The biotech firm PimaCott says it can treat cotton so that it can be easily scanned and identified, which in the long term could help improve traceability within the global cotton supply chain.
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 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.
A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot of their human rights performance.
Nike will release a high-performance hijab for female Muslim athletes next year, becoming the first major athletic brand to design such an item targeted to the Muslim market.
H&M will join the United Nation’s Better Than Cash Alliance, which aims to scale digital payments for factory workers and lift them out of poverty.
VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation from its supply chain.
The Under Armour brand suffered fallout from its CEO’s praise of President Donald Trump, demonstrating that even the threat of a boycott can be enough to hurt the bottom line.
Restorative justice gives us a model to change the narrative, flip the script, and right the wrongs of past consumption. Workers around the world enter industries like the global garment sector for economic empowerment. And our future purchase offer an opportunity for us to help this promise be fulfilled.
By humanizing the women who make our clothes, Remake is looking to mobilize consumers to move beyond boycotts and vote with their wallets.
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world’s largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
Bonded labor has become common across India’s garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.