fashion

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Columbia To Release Raingear Without PFCs

Columbia will reveal new, healthier rain jacket free of perfluorinated compounds, better known as PFCs, in spring 2017.

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…

Fashion Transparency Starts With Workers

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.