Nike Leaps Forward on Renewables

Nike says its latest power purchase agreement, which will be sourced from a wind farm in Texas, will provide the equivalent of more than 400,000 average-sized American homes with safe and secure clean power while helping the company meet its RE100 goals.

Hugo Boss Accused of Forced Labor in India

According to a recent report, evidence of worker confinement and other examples of bonded labor have been found in the supply chain of luxury fashion retailer Hugo Boss.

Patagonia: ‘The President Stole Your Land’

Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House’s plan comes to fruition.

Expanded PET Plastic Recycling Could Help Boost the Circular Economy

According to the environmental NGO GreenBlue, the volume of PET manufactured worldwide for fibers and yarns used in textiles and upholstery is actually greater than what is used in containers. The result is vast amounts of waste, but also huge potential to groom more of a circular economy.

Zara Promises to Set Up Fund for Unpaid Turkish Workers

According to a leading global supply chain trade group, Zara will launch a “hardship fund” that aims to reimburse an estimated 140 workers in Turkey for unpaid wages, severance pay and unused vacation time.

Workers Sew a Nightmare into Zara’s Supply Chain

It is news no apparel company wants to hear: allegations of slavery or any form of bonded labor in a supply chain. But the story of some apparel workers in Turkey tucking notes in some of Zara’s clothing has generated the fast fashion retailer headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Target Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2022

Target announced that by 2020, it will only source cotton from sustainable sources for its national brands in apparel, home products and other goods. The retailer said it will work with suppliers to improve their performance on water, chemical use, labor issues and soil health.

The World’s Leaders in Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Has Some Surprises

The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.

How to Conceal with Flair: NRA Hosts First-Ever ‘Fashion Show’

The catwalk sported a new image this August, as the NRA unveiled its first-ever fashion show. The point on this runway, however, wasn’t what you could see on the models, but what you couldn’t. Paris couturiers, meet the American concealed weapon industry.