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Apparel Companies Still Have an Abysmal Record on Forced Labor

The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel…

How Bonded Labor Fuels India’s Garment Industry

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,…

3p Weekend: How You Can Help Stamp Out Modern-Day Slavery

While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn't be further…

High-Fashion Brands Lag on Slavery in Supply Chains

These brands don't skimp on quality fabric and stitching, but that doesn't mean they take active steps to remove forced labor from their…

New Balance Tripped Up in Trump Controversies

Some customers are burning their New Balance shoes following an executive's pro-Trump comments. Things only got worse for New Balance when an alt-right…

Millions Still Slaves to Fashion

Growing momentum around the issue of modern slavery is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss, writes Brandee Butler, Head of Gender Justice…

Policy Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor — Too Little, Too Late

While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations' voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.

Rethink the Runway: Mainstreaming Sustainable Fashion

Americans are gravitating toward sustainable fashion. But there’s a problem: People can’t choose sustainably-sourced clothing if it’s not available on the shelves. Ken…

CoverGirl’s New ‘Cover Boy’ Shows Fashion and Beauty Industries Are Turning a Corner

This month, CoverGirl hired its first male brand ambassador, 17-year-old James Charles. The high-school senior is just one of many who are challenging…

Sustainability Hat Trick: How MBA Students Calculated a Company’s Footprint

Christina Barry-Simmons and Lex Agapinan of Pinchot University used their graduate project to demonstrate the value of measurement and transparency in supporting Columbia…

Despite Efforts, Forced Labor Still Embedded in Apparel

Despite considerable progress in the last few years, forced labor remains a problem in many industries. And the garment and apparel sector is…

Levi’s ‘Well-Being’ Programs to Reach 300,000 Workers By 2025

Levi's plans to expand its worker well-being initiatives to factories across its entire supply chain, reaching 300,000 workers by 2025. The apparel giant…

Early Warning Systems Reveal Child Labor in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

Earlier this year, two mobile telephone systems launched in Bangladesh that now allow workers to anonymously report signs of human trafficking, delayed wages…

Guilt-Free Fashion and Coffee with the CEO and Founder of MUD Jeans

Bert Van Son, CEO and founder of MUD Jeans, talks about MUD’s disruptive “lease a jeans” business model and the challenges of taking…

Zara Launches Sustainable Fashion Line for Fall

Zara launched a new fashion line for autumn it says “embraces a woman who looks into a more sustainable future.”