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.

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.

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 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?

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 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?

Archivist releases shirts made from recycled hotel sheets

Inhabitat - Innovation

Sometimes, being disruptive is fashionable

Planet Beyond earbuds combine tech, sustainability and fashion

Inhabitat - Innovation

These high-tech earbuds double as unique jewelry

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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 digital identities could bring us closer to a circular economy

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Fashion GreenBiz 20 In the Loop Supply chain Supply Chain TechnologyTracking technologies could provide information throughout a product's journey, from the start all the way through to its use at the consumer level, and ultimately to its disposal or reuse in the future.

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

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.

Vogue Italia ditches photos in sustainable fashion issue

Business Green

Move is to highlight carbon impact of fashion photo shoots, according to editor

The Renewal Workshop raises €5 million to help fashion brands go circular

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 11 – Startups are helping minimize the environmental footprint of mainstream fashion with waterless dyes, online thrift stores, and clothes made of recycled materials.

How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainAlmost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain.

How companies can source polyester more sustainably

GreenBiz

Apparel Circular Economy Fashion Material Change Index Supply ChainThe most widely used fiber in the world, polyester accounts for roughly half of the fiber market overall and about 80 percent of all synthetic fibers.