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  • Friday, 28 January 2022

    WRI issues call to action on climate change Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - The World Resources Institute (WRI) has issued a six-point call to action to the apparel industry to put the sector back on track to meet the 1.5C pathway of the Paris Agreement on climate change. WRI consultant Michael Sadowski and…
  • Friday, 28 January 2022

    Resale startup Archive secures US$8m

    SAN FRANCISCO – Resale technology startup Archive has secured US$8 million in funding, which will be used to further develop its infrastructure and scale its operations. The company has worked with the North Face, Filippa K and Oscar de la Renta to…
  • Wednesday, 26 January 2022

    Decathlon launches rental ski and hiking wear

    LILLE – Sporting goods retailer Decathlon has linked up with rental platform Hirestreet to launch its first UK rental collection for skiwear and hiking gear. The Decathlon collection on Hirestreet consists of 18 ski and hiking jackets and trousers…
  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022

    ASOS extends ties with Anti-Slavery International

    LONDON – Fashion retailer ASOS has agreed a new three-year partnership with Anti-Slavery International, and will work with the organisation to accelerate their dual objective of stamping out forced labour around the world. ASOS’ Fashion With…
  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022

    IKEA on track to be climate positive by 2030

    LEIDEN - Swedish-owned homeware giant IKEA has released its first ever Climate Report, alongside its Sustainability Report FY21, in which it confirms it is on track to meet its target of being climate positive by 2030. IKEA's total climate footprint…
  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022

    Resale platform Trendful secures new funds

    TAMPA – Resale software specialist Trendful has secured US$200,000 from the start-up investment firm TinySeed. Trendful is one of a number of businesses to have benefitted from TinySeed’s latest accelerator programme, and will use the finances to…
  • Monday, 24 January 2022

    Parade launches underwear recycling initiative

    NEW YORK - Sustainability-focused underwear brand Parade has linked up with recycler TerraCycle to launch a 'first-of-its-kind' opportunity for its customers to recycle their old underwear. The 'Second Life by Parade' initiative accepts underwear…
  • Friday, 21 January 2022

    Rebag launches customer loyalty programme

    NEW YORK - Rebag, a resale specialist in luxury handbags and accessories, has launched a new loyalty programme through which buyers and sellers will earn rewards for their support of the secondhand product platform. The programme uses bronze,…
  • Friday, 21 January 2022

    Brands urged to address India wage theft Premium Article

    KARNATAKA – The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) has spoken with global fashion brands to gauge how they’re planning to support Indian garment workers who were last year found victims of wage theft. Factory staff in Karnataka making…
  • Friday, 21 January 2022

    Remake questions the ‘circular’ services of fashion firms

    CALIFORNIA – Workers’ rights organisation Remake has questioned the motives of fashion brands in the secondhand apparel market, suggesting their services focus on “creating an additional avenue for revenue” rather than promoting circularity. Becca…
  • Thursday, 20 January 2022

    J.Crew joins Cotton Trust Protocol Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Fashion retailer J.Crew has joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol, an initiative which promotes ‘sustainable’ cotton cultivation within the United States. The protocol’s platform convenes cotton growers, manufacturers and brands in…
  • Wednesday, 19 January 2022

    By Rotation introduces resale service Premium Article

    LONDON – Peer-to-peer rental platform By Rotation is to introduce a resale feature to its online marketplace. The company says the change is part of its strategy to take the website and online app to “the next level” as it vies to “become the…
  • Monday, 17 January 2022

    Campaigners urge French chain to back Accord Premium Article

    DHAKA - Workers' rights campaigners are urging French supermarket chain Auchan to sign up to the new International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry. The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) says the company, which trades as…
  • Monday, 17 January 2022

    Taiwanese resale platform secures US$2.2m Premium Article

    TAIPEI – Fledgling secondhand fashion marketplace PopChill has secured a US$2.2 million investment which will be used to bolster the start-up's infrastructure and broaden its consumer base. The company will look to emulate the success of resale…
  • Monday, 17 January 2022

    Burberry agrees loan linked to sustainability Premium Article

    LONDON – Luxury fashion brand Burberry has agreed a £300m (US$410m) loan linked to its performance against its sustainability targets, including the company's headline goal of being climate positive by 2040. Burberry refinanced its revolving credit…
  • Monday, 17 January 2022

    UK’s markets authority to tackle greenwashing Premium Article

    LONDON – The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to investigate the prevalence and impact of greenwashing in the fashion sector, as it looks to create greater transparency over sustainability claims. It follows the launch of the body’s…
  • Friday, 14 January 2022

    Hilfiger names Fashion Frontier Challenge winners Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has announced the two winning start-ups of the latest Fashion Frontier Challenge to be Dutch artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Lalaland and ‘sustainable’ Rwandan business Uzuri K&Y. The pair beat off…
  • Friday, 14 January 2022

    Ralph Lauren co-develops cotton-based performance apparel Premium Article

    MELBOURNE – Tennis players competing at this month’s Australian Open will wear polos made from the “world’s first cotton-based performance material”, according to luxury fashion brand Ralph Lauren. The New York firm has developed its RLX Clarus polo…
  • Friday, 14 January 2022

    Wedding dresses restyled with new ‘Second Life’ service Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Spanish bridal wear brand Pronovias has launched a new circular service, offering its customers the chance to style down their wedding dresses after their big day, so that the garments can be worn more frequently. The ‘Second Life’…
  • Thursday, 13 January 2022

    Vestiaire Collective opens new UK centre Premium Article

    LONDON - French fashion resale firm Vestiaire Collective has opened a new UK authentication and logistics centre which it says will lower its carbon footprint and counter Brexit-based cost hikes. The centre, which has also led to the creation of 50…
  • Wednesday, 12 January 2022

    Bestseller publishes circular design guide Premium Article

    BRANDE – Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has developed a new circular design guide which its designers will use to ensure future collections meet recyclability requirements. The company is also making the resource publicly available, as it wants…
  • Tuesday, 11 January 2022

    China's e-tailers 'lacking' on climate change Premium Article

    BEIJING – A new Greenpeace report on China's major online shopping platforms has found significant shortcomings in their responses to the challenges of climate change. The research paper analyses the climate responses of e-tailers which sell fashion…
  • Tuesday, 11 January 2022

    Steve Madden launches resale marketplace Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Footwear firm Steve Madden has launched a new peer-to-peer resale marketplace to encourage consumers to sell on shoes that might otherwise end up in landfill. Madden’s Dolce Vita brand will introduce a platform of its own from next month…
  • Tuesday, 11 January 2022

    Timberland launches ‘Timberloop’ circular service Premium Article

    STRATHAM – Outerwear brand Timberland has launched its new Timberloop product take-back scheme online and in stores across the USA. The initiative entitles consumers to return unwanted Timberland footwear, clothing or accessories in exchange for a…
  • Monday, 10 January 2022

    Circularity specialist secures US$6.6 million Premium Article

    LONDON – Circular solutions platform Responsible has secured a US$6.6 million investment and says it will use the money to broaden its reach throughout Europe, whilst extending its network of fashion brands and retailers. The company has developed a…
  • Monday, 10 January 2022

    Rent the Runway campaign targets fast fashion Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Rental fashion firm Rent the Runway (RTR) has launched a ‘Fast Fashion Free’ campaign to encourage consumers to donate “unwearable” garments. The company has teamed up with Green Tree Textiles Recycling, which will recycle the stock…
  • Monday, 10 January 2022

    Prada to donate materials from fashion shows Premium Article

    MILAN – Luxury fashion giant Prada has committed to collecting and distributing materials used in its annual catwalk events to circular businesses and academic institutes. Since January 2020, the Italian brand has collected 1.6 tonnes of faux fur…
  • Friday, 07 January 2022

    Weird Fish products highlight environmental impacts Premium Article

    CHELTENHAM – Lifestyle brand Weird Fish has added environmental metrics to organic cotton-based apparel on its website in a bid to demonstrate the material’s sustainability credentials. Customers' browsing the company’s online listings can now learn…
  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022

    Prada, Adidas launch recycled nylon collection Premium Article

    MILAN / HERZOGENAURACH - Italian fashion brand Prada and sportswear giant Adidas are collaborating on a new collection of sportswear garments made with recycled nylon. The two companies have been involved in a longstanding collaboration but this is…
  • Tuesday, 04 January 2022

    Fashion e-commerce specialist secures new investment Premium Article

    LONDON – British start-up Purple Dot, which operates what’s said to be the world’s first e-commerce waitlist and pre-order platform for clothing, has secured US$4 million in new funding which will be used to bring “a new era of sustainability to…
  • Tuesday, 04 January 2022

    Tommy Hilfiger reveals challenge finalists Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger has revealed the finalists for this year's Fashion Frontier Challenge which aims to accelerate the work of the world’s most innovative fashion startups. Building on the PVH Corp brand’s sustainability vision…
  • Tuesday, 04 January 2022

    M&S encourages shoppers to think circular Premium Article

    LONDON – British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has urged consumers to use its 'Shwopping' scheme if they’re clearing out their wardrobes in the coming months. It comes after a company survey found 65 per cent of M&S customers are planning to shift…
  • Friday, 24 December 2021

    Young shoppers shifting to secondhand fashion Premium Article

    UNITED KINGDOM – A YouGov survey, commissioned by the University of Hull, has indicated that consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing secondhand fashion, with young shoppers driving this trend. Of a 2,000-strong, nationally representative…
  • Thursday, 23 December 2021

    Mango publishes list of Tier 2 suppliers Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Spanish fashion brand Mango has published a list of its Tier 2 suppliers, and updated the list of Tier 1 partners that it published last year. These lists include information on the declared factories Mango sourced apparel from…
  • Thursday, 23 December 2021

    PETA questions Lululemon on down jackets Premium Article

    VANCOUVER - Animal rights group PETA is calling on the board of directors of athleticwear brand Lululemon to publish a report on the slaughter methods used to obtain the down used in its jackets. PETA has bought stock in a number of brands,…
  • Thursday, 23 December 2021

    Bestseller gift to help Bangladesh fight COVID Premium Article

    Danish fashion brand Bestseller and its charitable arm, the Bestseller Foundation, have linked up to donate a New Year's gift worth more than US$530,000 to Bangladesh. They are donating 3.5 million Danish kroners (US$533,000) to four local…
  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021

    IKEA to extend secondhand store trial Premium Article

    LEIDEN - IKEA's first secondhand shop, which opened on a trial basis in November 2020, is to remain open for another year to continue exploring the potential benefits of the circularity experiment. The store, in the ReTuna secondhand shopping centre…
  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021

    Shein Cares Fund to support non-profits Premium Article

    NANJING – Fast fashion retailer Shein has launched the Shein Cares Fund, and will over the coming years donate US$10 million to non-profits supporting underserved communities, tackling animal health and welfare, and promoting recycling and the…
  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021

    Nisolo launches Sustainability Facts Label Premium Article

    NASHVILLE - Ethical fashion brand Nisolo has launched a 'Sustainability Facts Label' which allows consumers to check the impact each product has on the planet and on the people who manufacture it. The label - which includes a QR code linking to 200…
  • Monday, 20 December 2021

    Alibaba targets carbon neutrality by 2030 Premium Article

    HANGZHOU - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is targeting carbon neutrality in Scopes 1 and 2, as well as a 50 per cent reduction in Scope 3 emissions, by the end of the decade. The company has also pledged to work with both merchants and consumers…
  • Monday, 20 December 2021

    PETA urges Gucci to ban use of lizard skins Premium Article

    HONG KONG – Animal rights organisation PETA has urged luxury fashion house Gucci to ban lizard skins from its product lines after new footage from an Indonesian supplier highlighted the use of “extremely inhumane” practices. PETA Asia captured the…
  • Friday, 17 December 2021

    Consumer interest 'growing' in circularity Premium Article

    GLENDALE - Consumer appetite for greater circularity in the fashion industry is growing rapidly, according to a new study from materials science company Avery Dennison. The company's latest ‘Digital Consumer Behaviour’ report, produced in…
  • Friday, 17 December 2021

    Boden to ditch sequins from all garments Premium Article

    LONDON - British fashion brand Boden has announced that it will remove all sequins and glitter from its clothing in a move to protect the oceans from microplastic pollution. It is the first major retailer to take the step of banning sequins, which…
  • Friday, 17 December 2021

    M&S links £850m finance to net-zero targets Premium Article

    LONDON – British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed a new £850 million (US$1.13m) green finance deal which will see it benefit from discounted interest rates if it meets its net zero carbon emissions targets. M&S recently refreshed its 'Plan…
  • Thursday, 16 December 2021

    Capri releases social responsibility report Premium Article

    LONDON - Capri Holdings, which owns Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, has published its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing progress toward its sustainability targets. Capri’s 2021 CSR report builds upon its global,…
  • Thursday, 16 December 2021

    Circular platform Rebag secures US$33m Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Rebag, a resale specialist in luxury handbags and accessories, has secured US$33 million via a series E funding round, which it’ll use to expand its technical capabilities and improve its brick-and-mortar services. The company’s platform…
  • Thursday, 16 December 2021

    Adidas, Allbirds release low carbon trainer Premium Article

    HERZOGENAURACH / SAN FRANCISCO - Sportswear giant Adidas and sustainable footwear brand Allbirds have released the first product from their collaboration - a running shoe with a carbon footprint of just 2.94 kg CO2e. The Futurecraft.Footprint has a…
  • Wednesday, 15 December 2021

    Zara dresses made from recycled emissions Premium Article

    GALICIA - Spanish fashion giant Inditex has linked up with biotech startup LanzaTech to create a collection of clothing made from recycled carbon emissions. The collaboration has led to the design of a capsule collection of party dresses made from…
  • Tuesday, 14 December 2021

    Hugo Boss commits to going mulesing-free Premium Article

    LONDON – Animal rights organisation Four Paws has hailed luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss following its commitment to eradicate mulesed wool from its portfolio by 2030. The company joins the likes of Adidas and Calvin Klein in opposing the practice,…
  • Tuesday, 14 December 2021

    Health Canada recalls ‘evil’ Shein coat Premium Article

    TORONTO – Health Canada has recalled a coat for toddlers sold by fast fashion brand Shein which was found to contain almost 20 times more lead than deemed safe for children. In October, CBC Marketplace commissioned the University of Toronto to…
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