fashion

Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation…

Restorative Justice: A Framework For Our Lives

Restorative justice gives us a model to change the narrative, flip the script, and right the wrongs of past consumption. Workers around the…

The High Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

Greenpeace Germany analyzed the environmental cost of fast fashion -- and the results aren't pretty.

Remake: Making Fast Fashion Uncool

By humanizing the women who make our clothes, Remake is looking to mobilize consumers to move beyond boycotts and vote with their wallets.

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…