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The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic.…
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10 Sustainability Trends in the Luxury Industry

Positive Luxury unveils trends and makes predictions for sustainability in the luxury industry. Global conditions, changing consumer expectations and a modern business landscape…
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The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Cotton supports about 250 million people globally. But conventional cotton growing is just not sustainable. We spoke with Anita Chester, head of sustainable…
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Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
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Dolce & Gabbana’s Line of Hijabs Prove Inclusiveness Pays

The collection, which is exclusively sold in the Middle East, London and Paris, has been called the brand’s “smartest move in years.”
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The North Face Sources Only Cruelty-Free Down

In October 2014, the North Face committed to achieving 100 percent certified responsible down by fall 2017. It achieved its goal in fall…
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FTC Fines Nordstrom, JCPenney for False Bamboo Labeling, But is it Enough?

Retail giants get liberal with "bamboo" fabric claims, making millions, despite being warned by the Federal Trade Commission to clean up their act.…
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Closing the Loop in Fast Fashion

Fast fashion (trendy, affordable pieces from the likes of H&M, Uniqlo and Zara) is often criticized for creating waste. But what if the…
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Workers’ Wellbeing Can Create a More Sustainable Apparel Industry — and Boost Profits

Workers' wellbeing doesn't have to be at odds with profitability. In fact, workers enabled with life skills are more productive at work, make…
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Apparel Worker Well-Being Gets a Fresh Look

“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel…
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Cotton Production and Consumption: A Cry For Sustainability

There is no other commodity grown on the farms of our planet that is more polluting than cotton. Major apparel and textile brands…
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H&M Launches Global Change Award To Further Textile Recycling

When it comes to Swedish clothing retailer H&M, the news just gets better. Earlier this week, we covered the company’s new denim clothing…
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H&M To Introduce Denim Line Made Using Recycled Cotton

Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new…
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Ladies and Gentlemen, ThredUP has Cracked the Sizzle Problem

This used apparel shop has figured out how to make sustainable shopping irresistible. It's been quite a journey -- this isn't a company…
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Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…