fashion

Patagonia jacket

Your Patagonia Jacket Is Probably Polluting Waterways

A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world's waterways -- and…
Traceability_cotton_labor_ChrisShervey

Can A Company Be ‘Good’ If It Isn’t Transparent?

Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left…
Bombshell pieces and unexploded ordinance recovered in Laos.

Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to…
Marks and spencer, supply chain, human rights, energy efficiency, Bangladesh, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, engagement

Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
5904028188_e207db61d9_z

Data Mapping Improves Compliance and Transparency in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry

One data project underway at a leading university in Bangladesh shows promise in helping those vested in the country’s garment sector to bolster…
A relative holds a picture of a missing garment worker, who was working in the Rana Plaza building when it collapsed.

Three Years After Rana Plaza, Worker Safety Improves in Bangladesh

One significant outcome of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse is the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Rob Wayss, the…
Emirates uniforms–eye to the future or a nod to outmoded gender rules?

Why the End of the Uniform and Dress Codes is Progress

A fashion exhibit in New York is a reminder of how strict dress codes and even uniforms are, for the most part, on…
California Cloth

Farm to Fashion: The California Cloth Foundry

After working with the North Face on the famed locally-grown hoodie project, Lydia Wendt created her own line of American-grown-to-sewn textiles.
3208324860_66a1276a25_z

New Platform Seeks To Improve the Relationship Between Buyers and Suppliers

In the apparel industry, a brand's own buying practices can often impede its suppliers' ability to comply with codes of conduct, research finds.…
4087947444_e4b5e2c72d_z

Cotton Production Transparency: Unraveling the Mysterious Supply Chain

Cotton is a particularly demanding crop with a complex supply. And while the solutions to complex issues are never simple, forward-thinking brands are…
pilot 511 jeans

Levi’s Launches Post-Consumer Recycled Cotton Jean with Apparel Start-up Evrnu

Textile technology startup Evrnu and Levi Strauss & Co. partnered this year to create the first pair of jeans made entirely from post-consumer…
Amazon_Trump_ScottLewis

‘Dump Trump’ Members Pressure Amazon to Stop Selling ‘Sexist-Promoted’ Products

Trump is in trouble again, this time with the women's rights organization Ultraviolet. The group has trained its sights on Amazon, which carries…
14782230028_c9be0c9e9d_z

Transparency, Accountability and Better Working Conditions

One thing is clear: Just being transparent is not enough. The next step is figuring out how transparency can empower real changes that…
Rana Plaza collapse, Walmart, supply chain, Leon Kaye, apparel industry, garment industry, fashion, fast fashion

U.S. Court Dismisses Rana Plaza Lawsuit

A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against three major U.S. retailers by the family of a garment worker who died in the…
Timberland, supply chain, better cotton initiative, leather, Leon Kaye, apparel industry, fashion

Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . .…
Close
Please support the site
Love TriplePundit? Please help us by clicking our like buttons - it really matters!