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China, NRDC, Clean By Design, HM, Target, Levi Strauss, Gap, supply chain, Leon Kaye, garment industry, textiles, fashion

A Sustainable Supply Chain in the Garment Industry Saves 4 Major Companies $15M Annually

The global textile and garment industry is one of the world’s largest polluters due to its massive impacts on water, soil and of…
Denim, blue jeans, California drought, water scarcity, fashion, Levi Strauss, Leon Kaye, supply chain

California Drought Threatens Los Angeles Denim Industry

About 80 percent of California’s water sustains agriculture, but Sacramento is putting the onus on the state’s businesses and residents to find even…
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France Considers Law Banning Extremely Skinny Fashion Models

France is considering a law banning extremely skinny fashion models.
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Couture Smog Masks Unveiled At China Fashion Week

We’ve all seen the powerful images of residents in China’s most polluted cities wearing face masks to protect themselves against the dangerous levels…
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Designer Handbags Provide Jobs, Preserve Ancient Cultures

The term, “sustainable fashion,” has many meanings: It can refer to clothes and accessories made from organic, naturally dyed fabrics; apparel made by…
Heidi Carneau , Adèle Taylor, Heidi & Adèle, leather, salmon skin, salmon leather, Korea, endangered species, fashion, Leon Kaye

Salmon Skin Accessories a Clutch Above Conventional Leather

Heidi & Adèle design handbags and wallets using more sustainable options than conventional leather, including salmon skin.
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Adidas Group Exceeds Sustainable Cotton Target

Adidas sourced more than 30 percent of its cotton as Better Cotton in 2014, exceeding its original 25 percent target.
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Benetton Finally Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims’ Fund

Benetton announced last week that it would contribute to a fund set up to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in…
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3p Weekend: 10 ‘Role Models’ Walk the Runway at NYFW

Budding fashion designer Carrie Hammer made headlines with her debut runway show this month, ‘Role Models Not Runway Models,’ which included powerhouse women…
Sustainable textiles, textile recycling, sustainable fibers, Levis, fashion, fashion industry, HM, Marks and Spencer, Econyl, Aquafil, Nike, bamboo, hemp, sustainable cotton initiative, fast fashion, Leon Kaye

The Rise of Sustainable Fibers in the Fashion Industry

The road toward more sustainable fibers will be a long one with plenty of failures and misses, but it's necessary for a more…
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Conscious Design Can Drive Systemic Change in the Fashion Industry

Issues in the fashion industry continue to greatly outpace any progress. However, there is another avenue that can effect more widespread change: making…
Good cloth, fashion, fashion industry, fair trade, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Stephanie Hepburn, Liz Alig, Elizabeth Roney, Tschoup Industires, Patti Dunn, New Orleans

Good Cloth: Going Beyond Fair Trade in Fashion

Good Cloth is trying to challenge the fashion industry by working with small artisan producers worldwide while still focusing on quality and design.
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Swiss Company Develops Sharp Looking, Compostable Fabric

The Swiss company, Freitag, is on a quest to transform how textiles are manufactured, and has come up with a compostable fabric.
Allied Feather & Down, responsible down standard, fashion, animal rights, Leon Kaye, Textile Exchange, down, animal welfare, supply chain

More Brands Join Responsible Down Standard

The Responsible Down Standard announced 10 more brands, including the North Face and Eddie Bauer, have committed to more responsibly sourced down.
Triple Pundit was one of hundreds of organizations to attend the annual SXSW Eco conference in Austin last week. This post is part of our ongoing coverage.

Experts Discuss Tackling Big Problems Through Design at SXSW Eco

On the first day of SXSW Eco, design experts discussed examples of how creative design makes sustainability easy, cost-effective and beautiful.