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Uzbek citizens work the fields during the 2009 cotton harvest.

Forced Labor Continues in Uzbek, Turkmen Cotton Fields

Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest…
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3p Weekend: 10 Brands Doing Sustainable Cotton Right

From organic fast-fashion to fair trade, these 10 brands are showing it's possible to do sustainable cotton right.
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Eco-Friendly Hijabis: Taking a Sustainable Stance in Muslim Fashion

Adopting a sustainable attitude to Islamic wear is a positive and important move in the Muslim fashion industry, not only for green hijabis.…
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Addressing Forced Labor in the Garment Industry

The first inklings of international labor standards were hammered out almost a century ago, with the optimism that human rights abuses could be…
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How Cotton Recovery is Changing the Game for Sustainable Fashion

As an international solutions provider for clothing reuse and recycling, I:CO is tackling this issue by creating a closed-loop production cycle in which…
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Save Yoga from Plastic

By Malika Baruah Yoga has been practiced for more than 3,000 years and is rooted in the aim to bring its practitioners’ bodies and…
Innovations like this micro-subsurface drip irrigation system allow farmers to support their crops while conserving water.

Quenching Cotton’s Thirst: Reducing the Use of Water in the Cotton Lifecycle

Seventy percent of the earth’s fresh water goes toward agriculture production. Cotton sucks up about 3 percent of this, which is pretty significant,…
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Uniqlo USA Launches Fashion Line for Muslim Women

Hana Tajima, a Japanese-British fashion designer from the United Kingdom, has launched a “Modest Wear Collection” with Japan-based fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.
Roughly 90 percent of all cotton is produced in India.

The Race to Accelerate Global Organic Cotton Production

Eileen Fisher and other retail brands spearhead initiative to increase organic cotton production globally.
Madrid-based ECOALF turns plastic bottles into stylish winter coats.

Simple, Transparent Fashion: 3 Brands to Watch

Transparency, especially in the fashion industry, seems like a vulnerable business tactic, unless, of course, you have nothing to hide. These three fashion…
H&M educates customers about its conscious cotton line prominently at the checkout.

H&M Wants to Revolutionize the Apparel Industry

Last week I went to Stockholm to learn more about H&M’s sustainability program. Over my three days with the company, I found its…
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Patagonia Leads by Example in the Circular Economy

Patagonia's Worn Wear program is a prime example of how a circular economy can work.
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H&M Conscious Foundation Offers $1.1M Bounty in Quest to Close the Fashion Loop

The foundation made five strings-free grants to innovators in the apparel industry.
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The Challenges to Expanding Organic Cotton

Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic.…
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10 Sustainability Trends in the Luxury Industry

Positive Luxury unveils trends and makes predictions for sustainability in the luxury industry. Global conditions, changing consumer expectations and a modern business landscape…
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