Tis the season, and we all are buying gifts. The question is how to do so without saddling friends and families with returns, throwaway gift paper or mounds of fattening desserts. 3p’s Bill Roth rounds up a quick list of ideas.
C&A Foundation, Remake, Freedom Fund, and TriplePundit hosted a discussion on forced labor – an issue that still plagues supply chains around the world.
While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read on for simple ways you can help stamp out modern-day slavery, and take action today!
Software giant plans to link diversity stats to executive bonuses. Will it be enough to ensure diversity targets actually translate to greater multiculturalism in the workplace?
Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.
By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.
Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to get the best deal. This year REI is once again looking to change that culture with a continuation of last year’s #OptOutside campaign.
Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia will shut down its entire operations for today, Election Day, to encourage its employees and the general public to exercise their right to vote.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.
In response to purity scandals, Walmart plans to invest at least $25 million in Chinese food safety research. The investment promises to revamp its supply chain while assuring nervous customers that the retailer’s food products are safe.
During this election cycle, politicians are pushing for a renewal in manufacturing. But the needs of the millions of Americans who struggle working in the service economy need to be addressed first, argues 3p’s Leon Kaye in this op/ed.
In 2013, Accompany CEO Jason Keehn set out to create a socially responsible brand that he calls a Barney’s-meets-Whole Foods e-commerce site of curated high-end apparel, accessories and home goods from around the world. The products are artisan made, fair trade and serve a philanthropic or humanitarian need. And they’re fashion-forward to boot.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Cotton Goes Beyond Fabric - Sustainably
While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped applications across multiple sectors. And utilizing them could be a boon for small farmers.
Instead of targeting the ‘cool kids’ with six-pack abs, Abercrombie’s apparel and stores will now focus on customers’ “best self and inner confidence.” That is quite a turnaround in messaging, but is it too late for the retailer?