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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 »

Patagonia Pays Premium to Add Two Top-Selling Products to Fair Trade Certified Line

Patagonia Pays Premium to Add Two Top-Selling Products to Fair Trade Certified Line

Clothing brand Patagonia announced that two of its best-selling lines, Better Sweater and Synchilla Snap-T, are now Fair Trade Certified apparel. With the addition of these two lines, 38% of Patagonia’s product line is now

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike Introduces Recycled Leather Material for Shoes

Nike has introduced a new material made from at least 50% recycled natural leather fibers, the sports apparel company announced. Called Flyleather, the material is designed to mimic athletic full-grain leather for shoes. Normally during leather manufacturing, as much as 30% of a cow’s hide gets discarded, Nike says. For … Read more »

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

In the world of environmental management, hearing about clothing manufacturers chasing sustainable textiles, processes, and supply chains is nothing new. But the latest annual, elite fashion-fest in the Big Apple, New York Fashion Week, may just be an indication of how far the industry has come. And we may have reached a tipping point…

Wrangler to Cotton Farmers: Improve Sustainability, Boosts Profits, We’ll Help

Wrangler to Cotton Farmers: Improve Sustainability, Boosts Profits, We’ll Help

In a move that it says will help increase the supply of sustainable cotton, Wrangler has joined a group called Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. The group is another multi-stakeholder initiative that is working to increase supply chain sustainability around natural resources. Wrangler will coordinate with Field to … Read more »

‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited

‘Sustainable Apparel’ Apparently Continues to Gain Momentum; Supply Chain Cited

In yet another announcement about “sustainable apparel,” Levi Strauss & Co. has said that it is funding $350,000 toward new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain. Projects will include expanding a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive, and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible … Read more »