5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop InnovationFrom carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry.

How fashion professionals are re-educating for a circular economy

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Clothing Fashion Life-Cycle ManagementEighty percent of a product’s environmental impact is decided on the design table but most apparel professionals weren't trained to design with the end-user or end-of-life of the garment in mind.

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Beyond recycling: Redesigning the business of fashion with circularity

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Why fashion brands should care about circularity — and how to avoid being seen as greenwashing. Circular Economy Advanced Materials Clothing Fashion Lenzing Recycling Sponsored

Will technology be the game-changer for rising transparency in the fashion supply chain?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Discussions on the benefit of blockchain in fashion supply chains have risen in recent years. Is blockchain technology the solution to opaqueness in the fashion industry? Blockchain Clothing Data Fashion Lenzing Sponsored Supply Chain Transparency

Adidas is latest fashion company hoping to weave recycled plastic into garments

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion In the LoopThe growing demand for recycled polyester, coupled with a limited supply, signals scarcity and competition ahead.

Transparency and Resilience in Fashion

CleanTech Group

Covid-19 has highlighted the fragility of many fashion supply chains. Fashion Materials & Chemicals Recycling & Waste Sector Insights Supply Chain Textiles chemical recycling fashion waste resilience tracking transparency

Fashion's latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy FashionLess than 1 percent of clothing material today is refashioned to produce new clothing. This is one potential solution.

Resale and rental models are growing rapidly in the fashion industry

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion recommerceThe models promise to do more with less, curbing ‘peak production’ while still fulfilling the needs of a growing population that loves to shop.

Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters

GreenBiz

Digital technology, green finance in vogue among fashion’s sustainability trendsetters. The key to long-term success in the fashion industry is to start trends and continually push the envelope — a philosophy that also applies to its ESG priorities. Fashion.

Look Good, Feel Good: Join the Green-Themed Slow Fashion Movement

U.S. Green Technology

The slow fashion movement is picking up steam as shoppers become more eco-conscious. Image from [link] Wearing the most fashion-forward styles has a way of boosting your mood and making you feel in tune with the world around you. green slow fashion YaShekia King

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems

GreenBiz

The future of the fashion industry requires innovative circular systems. Winner of the 2018 Global Change Award , the company aims to unlock value for the textile and fashion industry, for farmers and for the planet. Fashion.

Fashion & Fabric: From Sustainable to Harmful

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Circular Fashion Online: How the Internet is Helping to Close the Loop on Fast Fashion

CleanTech Group

Second only to oil, the fashion industry is the largest industrial polluter in the world, contributing to nearly 10% of GHG emissions and. Fashion Recycling & Waste Sector Insights Circular

The fashion industry is unsustainable ? here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it

GreenBiz

The fashion industry is unsustainable — here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it. The fast fashion industry has long been critiqued for unsustainable practices and unethical working conditions. Dabbs: Is there a case for regulating the global fashion industry?

FOReT's accessories marry sustainability with high-fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

Who says that beauty has to hurt the Earth? Many less harmful options exist, and FOReT proves this with its line of sustainable, eco-friendly cork jewelry

The UK fashion sector is already on trend to miss 2020 waste targets

GreenBiz

Population growth, rising consumption levels, lack of collection infrastructure and fast fashion is blocking industry progress on waste, report finds.

Fast Fashion: The Damage It’s Caused and How to Stop It

The Environmental Blog

Fashion is an industry that sometimes flies under the radar in terms of its environmental impact. The fashion industry produces approximately 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. This number will increase as “fast fashion” does as well. What Is Fast Fashion?

GALERIE.LA curates sustainable "Fashion With Integrity"

Inhabitat - Innovation

GALERIE.LA brings sustainable clothing, accessories and decor all together in one place

The perfect pair? Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset

GreenBiz

Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset. I caught up with unspun co-founder Beth Esponnette this week to talk about her company’s role in designing a better approach to the fashion industry. Want to learn more about unspun and the future of fashion?

BMW Group & Great Wall Motor To Build Fashionable MINI E In China

CleanTechnica

High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019. The partners congregated earlier in Germany to initiate the collaboration.

Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. The fashion industry is reliant on water. Not only does this produce an inordinate amount of textile waste, it has also resulted in water usage for textile and fashion manufacturers rocketing.

G7 summit: Fashion companies make a pact to protect the planet

Inhabitat - Innovation

Known as The Fashion Pact, a group of 32 major luxury brands, labels and companies, such as Adidas, Burberry, Kering, Hermes, Nike, Prada and Puma, shared its ideas to improve sustainability in the fashion industry at the G7 summit from August 24 to 26

Planet Beyond earbuds combine tech, sustainability and fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

These high-tech earbuds double as unique jewelry

Hundreds of companies crack down on plastic from fast fashion to supermarkets and beyond

GreenBiz

The initial headline-grabbing pledges to phase out single use plastic may have become old news, but the new normal is seeing hundreds of companies quietly advance their plastic reduction strategies. Circular Economy packaging Plastic Waste

Archivist releases shirts made from recycled hotel sheets

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sometimes, being disruptive is fashionable

Fashion collaboration repurposes leather offcuts into eco-friendly home and lifestyle products

Inhabitat - Innovation

Award-winning design studio OPENUU has joined forces with RIL CREED, a sustainable handbag fashion brand, to create two collections for home and lifestyle using upcycled genuine Italian leather

The North Face aims to increase its circularity

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion recommerceThe outdoor recreation product company is expanding its Renewed recommerce program.

How companies can embrace circularity in their material sourcing strategies

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainIncorporating recycled materials into product collections is a good start.

Fast fashion: A passing trend?

Eco-Business

With eyes on New York, London, Milan and Paris, a growing chorus of campaigners and designers are sizing up a more sustainable clothing industry

Apparel industry fashions sustainability roles; insurers look to cut risk with new chiefs

GreenBiz

From new ventures from sustainability stalwarts to tech executives in energy management, it's an interesting time of the year for the sustainability field. Apparel Energy & Climate Insurance Leadership Names in the News ocean plastic plastic Pollution Prevention

Time to make fast fashion a problem for its makers

Eco-Business

Instead of passing on old and unwanted clothes to charity stories, they should be re-directed to fast fashion companies in need of a new zero waste business model

Fast fashion giant H&M appoints former sustainability head as CEO; activists call for different business model

Eco-Business

Industry observers hope H&M’s new CEO, Helena Helmersson, will push for more durable fashion and steer the company away from overproduction

How companies can align their materials strategy to the SDGs

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply Chain Sustainable Development Goals / SDGsThe textile industry has a powerful opportunity to shift the needle in both producer and consumer contexts.

5 actions companies can take to fix the ubiquitous polybag

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion plastic Plastic WasteIf you’ve ever ordered garments online from a retailer, you would have, in all likelihood, had it delivered, neatly sealed within a polybag.

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How the Textile Exchange's new index aims to make a material difference

GreenBiz

A new tool, released today, aims to push apparel and home furnishings companies further toward sustainability, and ramps up efforts by the textile and fashion industries to align material choices with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fast fashion giant H&M appoints former sustainability head as CEO; activists call for a different business model

Eco-Business

Industry observers hope H&M’s new CEO—who was formerly the firm's sustainability chief—will push for more durable fashion and steer the company away from overproduction

How companies can source leather more sustainably

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainThe environmental impact of using this material mirrors that of using cattle as a protein source.

Vogue publisher promises to become beacon of green fashion

Business Green

Condé Nast signs UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, as it pledges to promote sustainable fashion and clothing re-use to readers

More Consumers Want Sustainable Fashion, But Are Brands Delivering It?

Forbes Green Tech

With consumers being more environmentally-conscious than ever, it’s no surprise that sustainability has become a familiar refrain in the fashion industry

Western fashion brands that 'exploit' Bangladesh suppliers face blacklisting

Eco-Business

Bangladesh's garment sector has been hit hard by the pandemic as $3 billion-worth of orders were cancelled or suspended

How companies can source cotton more sustainably

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainNatural and renewable, it’s a popular choice for brands and consumers looking to make more sustainable fabric choices, but cotton comes with its fair share of social and environmental risks.

How companies can source man-made cellulosics more sustainably

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainAs a plant-based fiber, man-made cellulosics have the potential to be a more sustainable choice because they are renewable. But the production process can contribute to deforestation.

How companies can source down more sustainably

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainThe key sustainability concerns related to down are around animal welfare.