Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

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.

REI #OptOutside Campaign Presents Alternative to Black Friday Shopping

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.

Fashion Brand Strategist Crafts a Chic, Socially Responsible E-Commerce Site

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.

Trump’s Suits Skirt the Legal Definition of Made in the U.S.A

Donald Trump has gotten a lot of flack for “Made in the USA” product claims on his Amazon-advertised products — which he is now cleaning up thanks to a viral nudge by media, which had a field day the story. We take a look at his advertising wording and just what it is that helped create such a confusing criteria for the iconic made in America label.

Why Birkenstock Is Kissing Amazon Goodbye

The German shoe company, founded over 240 years ago, is sick of fake versions of its shoes being sold on the online retailer’s site.

InterContinental Hotels Group Sets Gold Standard for Environmental Sustainability

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent corporation of popular hotel brands like Holiday Inn, spearheaded a certification program that requires its 5,000 or so franchises to meet environmental benchmarks. Interestingly, hotels aren’t just meeting the minimum requirements, they are reaching beyond them.