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Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

C&A Foundation announced $1.5 million in funding for five circular fashion initiatives worldwide to bridge the gap in implementing circular business models throughout the global apparel value chain.

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

The Hugo Boss Group is developing sustainable sourcing strategies for its most important materials based on natural capital valuations, according to the global apparel company’s latest sustainability report. This month Hugo Boss published its fifth sustainability report. For the first time, it contained the non-financial report required by CSR-RUG, the … Read more »

Levi’s Automates Finishing Process, Saving Time and Cutting Chemicals

Levi’s Automates Finishing Process, Saving Time and Cutting Chemicals

Levi Strauss & Co. is piloting a new operating model that replaces labor-intensive manual finishing techniques with an automated digital laser-based system. Project FLX shortens the time to market, and cuts chemicals from the finishing process.

Report Reveals Global Apparel and Footwear Industries’ Emissions

Report Reveals Global Apparel and Footwear Industries’ Emissions

Apparel and footwear industries worldwide account for about the same amount of emissions as the European Union, a report from Quantis commissioned by the ClimateWorks Foundation has found.

VF Corporation Shifts To a Circular Business Model

VF Corporation Shifts To a Circular Business Model

VF Corporation’s vice president of global corporate sustainability Letitia Webster talks about recommerce, shifting to a circular business model, and transforming the apparel industry.

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

G-Star Raw Completely Transforms the Denim Production Process

Only a few years ago, Dutch denim-maker G-Star Raw was drawing ire from Greenpeace. Activists pasted posters on store windows in seven countries, urging the brand to sign up for its Detox campaign, which challenges popular clothing brands to stop using hazardous chemicals. “No one likes a greenwasher,” a Greenpeace … Read more »

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Six apparel sector brands have joined a new real-time supply chain transparency tool launched this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council in the United States and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China. Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc., and Inditex are now publicly linked … Read more »

Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

Fashion Label Reclaims and Recycles Cashmere Sweaters

NYC-based cashmere clothing company White + Warren introduced a new winter collection made from reclaiming and recycling existing sweaters. The process involves stripping cashmere down to its natural fibers, and then re-weaving them into new garments, Forbes reported. “Morrissey stumbled onto the idea of sustainable cashmere while her design team … Read more »

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a … Read more »

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

Sustainable Apparel Coalition Increases Analytics for Supply Chain Assessment

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is releasing an updated version of its Higg Facility Environmental Module, a global self-assessment tool for apparel, footwear, and textile manufacturing facilities. The new Higg FEM attempts to reduce audit fatigue through tailored questions and increased analytics. First introduced in 2011, the Higg Index suite of … Read more »

How Socially and Ecologically Responsible are Fashion Brands?

Rank a Brand’s latest research shows that fashion brands create the impression that they are doing the right thing for sustainability, but then fail to produce relevant and tangible information about the action they are taking. Only 34 of the 368 fashion brands researched are performing at a high level … Read more »

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