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New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

New Initiatives Chase ‘Circular Economy’ in Fashion, Textiles

The new Circular Fibres Initiative brings together clothing retailers H&M and Nike, philanthropic funder the C&A Foundation, and a consortium of organizations including the Danish Fashion Institute, Fashion for Good, Cradle to Cradle and MISTRA Future Fashion in order to “build a circular economy for textiles,” starting with clothing. The members will address … Read more »

Reebok: New Kicks Created from ‘Things that Grow,’ Will Return to Soil to Grow More Shoes

Reebok: New Kicks Created from ‘Things that Grow,’ Will Return to Soil to Grow More Shoes

Reebok will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year in an initiative that the company says will create shoes that are “made from things that grow.” The first release will be a shoe that has an upper comprised of organic cotton and a base originating from industrial grown corn … Read more »

Groups Petition FDA to Ban Imported PFCs in Paper Products

A group of consumer and health organizations has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to ban perchlorate and perfluorocarboxylates in paper products that are imported into the US, citing potential harm to human health. In 2011, three US manufacturers voluntarily stopped using the chemicals … Read more »

Adidas Group

Adidas Kicks Up PFC-Free Pledge, Partners with Bluesign

The adidas Group, whose brands include adidas, Reebok and TaylorMade, has partnered with bluesign technologies and committed to being 90 percent perfluorinated compound (PFC) free by June 15 and 99 percent PFC free by Dec. 31, 2017. The company has already committed to phase out the use of long-chain PFCs … Read more »