Gap Will Source 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton By 2021

Gap, Inc. — which includes Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy — plans to purchase all of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2021. The company says Better Cotton Initiative-certified fibers, organic cotton, recycled materials and cotton grown in the U.S. will comprise this supply chain strategy.

Adidas Walks Ocean Plastic Into New Shoe Lines

The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic – and says it will manufacture 1 million pairs of upcycled shoes in the coming year.

Forced Labor Still Looms in IT, Food and Beverages

KnowTheChain takes a detailed look at the working conditions in the global supply chain in its second-annual report on forced labor. And while some companies are sticking to their commitment to eradicate forced labor and slavery in the tech, textile and food sectors, they still have a long way to go.

H&M’s Bold New Journey to ‘Climate Positive’

Today, the apparel company released its 2016 sustainability report outlining several new goals including a pledge to become climate positive throughout its entire value chain by 2040.

Timberland and Thread Partner to Drive Social Impact in Haiti

Timberland and Thread partnered to incorporate recycled plastic from Haiti into clothing and apparel. We spoke with both companies about the partnership and what it can teach startups and legacy brands about collaborating for social impact.

PETA Buys Stock in Canada Goose to Protest Use of Down and Fur

PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company’s annual shareholder meetings and, more importantly, to submit shareholder resolutions related to animal cruelty.