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Upcycling Goes High Fashion

This isn't your environmentalist or hippie friend's upcycling anymore. Upcycling is now not only good for the environment. It is high fashion and…
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H&M Embarrassed After 14-Year-Olds Found Working in Burma Garment Factories

H&M faces accusations that teens as young as 14 are working in its contracted factories, some of whom were forced to work overtime…
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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to…
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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…
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Patagonia Creates Neoprene-Free Wetsuit Line From Natural Rubber

Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia…
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Your Thrifted T-Shirt is More Than a Good Deal

On August 17, eager shoppers will hit their favorite thrift stores to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day in search of special treasures and…
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4 Ways to Educate Consumers Without Being Preachy

TriplePundit sat down with Sandra Stumbaugh, VP of communications for Fair Trade USA, and Justin Dillon, CEO of Made in A Free World,…
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IZ Collection Melds Style and Comfort for Wheelchair Users

A-list fashion designer Izzy Camilleri just put out a new line designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs for mobility.
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Greenpeace Calls Out Leading Fashion Brands in ‘Detox Catwalk’

In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of…
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Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…
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‘Project Just’ Gamifys Fashion Transparency from the Ground Up

Project Just's online platforms connect consumers with data on the brands they love. We spoke with co-founder Natalie Grillon about the transparency challenges…
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Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…
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Eileen Fisher’s Journey to 100 Percent Sustainability

Eileen Fisher's journey to sustainability started by falling in love with the kimono, trips to Bhutan to learn about happiness and to favelas…
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Columbia To Release Raingear Without PFCs

Columbia will reveal new, healthier rain jacket free of perfluorinated compounds, better known as PFCs, in spring 2017.
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Why Europe’s Garment Policies Matter

The European Commission's Garment Initiative aims to support its member governments and other actors in responsibly managing their supply chains. If it goes…