and director of CDS Arts Foundation.

clock February 24, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Uniqlo Airism mask

Social Impact

Fast Retailing Donates 1 Million Masks to Refugees

The announcement marks the latest development in a decade-long partnership with the UNHCR.

clock February 24, 2021Kelly Wetherille

sustainable, sustainability, fashion, green, US, policy

Business

These Brand-Activists, Nonprofits Are Tackling Fashion Policy Head-on

Fashion has attempted to self-govern to its detriment, according to Fibershed’s Rebecca Burgess, but grassroots could be the critical way forward.

clock February 24, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Civica Scuola Paolo Grassi artists performing for Vogue Talents

Business

Vogue Talents Promotes Responsibility With Second Digital Iteration

The launch of the digital platform, promoting young talents, will be celebrated with a video featuring a dance performance by the young artists of Milan’s Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi.

clock February 23, 2021Alessandra Turra

H&M Science Story

Materials

H&M Launches Innovation Stories, Starting With Science Collection

The line replaces the fast-fashion label’s Conscious Collection.

clock February 23, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Sustainable fashion looks to Biden to appoint fashion czar.

Social Impact

Allbirds, ThredUp, More Ask Biden to Appoint ‘Fashion Czar’

Journalist Elizabeth Segran sparked a wave in call to President Biden to appoint a fashion czar. Allbirds, Mara Hoffman and more have signed on.

clock February 18, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Résultats Kering

Social Impact

Gucci, Kering Join U.N. Women’s Generation Equality Action Coalitions

Private sector leaders will join youth-led organizations to propel a dramatic acceleration in gender equality at this year’s Generation Equality Forum.

clock February 17, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Poshmark, resale, fashion, sustainability

Social Impact

How Fashion Is Simultaneously Becoming More Social Yet ‘Dehumanized’

As resale platforms like Poshmark and Reflaunt eye growth and inject a social slant in the digital age, the supply chain is looking less human.

clock February 17, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Sway, bags, retail, shopping, innovation

Innovation

What Comes After Single-Use Retail Bags?

Innovators are finding new ways to effectively eliminate the single-use plastic bag.

clock February 16, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Environment

Prada, UNESCO Complete Ocean Education Program

Called “Sea Beyond,” the program will culminate on March 26 during a livestreamed event bestowing 5,000 euros to the school delivering the best campaign focused on ocean preservation as part of an international competition.

clock February 15, 2021Luisa Zargani

Dana Thomas, Fashionopolis, future, fashion, sustainability

Innovation

‘Fashionopolis’ Author Dana Thomas on Fashion’s Just Future

“Fashionopolis” author Dana Thomas called industrialization “a hell that still plagues the industry today.” Is innovation the solution?

clock February 11, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

A 'Go for Good' space in Galeries Lafayette

Environment

Paris Good Fashion Association Plans to Help Beef Up Clothes Recycling Points

A group of fashion industry actors in France have drawn up local measures following a citizen consultation.

clock February 11, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Prada’s Re-Nylon backpack, an iconic style in new regenerated nylon.

Business

Prada Signs New Loan Linked to Sustainability Targets

The Prada group has signed a new five-year loan with UniCredit linked to sustainability targets for a total amount of 90 million euros.

clock February 10, 2021Luisa Zargani

Olivia Rodrigo, Laura Sophie Cox, Maggie Marilyn, Shrimps, fashion, sustainable styling, sustainability,

Social Impact

Stylists Are Giving Sustainable Fashion New — and Aspirational — Appeal

How celebrity stylists for Olivia Rodrigo, Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart are promoting sustainable fashion, as part of a recurring series.

clock February 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

textiles, waste, sustainability, fashion

Innovation

Short Takes: Testing Circular Fashion in Bangladesh, Seaweed Fiber

Bangladesh is moving further into the circular economy with 30 key brands and businesses on board, and at Pangaia, seaweed and eucalyptus find new form in clothing.

clock February 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

The North Face Nuptse Jacket

Materials

VF Corp. Sets Goal to Eliminate all Single-Use Plastic Packaging by 2025

All remaining non-plastic packaging used by VF and its brands will be reduced, originate from sustainable sources, and be designed for reuse or recyclability.

clock February 9, 2021Lisa Lockwood

The North Face, agriculture, brand, VF Corp, sustainability

Environment

The North Face Eyes Regenerative Cotton for Fall 2022. Who’s Next?

The North Face will design a collection for fall 2022 with regenerative cotton grown in the U.S., partnering with tech company Indigo Ag.

clock February 8, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Michael Maccari

Business

Maccari Joins Truth Alone as Artistic Director

The former Perry Ellis designer has joined the sustainably focused men’s and women’s brand.

clock February 4, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo Willie Walton hangs clothing on a three-tiered conveyor system at the ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix. A slew of websites and apps act as virtual thrift stores for vintage devotees, deal hunters and those just looking to unload stuff they don’t want anymore. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Business

Short Takes: Resale Sector Turns to Tech, Seeks ‘Solidarity’

While resale platforms like ThredUp and Rebag make gains with tech and talent, it’s a different story for used clothing dealers in Ghana.

clock February 3, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Pixie Lott wearing a look from Pinko's "Reimagine by Patrick McDowell" capsule collection.

Environment

Pinko Taps Patrick McDowell as Sustainability Design Director

McDowell will work alongside creative director Caterina Negra to chart a more sustainable course for the brand.

clock February 2, 2021Martino Carrera

Lululemon

Social Impact

Lululemon Plots Healthier Future

The retailer reveals its Global Wellbeing Report. The 10-country survey includes strategies to improve mental, physical and social well-being.

clock February 1, 2021Kellie Ell

Inditex, MIT

Innovation

Global Giants Inditex, Apple, IBM Team in MIT Climate Consortium

Inditex, Apple, IBM among founding members of MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium that launched this week to tackle climate change.

clock January 29, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Goats in Mongolia, where Kering is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Environment

Kering Launches Biodiversity Fund, Calls for Applications

Kering is accepting applications to its fund to convert land use to regenerative farming practices.

clock January 28, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Coach store Tapestry

Social Impact

Tapestry Named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ’ by Human Rights Campaign

The recognition is given to U.S. companies that create nondiscriminatory workplace policies, offer equitable benefits and publicly engage with the LGBTQ community.

clock January 28, 2021Kellie Ell

Marcus Rashford

Social Impact

Burberry, The Hut Group Take a Stand on Disability and Sustainability

The two British, publicly quoted brands are starting 2021 with significant efforts in the social and environmental arena, and it’s more than just virtue signaling.  

clock January 28, 2021Samantha Conti

The Valuable 500

Social Impact

Prada Pledges to Make the Needs of People With Disabilities a Priority

The firm is the first luxury fashion house to join The Valuable 500, a global initiative that works to promote the rights of people with disabilities.

clock January 28, 2021Kellie Ell

Depop, sustainability, resale, secondhand, thrift, climate, Gen Z

Social Impact

Depop Plans to Cut Ties With Conventional Fashion

Depop, a Gen Z favorite resale app, shares its two-year sustainability plan and breaks ties with conventional fashion.

clock January 28, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a screen in a Xinjiang bazaar.

Social Impact

‘Made in China’ Book Spotlights Uighur Forced Labor in Supply Chain

“Trade will push China to rethink their policies toward Uighurs,” said author Amelia Pang.

clock January 27, 2021Tiffany Ap

Gucci Marco Bizzarri

Environment

Gucci to Unveil Nature Positive Climate Strategy

Gucci president and CEO Marco Bizzarri will unveil the nature positive climate strategy at the virtual Economic Forum in Davos today.

clock January 27, 2021Luisa Zargani

Hollywood, cassandra dittmer, stylist, fashion, styling, Los Angeles, sustainability

Business

How Cassandra Dittmer Is Styling a Sustainable Wardrobe for All

The Hollywood personal styling treatment is getting a sustainable e-makeover.

clock January 27, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Vintage, Nordstrom, Goodfair, online, thrifting

Business

EXCLUSIVE: Behind Nordstrom’s Online Vintage Shop With Goodfair

Nordstrom will be dropping vintage clothing every month starting this Thursday as part of a new partnership with thrift e-tailer Goodfair.

clock January 27, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

A mosaic by Zao Wou-Ki at the Kering headquarters in Paris.

Environment

Kering Ranked Among 10 Most Sustainable Companies in the World

Kering also topped the Corporate Knights’ 2021 annual Global 100 ranking in clothing and accessory retail for the fourth year in a row.

clock January 25, 2021Luisa Zargani

A model wears a creation for Chanel's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion collection presented under a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Grand Palais in Paris Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Environment

What Rejoining the Paris Agreement Signals to Fashion

Biden’s order to rejoin the Paris Agreement signals a fashion industry that needs more science.

clock January 21, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Alan Jope Unilever

Social Impact

Unilever Vouches to Become More Inclusive

The company has made a series of commitments aimed at fighting inequality, starting with ensuring all workers in its value chains earn a living wage.

clock January 21, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Shingo Kunieda

Social Impact

Fast Retailing Joins Global Initiative to Target Disability Inclusion

The Uniqlo parent has signed on to the Valuable 500, following in the footsteps of over 400 companies worldwide

clock January 21, 2021Kelly Wetherille

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Social Impact

Sustainability a New American Value in Inauguration Speeches, Fashion

In speech, policy and fashion, Inauguration Day showed sustainability as a new American value.

clock January 20, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Christopher Raeburn, Adiff, sustainability, up cycling, patterns, sustainability, book

Innovation

Short Takes: Christopher Raeburn and More Turning to ‘Open-Sourced’ Fashion Design

Christopher Raeburn, Chromat, Adiff and fashion thinkers are turning to open-sourced ideas and designs.

clock January 20, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Vuori store.

Environment

Vuori Vows to Help Eliminate Plastic Waste From Oceans

The activewear brand is working with CleanHub to offset its plastic waste.

clock January 19, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

Canada goose, domestic production, labor organizers, labor unions, luxury, fashion, ethical

Social Impact

Canada Goose Responds to Union-Busting, Unsafe Workplace Allegations

Canada Goose workers allege union-busting and unsafe work in the brand’s Winnipeg facilities in a new campaign.

clock January 19, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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