2021 FMG Sustainability Summit

Stakeholders across fashion, footwear, beauty and sourcing are transforming words into action and tackling the most pressing issues head-on while building more human and environmentally just businesses. Explore coverage from the 2021 Fairchild Media Group Sustainability Summit here.

Amy Hall and Kate A. Larsen

Financial

Advancing Social Responsibility Requires a Collective Effort

In addressing the issue of social responsibility, partnerships are crucial because brands share suppliers.

clock April 30, 2021Sarah Jones

Pauline Op de Beeck, Gerson Fajardo and Robert van de Kerkhof

Financial

Net Zero Goals and Gains

A panel at the Fairchild Sustainability Summit discussed the steps needed to achieve Net Zero goals.

clock April 30, 2021Lauren Parker

Vicki Kalb, Janice Noronha and Sophie Rifkin

Financial

Substantiating Sustainability’s ROI

Even when it costs more, sustainability is seen as a smart corporate investment.

clock April 30, 2021Lauren Parker

Amanda Curtis, Dan Leahy and Mou Nath

Technology

Reengineering Product Development

A summit panel viewed the issue of sustainability through the glut of unsold merchandise.

clock April 30, 2021Lauren Parker

Paul Dillinger and Esther Verburg

Business

Heritage Brands Could Have Biggest Sustainability Impact If They Do It Right

What small brands can learn about sustainability from fashion’s biggest players.

clock April 30, 2021Kellie Ell

Amanda Nusz

Business

Target Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

The big-box retailer’s sustainable efforts include circular design, recycling programs and incorporating eco-friendly initiatives into the company’s operations.

clock April 30, 2021Kellie Ell

Alexandra Palt

Business

L’Oréal Corporate Responsibility Chief Alexandra Palt Talks ‘Radical Transformation’

“Companies and brands really have to ask themselves: Who am I? What do I stand for?” she said.

clock April 30, 2021Jennifer Weil

Antoine Arnault

Environment

LVMH Has No Plans to Take On Resale Market, Says Antoine Arnault

LVMH’s Antoine Arnault spoke to Miles Socha on topics including fashion shows, sustainability rankings and cooperating with competitors.

clock April 30, 2021Mimosa Spencer

Dr. Otto von Busch

Fashion Features

Otto von Busch Believes That Fashion Can Flow

The professor spoke of how eco-conscious students want companies to practice processes that support the values they claim to have.

clock April 30, 2021Rosemary Feitelberg

Thomas Berry and Amira Rasool

Social Impact

How Farfetch, The Folklore Are Rewriting Fashion’s Big Issues

The Folklore’s Amira Rasool and Farfetch’s Thomas Berry unpack the environmental and social issues plaguing fashion.

clock April 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Gabriela Hearst

Business

Gabriela Hearst on How She’s Working to ‘Make Sustainability Sexy’

Hearst discussed why she cares about sustainability, the progress her brand has made, and how she’s incorporating sustainability into Chloé.

clock April 30, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Maria Cornejo, Nicole McLaughlin and Christopher Raeburn

Innovation

Circularity and the Life of Upcycling: How Brands Can Look to Waste With Renewed Creativity

Designers Maria Cornejo, Christopher Raeburn and Nicole McLaughlin on the materials and processes they’ve implemented in their own lines.

clock April 30, 2021Shannon Adducci

Hana Kajimura and Kate Ridley

Business

Unlikely Pair: Collaboration in the Race to Low-carbon Footwear

In the race for a more sustainable future, collaboration is key.

clock April 30, 2021Nikara Johns

Jill Standish

Business

What to Expect in the ‘Datafication’ of Sustainability In Retail

With growing awareness of ESG, Accenture’s Jill Standish demystified datafication of sustainability and how it affects retail.

clock April 30, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Chris Davis

Business

New Balance’s Three Pillars of Sustainability Are Supporting Big Goals for 2025

The focus is on planet, product and partnerships.

clock April 30, 2021Madeleine Streets

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