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.

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…

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.

3p Weekend: 10 Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Over the past few years, we've noticed a pretty disturbing trend -- retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt…

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…

5 Brands Going Big on Sustainability

Get inspired by five companies taking their own approach to sustainability innovation.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…