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Global Fashion Brands Complicit In Uighur Forced Labour, Warns Rights Groups

3 Mins Read Some of the world’s largest fashion houses and retailers are complicit in human rights abuses and forced labour being carried out against the Uighur minority Muslim people in the Xinjiang region of China, says a coalition of human rights organisations. According to the coalition, as many as one in five cotton products sold across the […]

Sustainable Sneaker Brand Veja Opens First Repair & Recycle Test Hub

3 Mins Read French sustainable sneaker label Veja has just opened its first Test Hub dedicated to clean, recycle and refurbish old pairs of Veja shoes. It will also offer customers prototypes of the brand’s shoes that hadn’t made the cut to go to market, which will be sold at reduced prices, as well as pairs from old […]

Condé Nast Develops Sustainable Fashion Index Showcasing Key Eco Fashion Terms

2 Mins Read Developed by mass media company Condé Nast, whose publications include Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tatler, alongside the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) in London and sustainability researchers around the world, The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is a new index of the key sustainability terms and topics emerging in the world of fashion.  The Glossary is an […]

Value-Led Recruiting: Patagonia’s Purpose Mission Attracts 9,000 Applications Per JD (Including Interns)

4 Mins Read Patagonia, the famed outdoor apparel brand known for its green credentials and do-good mission, is attracting the top talent amongst younger generations. In a recent speech at Columbia Business School, the brand’s CEO Rose Marcario shared that Patagonia now receives around 9,000 applications for every single open internship and full-time position, and that those who […]

117 SMEs Sign Circular Fashion Pledge To Push For Industry-Wide Change

2 Mins Read Launched in April this year, the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge is an initiative engaging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to kickstart a circularity commitment. Since then, over 110 SME brands have signed onto the pledge, and are collectively pushing forward the circular fashion movement amidst the pandemic, which has renewed attention on sustainability.  Amid the […]

Luxury Fashion Platform Farfetch Launches Online Fashion Footprint Tool

3 Mins Read Farfetch, the London-based online luxury fashion platform, has just introduced a new fashion footprint tool aimed at helping shoppers track the environmental impact of their spending decisions. The new carbon footprint calculator is a part of the company’s sustainability efforts as the conscious consumerism trend takes over the fashion industry. The new fashion footprint tool, […]

Circulytics: New Tool Helps Companies Measure & Track Circularity

3 Mins Read Developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and more than 30 collaborating companies, Circulytics is a digital measuring tool that provides companies with a comprehensive report of circularity across its entire operations. Going beyond assessing material flows and products, the platform provides data and metric analysis, tracks progress, and highlights key areas for improvement. Since its […]

Hong Kong’s Sustainable Fashion NGO Redress Gets Permanent Home

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Redress, a charity dedicated to fighting fashion waste, has just established its new headquarters in Sham Shui Po, the heart of the city’s historical textile manufacturing hub. The new space will feature a Retrospective Exhibition to celebrate pieces from previous cycles of the Redress Design Award, the organisation’s flagship program promoting sustainable fashion […]

Adidas Turns Two Of Its Most Iconic Sneaker Designs Vegan

3 Mins Read Global sportswear and sneaker giant Adidas is veganising its most iconic Adidas original designs. It has revamped two classic models, the Samba and the Continental 80, and both shoes are now completely animal-free and contains sustainable and recycled materials. The move is a part of the sportswear industry’s gradual shift towards plant-based and eco-friendly products […]

Google & WWF Partner To Launch Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Platform

3 Mins Read Google has announced that it will work with conservation nonprofit WWF Sweden to create a digital platform with environmental sustainability information to inform responsible sourcing decisions in the fashion industry. Combining Google Cloud’s technical capacity with WWF’s assessment, the platform will give an environmental score for each material and sourcing location across the fashion supply […]