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Nordstrom is required to pay $390,000 in fines for mislabeling products.

FTC Fines Nordstrom, JCPenney for False Bamboo Labeling, But is it Enough?

Retail giants get liberal with "bamboo" fabric claims, making millions, despite being warned by the Federal Trade Commission to clean up their act.…
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Closing the Loop in Fast Fashion

Fast fashion (trendy, affordable pieces from the likes of H&M, Uniqlo and Zara) is often criticized for creating waste. But what if the…
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Workers’ Wellbeing Can Create a More Sustainable Apparel Industry — and Boost Profits

Workers' wellbeing doesn't have to be at odds with profitability. In fact, workers enabled with life skills are more productive at work, make…
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Apparel Worker Well-Being Gets a Fresh Look

“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel…
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Cotton Production and Consumption: A Cry For Sustainability

There is no other commodity grown on the farms of our planet that is more polluting than cotton. Major apparel and textile brands…
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H&M Launches Global Change Award To Further Textile Recycling

When it comes to Swedish clothing retailer H&M, the news just gets better. Earlier this week, we covered the company’s new denim clothing…
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H&M To Introduce Denim Line Made Using Recycled Cotton

Next month, clothing retailer H&M will introduce new denim pieces made using recycled cotton. The company will introduce a total of 16 new…
Are those twins? ThredUP nails online marketing from top to bottom.

Ladies and Gentlemen, ThredUP has Cracked the Sizzle Problem

This used apparel shop has figured out how to make sustainable shopping irresistible. It's been quite a journey -- this isn't a company…
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Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…
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Would You Wear a Pair of 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers?

Ammo Liao has designed the Bio-Knit shoe, which eschews the multi-faceted approach taken toward the manufacturing of athletic shoes by using only one…
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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a…
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The Real Environmental Cost of Fashion

A new report by Rainforest Action Network traces tree-based fabric production back to deforestation and human rights violations risks.
By making wares inspired by their homeland, refugee and immigrant women can take control of their finances and look ahead to the future.

Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women for a Brighter Future

Thousands of women refugees and immigrants come to the U.S. because they have been driven to abandon their home countries in search of…
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New Film Documents the True Cost of Fashion

For two years following the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, filmmaker Andrew Morgan devoted himself to documenting the untold story of…
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Designing Sustainable Packaging for H&M

H&M Germany Challenges 19 emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to design an eco-innovative shoe packaging solution.
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