H&M: CSR & Sustainability News

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) is a Swedish multinational retail-clothing company, known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M exists in 43 countries and as of 2011 employed around 94,000 people.

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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…
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Myanmar Officials Proposed a Minimum Wage and Factories are Already Fighting It

Garment factories in Myanmar, the Asian country formerly and perhaps better known as Burma, aren’t happy with the government’s proposal to institute the…
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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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Olivia Wilde Partners with H&M to Promote Conscious Consumerism

Actress-turned-humanitarian Olivia Wilde recently partnered with H&M to launch a Conscious Exclusive pop-up shop in Times Square.
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A Sustainable Supply Chain in the Garment Industry Saves 4 Major Companies $15M Annually

The global textile and garment industry is one of the world’s largest polluters due to its massive impacts on water, soil and of…
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Recycling Technology Keeps Sustainable Fashion in the Loop

Swedish retail giant H&M is teaming up with Puma to trial an innovative new textile-to textile recycling technology. Although the technology is still…
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The Rise of Sustainable Fibers in the Fashion Industry

The road toward more sustainable fibers will be a long one with plenty of failures and misses, but it's necessary for a more…
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H&M CEO: Reducing Consumption Isn’t the Answer

H&M's CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has a message for retail customers: If you want to encourage global sustainability, don't stop buying things. It isn't…
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Why is Slow Fashion So Slow to Catch On?

The realized growth in the fast fashion market has been astounding – and it’s leaving conventional apparel retailers in the dust. Yet recent…
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Forced Labor Occuring Now in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

In addition to offending all notions of civil liberties, the Uzbek forced labor system is just plain bizarre. For example, one’s work boss…
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Putting the Brakes on Fast Fashion

Over the past decade, rapidly made garments – sold at low prices and manufactured at even lower price points – have proliferated shopping…
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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…
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Major Apparel Brands Join Forces for Responsible Down

H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and other apparel brands are collaborating on the standard in order to improve the industry as a…
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In Wake of New Protests, H&M and Others Commit to Living Wages in Cambodia

A group of eight international fashion retailers, including H&M, Inditex (the owner of Zara) and Britain’s Primark, announced last week that they would…