Press Review

  • How Shein Gatecrashed Fashion’s Sustainability Show #431

    2022/24/06

    The ultra-fast fashion company launched a $50 million fund to tackle waste at the industry’s annual sustainability gathering in Copenhagen this week. Many saw it as greenwashing, but it’s straight out of fashion’s sustainability playbook.

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  • European Fashion Councils Form Fashion Alliance to Lobby on Sustainability Policy #430

    2022/23/06

    France’s Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and Italy’s Camera Nazionale Della Moda are among the 25 members of the the European Fashion Alliance announced Tuesday and spearheaded by the Fashion Council Germany.

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  • Yes, fiction can come to the rescue of the planet, and we know better how #429

    2022/22/06

    Have you seen Don't Look Up? ... And read the latest IPCC report? Could pop culture mobilize where political and scientific discourses have failed? This is the subject of a study conducted by ADEME.

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  • "Influencers feed a completely outdated imaginary of overconsumption" #428

    2022/21/06

    The Paye ton Influence collective is campaigning for influencers to make their own ecological transition and stop promoting ungreen companies to their millions of followers. But Amélie Deloche, co-founder of the collective, knows that they will not be able to revolutionize the influence sector which is worth 14 billion dollars.

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  • Recycled plastic swimsuits aren’t as green as you think #427

    2022/20/06

    Sneakers and swimsuits made from recycled bottles or plastic pulled out of the ocean are one of fashion’s most visible sustainability efforts. Experts say it’s only one side of the coin.

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  • French apparel federations unveil a guide to responsible communication #426

    2022/16/06

    The Fédération Française du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin and Promincor - Lingerie Française have published a new guide produced by Bluequest and financed by the DEFI, to help French fashion brands in their responsible communication strategy.

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  • Only 21 Percent of Fashion Firms Name Suppliers, Per New Report — Can That Change? #425

    2022/15/06

    Too few fashion brands and retailers are naming their suppliers, and the financial — and reputational — consequences are a burden to bear.

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  • Fast Fashion: how to move towards a more responsible fashion? #424

    2022/14/06

    Ecological awareness seems stronger than ever. Yet, far ahead of ethical and sustainable fashion, fast fashion continues to attract a large part of the population, mainly because of budget issues.

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  • Key takeaways from the Global Fashion Summit: More diversity, more collaboration #423

    2022/14/06

    Last week, fashion leaders gathered in Copenhagen for the annual Global Fashion Summit. There were collaborations and commitments, but voices on-stage lacked diversity.

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  • EU urged to follow US 'model' in combating forced labour #422

    2022/13/06

    The EU has been warned that new draft legislation designed to halt forced labour is still insufficient to tackle the problem.

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  • Is Shein’s $50 Million Fund To Tackle Clothing Waste A Good Thing, Or Just Greenwashing? #421

    2022/13/06

    Given the vast quantities of clothing they produce, the rise of ultra fast fashion brands in recent years is clearly at odds with the current sustainability push taking place in the industry.

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  • New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains #420

    2022/08/06

    The open-source playbook from TrusTrace, Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good offers a one-stop guide for fashion brands wanting to fulfill on the new business imperative for transparency.

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  • Fast fashion is ruining the planet – here’s how to make it sustainable #419

    2022/07/06

    The fashion industry, which has become one of the most damaging to the planet, is having a moment of reckoning. But which changes make a difference, and which ones just come out in the wash?

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  • Want a net positive fashion industry? Fair wages and circularity needed, says Global Fashion Agenda #418

    2022/06/06

    Ahead of the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen this week, the non-profit organisation has launched the GFA Monitor, a report to guide fashion towards a net positive future.

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  • Could Peer-to-Peer Returns Be the Answer to Fashion’s Returns Problem? #417

    2022/06/06

    Zara canceling its free return policy made headlines, but wasteful returns are a perpetual problem in retail that can’t be remedied by any one retailer.

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  • Valérie Fayard (Emmaüs France): "Second-hand platforms encourage over-consumption" #416

    2022/03/06

    Second-hand goods are among the solutions adopted by the French to reduce their impact on the planet. But this alternative is not without consequences for the activity of certain charities such as Emmaus, one of the pioneers of second-hand goods. Valérie Fayard, executive director of Emmaus France, looks at the effects of the rollout of these platforms, both on donations and over-consumption.

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  • These companies that embrace pre-ordering, a pillar of responsible fashion #415

    2022/02/06

    Order a favorite piece, then wait two or three months for the product to be manufactured. This is what more and more consumers are willing to do against the generalized overproduction of fashion. With ecological and economical advantages, pre-ordering is taking a strategic place among small brands as well as the big ones.

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  • Fashion industry needs to pick up pace on climate goals, says report #414

    2022/02/06

    The 30 largest listed fashion firms must do more to hit Paris climate accord targets and U.N. sustainable development goals, although some are improving their social and environmental credentials, The Business of Fashion said in a report on Tuesday.

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  • Ellen Macarthur Foundation partners with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana #413

    2022/02/06

    After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic and a digital-only event in 2020, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Sustainable Fashion Awards are returning IRL on Sept. 25 at the tail end of Milan Fashion Week with their fifth edition, to be held at La Scala theater.

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  • Metaverse Fashion Raises Ethical Questions: What You Need to Know #412

    2022/01/06

    Sustainability and the metaverse: friend or foe? We investigate how it works, the potential benefits and pitfalls, and why—despite the hype—it isn’t a silver bullet for the current fashion crises.

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  • The wage problem in fashion: minimum wage vs. living wage #411

    2022/31/05

    To attract foreign companies, especially those in the textile sector, the countries of South Asia play between union demands and low wages. Asian workers are therefore often paid the minimum wage. The problem is that the latter is not enough to live on. 

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  • Love Island is finally ditching fast fashion thanks to a new partnership with Ebay UK #410

    2022/30/05

    U.K. reality TV show Love Island is making a big change for Season 9, which is set to launch this June. After partnering with the likes of Missguided, Boohoo and I Saw It First for eight seasons, the ITV show is finally going in a different direction for the wardrobes of its contestants.

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  • Redefining ‘Sustainable Fashion’ #409

    2022/27/05

    In 2009, the Danish Fashion Institute held one of the first sustainable fashion summits in Copenhagen, just around the time of the United Nations’ COP15 summit. This was back when everyone thought it was funny to make jokes about green being the new black, and most people thought “eco” and “vegan” and “organic” all meant kind of the same thing, and if any major fashion companies even had chief sustainability officers, they were based in tiny rooms many floors and winding corridors away from the heart of the C-suite.

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  • Garments Capturing Carbon Dioxide From The Air And Releasing It As Nutrition For Plants #408

    2022/27/05

    The Planet First program initiated by the H&M Foundation and world-renowned The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has recently resulted in an innovation that could potentially be a game-changer when it comes to fighting global CO2 emissions. The Carbon Looper project — clothing that captures CO2 from the air and then releases it as nutrition for plants — is now being tested by the restaurant staff at Fotografiska Stockholm.

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  • How to wear happiness: Impact of wearing clothing labelled sustainable or fast fashion on subjective well-being #407

    2022/25/05

    In recent decades, the growth of the fashion industry, with its emphasis on profitability, has encouraged an increased desire for low costs, flexibility in design and quality, and speed to market on behalf of retailers, further compounding the problem.

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  • Introducing The First-Ever Federal Fashion Bill, The Fabric Act #406

    2022/24/05

    Seven months following California’s SBC2 Garment Worker Protection Bill win and four months after New York’s Fashion Act was presented, the FABRIC Act shines through—labour justice in the fashion industry is gaining momentum, one policy change at a time.

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  • France, spearheading circular fashion #405

    2022/23/05

    Vestiaire Collective's acquisition of the American peer-to-peer clothing resale platform, Tradesy, last March highlighted France's progressive and forward-thinking circular fashion mentality.

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  • Throughout the week, the IPCC invites itself to 108 metro stations in Paris #404

    2022/20/05

    Last week, 8 students from AgroParisTech called on the rest of their class to “leave” the agro-industry. The student collective “For an ecological awakening” is tackling the climate issue with a vigorous action this week: they will be displaying the IPCC in the metro all week. A QR code refers to a “takeaway” summary that summarizes the 10 main points of the latest report.

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  • Linen Day Paris: linen invites the fashion industry on June 9 in the heart of the capital #403

    2022/20/05

    The European Confederation of Linen and Hemp (CELC) will welcome brands, manufacturers and designers at 3 Mazarium (Paris VIe) on June 9 for a day of meetings dedicated to the fiber bast. Fiber that is currently experiencing a revival of interest with the opening or relocation of specific mills across France. Three fields of flax will be deployed for the occasion in the hamlet of the Queen, in Versailles.

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  • Première Vision published its second Fashion and Eco-Responsibility White Paper #402

    2022/18/05

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  • Is the second hand market making us overconsumers? #401

    2022/18/05

    Praiseworthy on paper for its responsible and ecological virtues, the second hand market tends to push its followers to consume more and turns them into 2.0 merchants.

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  • The Circular Fashion Awards are back for a European edition! #400

    2022/17/05

    Building on the success of the competition in 2020, the European Metropolis of Lille is launching a second edition of the trophies in partnership with ADEME, the Hauts-de-France Region and the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis agency.

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  • How companies blame you for climate change #399

    2022/16/05

    Businesses shape how we talk about climate change, and sometimes this can stop us from paying attention to their actions.

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  • France : clothes will have to mention a new information #398

    2022/16/05

    The display of the origin of textiles will become mandatory from January 1st 2023, under the french circular economy law (called "AGEC" law). A "revolution" welcomed by French manufacturers.

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  • Physical retail is back. And this time it’s sustainable #397

    2022/13/05

    Established and emerging players are redesigning physical retail with sustainability in mind. We spotlight some of the game-changers.

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  • WFA issues guidance for brands on making credible environmental claims #396

    2022/12/05

    WFA is issuing first-of-its-kind guidance on how brands can make sure environmental claims featured in their marketing communications are credible for both consumers and regulators at its Global Marketer Week in Athens.

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  • Paris Good Fashion x IFM's webserie #395

    2022/12/05

    Discover the pilot of the Paris Good Fashion x IFM's webserie on sustainable fashion !

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  • Ever Dye wins the ANDAM innovation award #394

    2022/09/05

    ANDAM awarded the 2022 innovation prize to the start-up Ever Dye on April 20 at La Caserne.

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  • Costly, time-consuming and a sales barrier: Why fashion hates repairs #393

    2022/09/05

    Brands are embracing resale in the name of circularity, but repairs, an essential part of getting that right, is still lacking. Can repairs ever be as cool as resale?

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  • France : a new decree relating to consumer information on the qualities and environmental characteristics of waste generating products #392

    2022/09/05

    The decree of April 29, 2022, relating to consumer information on the qualities and environmental characteristics of waste generating products was published in the JORF of April 30, 2022. 

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  • SAC, Fair Wear, Ethical Trading Initiative partner to reduce emissions #391

    2022/09/05

    The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a global non-profit alliance for the consumer goods industry, has partnered with Fair Wear and the Ethical Trading Initiative focused on facilitating collective action across the industry towards achieving the 45 per cent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction by 2030.

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  • Bending Our Linear Models: The Rise of Unicorn Companies in Circular Fashion #390

    2022/06/05

    The number of successful brands in the sustainable fashion industry worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. It’s fair to say that the land of unicorn companies is getting greener and more circular. They might just be replacing the capitalist linear economy for good.

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  • Climate sustainability in retail: Who will pay? #389

    2022/05/05

    Although the path to decarbonization remains unclear, retailers can prepare by better understanding how costs could be distributed along the value chain.

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  • The State of Fashion: Technology #388

    2022/05/05

    The special edition of The State of Fashion report by The Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company explores the great tech acceleration gripping the industry. Download the full report to understand the key imperatives that are spurring top brands and retailers to ramp up investments in technologies from AI to blockchain, to both address pain points and boost their competitive edge.

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  • Green or Greenwashing: Who Gets to Decide? #387

    2022/05/05

    European efforts to introduce standardised rules governing how brands back up environmental claims are fuelling a heated debate that stands to create winners and losers.

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  • Patagonia, The North Face, Levi's top Kearney's Circular Fashion Index #386

    2022/04/05

    Patagonia, The North Face and Levi’s are the brands most committed to fashion circularity, says research by management consulting firm Kearney, which found only 7 per cent of brands regularly employ recycled materials, 54 per cent of companies use them just for a few selected items or product features, while 39 per cent use no recycled materials at all.

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  • Where fashion resale is headed in the next two years #385

    2022/03/05

    Brands, retailers and third-party marketplaces are collaborating to scale circular fashion, working towards in-store resale, mass digitalisation and low-carbon local buying.

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  • Paris Good Fashion updates its map of sustainable fashion addresses #384

    2022/02/05

    The association Paris Good Fashion, which aims to promote and accelerate sustainable fashion initiatives in the French capital, has just published the 2022 version of its map of places involved in this responsible transformation of the industry. 422 addresses are now listed on the Mapstr application.

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  • IFTH launches the DURHABI study to evaluate the durability of textile products #383

    2022/29/04

    Call for expression of interest - DURHABI project: evaluation, integrating use, of the life span of textile/clothing articles.

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  • Resale sustainability: What’s real and what’s false #382

    2022/29/04

    Brands from Lululemon to Hugo Boss to Steve Madden have rolled out their own resale programmes, touting sustainability claims like circularity and smaller environmental footprint. Experts are sceptical.

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  • What the future of fashion tech looks like in the fashion capital of the world #381

    2022/28/04

    Is the traditional Parisian fashion landscape ready to make space for disruptive fashion tech startups?

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  • Why Recycling Won’t Solve Fashion’s Sustainability Problem #380

    2022/27/04

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  • Why Climate Risk Is Moving Up the Agenda for Fashion Investors #379

    2022/26/04

    New regulations would make it easier for investors to consider companies’ environmental footprint when deciding which businesses to back.

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  • Ebay launches Imperfects initiative to sell flawed fashion #378

    2022/25/04

    The new marketplace will sell new but damaged clothes, footwear and accessories from over 100 brands including Off-White and The North Face, at up to 60 per cent off.

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  • France clamps down on 'zero carbon' advertising to avoid greenwashing #377

    2022/22/04

    From 1 January 2023, it will be forbidden to advertise a product in France as "carbon neutral" without being able to prove it. The government is taking steps to ensure all companies back up their claims with data, or promise compensation in favour of the environment.

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  • China announces textile recycling targets #376

    2022/22/04

    China has reportedly announced a plan to be recycling a quarter of the country's textile waste into two million tonnes of new fibre a year by 2025 as part of its climate change targets.

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  • French executives launch Fédération de la Mode Circulaire #375

    2022/20/04

    A group of experienced and youthful French executives have launched the Fédération de la Mode Circulaire, a novel project designed to inject dynamism into the fight to stop global climate change caused by the fashion and luxury industries.

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  • Can Fashion Resale Ever Be a Profitable Business? #374

    2022/19/04

    Companies like The RealReal and ThredUp promised Wall Street that with scale comes profit. But operational costs and competition have kept them in the red.

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  • Shein Nabs $100 Billion Valuation in Nod to Enduring Appeal of Fast Fashion #373

    2022/15/04

    Reports are putting a valuation of $100 billion on Shein, following a recent funding round for the popular Chinese retailer. The latest round, which closed last week, saw Shein raise between $1 billion and $2 billion, according to the Wall Journal, with private-equity firm General Atlantic participating in the round, along with existing investors Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital China.

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  • IFM-Kering Sustainability Certificate: 10 contribution projects presented to a professional jury #372

    2022/15/04

    On 8 April 2022, the 35 students of the IFM-Kering Fashion Sustainability Certificate presented 10 projects that contribute to the evolution of the fashion industry and on which they have been working since November.

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  • 'No to fast fashion and big fashion houses': Design students aspire to change the system #371

    2022/13/04

    Young fashion graduates want to unshackle themselves from the big luxury brands that are on the catwalk at fashion weeks around the world. Critical of "fast fashion," they aspire to another model more in line with their values – but with more risk.

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  • Study reveals microfibre risk from tumble dryers #370

    2022/12/04

    NEWCASTLE - Drying a load of laundry in a tumble dryer releases almost as many microfibres into the air as go down the drain when the same load goes through a washing machine, according to a new study.

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  • Retailers not on track to meet sustainability targets #369

    2022/11/04

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  • H&M Foundation names Global Change Award winners #368

    2022/08/04

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  • Refashion publishes 10 proposals for a circular economy #367

    2022/08/04

    In the context of the presidential elections in France, Refashion, the eco-organization of the french textile sector, has just published ten concrete measures to alert the political leaders. Its objective: to accelerate the transformation of the sector and to put the ecological transition in the center of the concerns.

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  • IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster #365

    2022/05/04

    Greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025, say climate scientists in what is in effect their final warning

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  • Circular economy: brands and retailers vs consumer-seller #364

    2022/04/04

    The rise of the circular economy, with the emergence of a consumer-seller profile, is pushing fashion brands and retailers to review their model. An evolution from which they have everything to gain. These are the findings of an in-depth survey on this topic conducted by the Cetelem Observatory in 17 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK).

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  • Brussels targets greenwashing, planned obsolescence in new EU consumer rules #363

    2022/31/03

    New rules presented by the European Commission on Wednesday (30 March) aim to better protect consumers against false environmental claims and introduce a ban on greenwashing and planned obsolescence.

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  • Anti-harassment certification launches in UK to promote safer environments in retail #362

    2022/30/03

    Retail industry charity the Retail Trust has launched a new certification, together with Foot Anstey LLP, a national law firm, which aims to protect and reassure shop workers in the midst of “rising levels of abuse and inappropriate behaviour”.

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  • 10 commitments to enhance the role of 50+ employees #361

    2022/28/03

    Initiated by the L'Oréal Group and the Club Landoy, 32 companies in France have made commitments to promote the role of employees over 50 in the company.

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  • French fashion manufacturers launch their own CSR label #360

    2022/28/03

    The Groupement de la Façon Française (or GFF), which currently gathers the main French clothing companies, has just structured its CSR approach around a label "Les Ateliers Engagés".

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  • Eco-friendly fashion certifications can lead to greenwashing, says report #359

    2022/25/03

    Certification programs, labels, and other various initiatives in the fashion sector aimed at making it greener would ultimately only serve to guide the industry towards more greenwashing. This is the sad conclusion of a report by the Changing Markets Foundation.

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  • In China, sustainability is bubbling up #358

    2022/21/03

    Customer behaviour and government policy mean greater incentive for both Chinese manufacturers and brands to adopt new sustainable practices.

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  • Fashion for Good Selects Eight Innovators for 2022 Global Innovation Programme #357

    2022/17/03

    Fashion for Good welcomes eight innovators into its 2022 Global Innovation Programme, chosen from a group of innovators scouted across the globe, who pitched their innovative solutions to Fashion for Good partners. The selected innovators participate in the nine-month programme, which provides a bespoke approach to validate their technologies in preparation for implementation across the fashion value chain.

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  • E-commerce: 18 new signatories for the environmental charter #356

    2022/16/03

    Initiated in 2021 by the French government and the French Federation of Online Sales (Fevad), the "Charter of commitments to reduce the environmental impact of online trade" sees its ranks strengthened by 18 new signatories, including Afibel, Damart, Blanche Porte or Mondial Relay.

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  • French people and Made in France: the latest trends #355

    2022/14/03

    How are consumers' perceptions and attraction to fashion products made in France evolving? On the occasion of its emblematic show for the French fashion industry, Made in France, Première Vision commissioned an exclusive study, conducted by Opinion Way.

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  • LVMH kicks off “You and ME” tour in 5 French cities to engage with youth and reskilling candidates #354

    2022/11/03

    LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence initiative is embarking on a tour of five French cities to meet talented future employees, targeting both junior, high school and university students, as well as people seeking reskilling opportunities.

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  • How Can Apparel Brands Solve a Problem Like Deadstock? #353

    2022/10/03

    A growing number of niche brands are finding success with apparel repurposing; but many larger apparel companies have no best practices in place for managing their enormous volumes of unsellable merchandise. Fortunately, a new sub-industry of upcycling partners is stepping in to ‘reimagine’ increasingly large volumes of deadstock.

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  • Eastman will open a recycling plant in France #352

    2022/09/03

    The American chemical group Eastman, manufacturer of the cellulose fiber Naia, will invest 875 million euros in France to set up a plant for the molecular recycling of polyesters from household waste and textiles.

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  • Big retailers are getting into the secondhand market. Will that change how we shop? #351

    2022/09/03

    Whether resale benefits the planet will depend on if it actually offsets consumption, or promotes it.

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  • Fashion Isn’t Becoming More Sustainable, But Next-Gen Materials Might Fix That #350

    2022/08/03

    You’d be forgiven for thinking that the fashion industry is becoming more sustainable, but the opposite is true. The media is awash with ‘sustainable’ materials and rental and resale options, but how sustainable are they? What difference do they actually make? And why, despite these efforts, is the planet heading even faster towards climate catastrophe, as demonstrated by the 6th IPCC report?

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  • France: New obligations for labelling with Triman and Infotri #349

    2022/07/03

    The French Ministry of Ecological Transition has validated on February 1st the "Triman" and "Info-tri" signs intended for all textiles, household linen and shoes to prepare the end of life of products. Brands now have until February 1, 2023 to comply, and until August 2023 to sell products manufactured or imported before that date.

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  • A new program aims to address sustainability education gaps in fashion #348

    2022/04/03

    "We're a community-centered organization. We're working for and with our community to create change."

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  • It’s not just gamers and crypto dudes buying digital fashion#347

    2022/03/03

    Digital fashion has gone from a niche to an emerging industry. As technology and knowledge improve, so does the data-backed understanding of what people want to buy and wear virtually. Vogue Business gets the exclusive on a new survey.

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  • Decentraland to host first Metaverse Fashion Week in March #346

    2022/02/03

    Virtual world Decentraland announced on 24th February that it will host the world’s biggest, entirely digital, fashion week with the launch of Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW).  Taking place from 24th to 27th March, Decentraland will host four days of runway shows, fashion experiences, pop-up shops, and afterparties, featuring a mix of luxury labels and digital brands.

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  • The world is already hitting its limits of adapting to climate change #345

    2022/01/03

    There are still effective ways to adapt that can also lower emissions, the latest report from UN scientists finds.

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  • Peta's Vegan Fashion Award #344

    2022/28/02

    A few days before the start of Paris Fashion Week, PETA awards eleven winners in the Vegan Fashion Awards. A way for the association to congratulate the actors of the sector who are committed to the animal cause.

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  • EU publishes proposal for sustainable and responsible due diligence law #343

    2022/25/02

    The European Commission has announced it will be pushing a due diligence law that will require companies to adopt sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour throughout their production chain.

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  • Portugal Bans ‘Vegan Leather’, Industry Insiders Speak Out #342

    2022/24/02

    A ban on the term ‘vegan leather’ and other plant-based prefixes has been announced in Portugal. Alt leather companies now using prefixes such as ‘vegan’, ‘plant-based’, or ‘pineapple’ or even “synthetic” along with the word “leather” in their product marketing may face fines and criminal proceedings.

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  • Chloé Preps Launch of Social Performance Tool #341

    2022/23/02

    The Richemont-owned brand claims its tool is the industry’s first for measuring a firm’s social impact, and will be launching it with an open-source model.

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  • Life Cycle Assessment of European Flax  #340

    2022/22/02

    The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp is publishing the initial results of a strategic study based on a life cycle analysis of European flax/linen, conducted using the new PEF (Product Environmental Footprint) method of the European Commission.

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  • Is vegan fashion sustainable? #339

    2022/21/02

    From Veja to Stella McCartney, how brands are creating animal-free leather, fur and silk products more environment-friendly than common alternatives

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  • That Organic Cotton T-Shirt May Not Be as Organic as You Think #338

    2022/17/02

    The organic cotton movement in India appears to be booming, but much of this growth is fake, say those who source, process and grow the cotton.

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  • Milk, dandelion, spider silk: the dressing room of the future shows its true nature #337

    2022/16/02

    Gone are the days of fur and skins, as well as materials that are too polluting. The fashion industry has launched a frantic race to eco and animal-friendly fibers. Not a month goes by without the sector's players unveiling new materials that are unusual, to say the least, ranging from expired milk to dandelions, gradually designing the dressing room of the future.

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  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams Announces Plans for Hundreds of Sustainable Fashion Jobs #336

    2022/16/02

    The partnership will encourage job training, educational programs, workshops and community activities.

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  • Transport and relocation: two rising issues for fashion brands #335

    2022/15/02

    As part of its annual survey dedicated to the the French apparel market, the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) looks at the CSR strategies implemented by brands and retailers.

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  • Li Edelkoort’s Antidote to Fashion’s ‘Speed and Greed’ #334

    2022/14/02

    Design education needs a radical overhaul, argues Li Edelkoort.

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  • Fibral Material Alliance Formed to Bring Forward Next Paradigm of Plant-Based Textiles #333

    2022/11/02

    The founders of three plant-based textile companies have joined forces to create the FIBRAL Material Alliance. The organisation aims to bring together companies and individuals working with both traditional and innovative plant-based fibres.

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  • Circularity in Fashion #332

    2022/10/02

    Andrée-Anne Lemieux, Professor and Director of the IFM-Kering Chair on Fashion Sustainability, explores circular fashion initiatives, including sourcing, design, manufacturing, retail and events.

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  • Why the Fashion Resale Market Is Here to Stay #331

    2022/10/02

    The clothing industry is embracing the demand for second-hand. Those off-trend will soon be out of vogue.

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  • Degrowth: The future that fashion has been looking for? #330

    2022/08/02

    We highlight small-scale case studies of degrowth in action, as academics and activists place greater emphasis on the model as the way forward for fashion.

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  • Inclusive Design Grand Prix 2022 #329

    2022/07/02

    Dans le cadre du mouvement Paris Good Fashion, dont la vocation est de co-construire avec les acteurs du secteur mode une feuille de route pour agir concrètement et transformer progressivement les pratiques pour faire de Paris LA capitale de la mode responsable d’ici les Jeux Olympiques de 2024, Eyes on Talents organise les Grands Prix du Design Inclusif pour l’APF France Handicap.

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  • Leather can become fertilizer for organic farming and other industry eco-initiatives #328

    2022/07/02

    In a look ahead to Summer 2023, a future that is beautiful and fragile was in the forecast at Lineapelle’s New York leather fair. Human impact on the earth and its ecosystems has been so outsized that the severity of our effect has forced us to face our own fragility in recent years. But the theme intends for optimism—that moments of fragility can lead to renewed strength, spark creative solutions, and construct a new narrative. That new narrative for the leather industry revolves around sustainability, reducing harmful chemical waste, and working together with all stakeholders in the supply chain to ensure a proper environment for animals and workers—all topics explored at this year’s show.

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  • Sustainable fashion notebook n°2 : traceability #327

    2022/07/02

    The AGEC law, which invites the fashion sector to rethink its model in favor of a more responsible production, states in its article 13 that consumer information on the traceability of textile products extends to each of the manufacturing stages (fiber production; spinning and weaving; dyeing and garment making, etc.).

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  • Banned from destruction, the unsold luxury products are looking for a new life #326

    2022/03/02

    Sales are unthinkable and destruction is now forbidden in France: between meticulous management of stocks, employee sales, donations and recycling, luxury brands are organizing themselves to move their unsold products.

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  • Fashion’s Race for New Materials #325

    2022/02/02

    Brands are pursuing a raft of initiatives to adopt recycled textiles, regeneratively farmed cotton and mushroom-based leather, but giving fashion’s major materials a sustainability makeover still requires billions of dollars worth of investments and deeper, longer-term commitments to scale. BoF breaks down some of the key innovations, the companies leading the charge and the barriers to change.

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  • Regenerative Agriculture ‘Fundamental’ for Fashion, Says Textile Exchange Report #324

    2022/01/02

    Revealed Monday, Textile Exchange establishes its latest baseline: the “Regenerative Agriculture Landscape Analysis."

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  • Luxury Ethical Consumers: Who Are They? #323

    2022/31/01

    Building on a model of the biological, socio-psychological, and structural drivers of luxury consumption, this article explores when and why luxury consumers consider ethics in their luxury consumption practices, to identify differences in their ethical and ethical luxury consumption.

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  • Copenhagen Fashion Week publishes sustainability progress #322

    2022/28/01

    Copenhagen Fashion Week has published its annual sustainability report, showcasing its progress on the second year of its 2020-2022 Sustainability Action Plan

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  • Fast Fashion’s Tapping of the Secondhand Market Is Its Latest Greenwashing Tactic #321

    2022/27/01

    The secondhand clothing market is growing, and it is estimated to be worth $84 billion by 2030 — more than double the estimated worth of fast fashion for the same year. Recently, a plethora of big name brands, including fast fashion companies, have been jumping on the secondhand bandwagon by implementing their own secondhand marketplaces, including Urban Outfitters, H&M and ASOS — but is fast fashion resale truly operating in a way that reflects the values of a circular practice? Or are these markets simply a new avenue for profit?

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  • Brands commit to recycled down #320

    2022/27/01

    Downlite Outdoor, of Mason, Ohio, has been selected as a partner for recycled down jacket collections by leading brands such as Patagonia, Ralph Lauren, and Banana Republic for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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  • Can Bioplastics Really Make Fashion More Sustainable, Biodegradable, or Recyclable? #319

    2022/25/01

    In recent years, the fashion industry has been keenly experimenting with bioplastics: a small but rapidly growing market that is aiming to make fossil-fuel fashion a thing of the past. You may already have sneakers with bioplastic soles or sunglasses made from bio-acetate. In the not too distant future, you may be sporting a bio-based sequined dress or a faux fur coat.

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  • Why France is becoming the new Eldorado of the circular economy #318

    2022/25/01

    The circular economy is the star of foreign investment in France. Eastman, Ikea, Loop... these giants will commit billions in France to develop circular economy projects including "the world's largest molecular plastics recycling plant." An opportunity for France to shift industrial models towards greater sustainability, while reducing its dependence on raw materials.

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  • 5 ways the circular economy will transform your fashion habits #317

    2022/24/01

    The current ways clothing is produced and sold is unsustainable and undergoing transformation. Many of these changes are already underway – and will transform our economies, environment, and closets.

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  • Fashion for Good initiates project with brands and innovators to shift textile processing from wet to dry #316

    2022/21/01

    The global sustainable initiative Fashion for Good has launched a new consortium project called the D(r)ye Factory of the Future.

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  • Eight initiatives to design future of fashion #315

    2022/20/01

    Production on demand, second hand, inclusion..., to get out of its existential crisis, the fashion and textile industry continues its transformation. Here are eight initiatives capable of accelerating its sustainable transition.

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  • French fashion committee boost employment #314

    2022/18/01

    Since 2019, the "Savoir pour Faire" campaign launched by the Comité Stratégique de Filière Mode & Luxe (CSF) aims to promote the industry's professions and connect talents with companies looking to recruit employees, work-study students or interns.

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  • The Question No One Is Asking About the Metaverse #313

    2022/17/01

    Is the metaverse good for the world? Retailers must bake environmental and social awareness into their strategies from the start, argues Doug Stephens.

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  • Pre-ordering, the new trick to sustainable textile production #312

    2022/14/01

    A growing number of companies are jumping on this more sustainable sales system, with immediate economic success.

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  • What If You Could Read a Fashion Label Like a Food Label? #311

    2022/12/01

    Transparency and traceability is all the rage when it comes to clothing, and it is finally reaching the tags on the rack.

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  • Fashion Looks to Forge Closer Ties With Activists #310

    2022/12/01

    Brands are looking to align themselves with more activists and socially or environmentally minded content creators in a bid to stay relevant in the current climate.

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  • Bangladesh plans textile chemical guidelines #309

    2022/11/01

    Bangladesh is to introduce national guidelines on the use of chemicals in the textile and garments industry in a bid to better protect workers and the environment.

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  • New York Could Make History With a Fashion Sustainability Act #308

    2022/10/01

    The state would be the first to pass legislation setting broad sustainability regulations for the industry.

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  • Companies race to stem flood of microplastic fibres into the oceans #307

    2022/10/01

    New products range from washing machine filters and balls to fabrics made from kelp and orange peel. From filters to bags to balls, the number of products aimed at stopping the torrent of microplastic fibres being flushed out of washing machines and into rivers and oceans is increasing rapidly.

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  • How the Metaverse Advances Circular Fashion and Considerations Therein #306

    2022/07/01

    There's a $5 trillion circular fashion play (including the metaverse). Experts weigh in on their list of considerations to unlocking it.

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  • Was 2021 the year we moved away from fast fashion? #305

    2022/06/01

    As the year comes to a close, Olivia Petter reflects on progressions – and shortcomings – within the sustainable fashion sector

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  • The challenge of know-how transmission for fashion brands #304

    2022/05/01

    Aware of the harm caused by relocation, some companies have chosen to revive the French textile industry by perpetuating know-how. Meetings and explanations with the brands Le Slip Français, Broussaud, 1083 and B. Solfin.

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  • What fashion got right in 2021 #303

    2022/04/01

    From huge wins for garment workers to forays into wild new sustainable materials, here's how the industry made progress in another extraordinary year

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  • France banning destruction of clothes #302

    2022/03/01

    Incinerated clothes or furniture, it's over: in France, from January 1st, producers and distributors of non-food products will be forbidden to destroy their unsold goods, a measure that could encourage donations to associations.

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  • Pre-owned luxury: from the internet to department stores #301

    2021/22/12

    The second-hand luxury market is growing: by 2020, it will be worth 28 billion euros worldwide, according to a report by Bain & Company. The multiplication of platforms and the creation of dedicated spaces in stores has accelerated the trend.

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  • Next place dedicated to sustainable fashion in Paris #300

    2021/17/12

    Founded four years ago in Roubaix, under the impetus of the Fashion Green Hub association, Plateau Fertile - a place dedicated to circular and ethical fashion - is coming to Paris.

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  • Microfiber Innovation Challenge's finalists #299

    2021/16/12

    The Microfiber Innovation Challenge seeks upstream solutions to halt microfiber pollution, an increasing threat to human and planetary health. Conservation X Labs will award $650,000 in prizes to innovations that help prevent further microfiber pollution.

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  • Luxury Brands Are Already Making Millions in the Metaverse #298

    2021/14/12

    The likes of Gucci, Balenciaga, and Burberry are spinning up fashion and accessories that you'll never even wear.

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  • How Fashion Can Deliver on COP26 Ambitions #297

    2021/13/12

    Amid mounting evidence of fashion’s dramatically negative climate impact, countries, communities and companies are mobilising around protecting the planet. However, a new era of climate action will be required if fashion is to meet ambitious targets to reverse the damage being done.

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  • Paris, new temple of ethical fashion #296

    2021/13/12

    Known worldwide as the cradle of luxury and haute couture, the French capital now intends to become a model for ecological transition.

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  • Dior, Gucci... with Zepeto, luxury brands now have their metavers #295

    2021/09/12

    The crazy metaverse fever is here to stay. In South Korea, the new giant leader is called Zepeto, and avatars are walking around in Dior or Gucci.

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  • French consumers ask for more education on sustainable fashion #294

    2021/09/12

    Sustainable fashion has a bright future ahead of it... if it communicates. The Haute école de conseil en image and the cabinet Thotaim, specialized in CSR strategy, have studied the consumption trends of the French. They unveil their national survey with results showing many opportunities but also challenges for this sector.

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  • Should Brands Be Responsible For Repairing Our Clothes? #293

    2021/07/12

    Resale and rental have both been on the rise in recent years, as the fashion industry steps up its efforts to become more sustainable. But one aspect that often gets left out of the conversation is the importance of repair, alteration and restoration when it comes to extending the life cycle of products – and preventing them from unnecessarily ending up in landfill.

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  • Press box for "a sustainable, responsible and trusted digital world" #292

    2021/06/12

    In an article published in "Le Monde", the leaders of eleven French digital industry associations identify six issues that the presidential candidates must integrate into their programs in order to build sustainable, reliable and competitive technologies in France and Europe.

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  • Balenciaga planning launch of department dedicated to metaverse #291

    2021/06/12

    Hot on the heels of Italian fashion group OTB announcing the creation of BVX, its company in the metaverse, Kering-owned Balenciaga has revealed similar plans. During a conference, Cédric Charbit, CEO of the Parisian label, announced that the company is creating a department dedicated to the virtual world, in order to explore its marketing and commercial opportunities. 

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  • The Simpsons against fast fashion #290

    2021/06/12

    Balenciaga surprised everyone at the beginning of October by collaborating with the satirical series The Simpsons for a "feel good" video featuring the fall-winter 2022 collection. One month later, the series seems to want to set the record straight, and shows the negative environmental and social consequences of the fashion industry, and of fast fashion in particular.

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  • What’s in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Design Book #289

    2021/06/12

    Design less, design better, design knowing, design values and design together. Those are the rules Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been preaching for the last four years in fashion. Now, the sustainability-bent organization is encapsulating its vision in a book: “Circular Design for Fashion,” launching Dec. 2.

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  • The climate threats facing fashion’s favourite natural fibres #288

    2021/03/12

    Among a host of challenges facing the fashion industry in light of climate change, the sourcing of natural fibres is likely to become more difficult. Diversifying supply chains is only a temporary solution.

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  • State of Fashion 2022: An uneven recovery and new frontiers #287

    2021/02/12

    In 2022, the fashion industry can return to growth as changing category landscapes, new digital frontiers, and advances in sustainability continue to present opportunities.

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  • Resale: Inside the $130 Billion Secondhand Fashion Market #286

    2021/30/11

    Pre-loved fashion is on the rise, as old clothes find new wearers via global technology platforms. What are the rewards and the risks of this resale revolution?

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  • Climate Chance : Global Synthesis Report on Climate Action by Sector #285

    2021/29/11

    Launch of the new edition of the Climate Chance Observatory’s Sector-based Report “Back to the Future. 2021 : The great acceleration of climate action… and emissions”.

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  • Global Fashion Agenda releases Scaling Circularity report #284

    2021/29/11

    Nonprofit organisation, Global Fashion Agenda, has released its Scaling Circularity report in the wake of the COP26 conference.

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  • Google teams up with Textile Exchange #283

    2021/24/11

    Technology giant Google has developed a new digital platform to shed light on the environmental impacts of sourcing various textile fibre types and is expected to license the system to industry non-profit Textile Exchange next year. 

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  • The new challenges of vintage stores #282

    2021/23/11

    In vogue, the vintage market is worthing more than 1.16 billion euros in France (Kantar figures). From historical stores to new addresses, vintage clothing is growing in every neighbourhood, forcing players to adapt, segment their offer and protect their supplies.

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  • How the New Wave of Fast Fashion Brands Really Work #281

    2021/22/11

    Edikted is less than a year old but it’s all over TikTok and already topping search rankings among Gen-Z consumers. The brand’s founder explains his formula.

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  • The Resilience Project organizes an event dedicated to the social and solidarity economy in Paris #280

    2021/19/11

    The Résilience project, born during the Covid crisis, organizes its first festive and educational event at the Galerie Joseph, located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, from November 30 to December 2, with the aim of discovering the different ways in which the social and solidarity economy has initiated the relocation of the textile industry in France.

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  • Unlocking the trillion-dollar fashion decarbonisation opportunity #279

    2021/18/11

    A new report, co-authored by Fashion for Good and Apparel Impact Institute and sponsored by HSBC, for the first time charts a trajectory for the industry to meet the net-zero ambition, mapping the integral levers across existing solutions, such as renewable energy, and innovative solutions, such as next generation materials.

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  • Making packaging less polluting, a challenge for e-commerce #278

    2021/17/11

    They are piling up in our trash cans, overflowing on the sidewalks: with the boom of e-commerce, packaging is an increasingly visible pollution, against which distributors promise to react.

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  • An A-Z Guide to the Next-Gen Materials Taking a Step Forward for Sustainability #277

    2021/16/11

    WWD's A-Z catalogue of some of the latest next-gen materials on the market that are prioritizing sustainability.

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  • Dutch consumer watchdog probes clothing industry green washing #276

    2021/15/11

    Six popular clothing brands may be making spurious sustainability claims, an investigation by Dutch consumer and markets authority ACM has found.

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  • Fashion Industry Steps Up Climate Ambition with Renewed Charter #275

    2021/12/11

    The fashion industry is raising its collective ambition with updated science-based emission reduction targets under the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

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  • Atacama Desert's landfill : the issue of fashion waste #274

    2021/10/11

    Rain boots in the middle of the Atacama desert: in the north of Chile, the wild dumps of used clothes and shoes are growing to the extent of the frenetic production of low-cost fashion.

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  • Fast fashion: Zero Waste France published its handbook #273

    2021/09/11

    On Monday, November 8, 2021, NGO Zero Waste published a document to launch the first part of its campaign against fast fashion. In parallel to these recommendations, the association encourages citizens to report greenwashing operations, preparing the second part of its campaign, focused on advocacy.

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  • Fashion organisations unite with a COP26 call to arms #272

    2021/05/11

    Think tanks and sustainability advocates petition world leaders to recognise the industry’s role in resolving the climate crisis

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  • Fashion’s new biodiversity benchmark #271

    2021/04/11

    A new report applauds fashion’s belated but accelerating progress on recognising the need for dedicated biodiversity efforts. But there’s more work ahead.

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  • France : Proposed legislation to reduce digital carbon footprint #270

    2021/03/11

    It is a "blind spot in public policy" that this text intends to address. The proposed law to "reduce the environmental footprint of digital technology in France" returns to the Senate, where it will be examined on second reading on Tuesday.

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  • Fashion’s Sustainability Leaders Demand Government Support, Legislation at COP26 #269

    2021/03/11

    As the United Nations Climate Change Conference kickstarts today in Glasgow, there’s worldwide momentum building around the sustainability conversation.

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  • Comment rendre le marketing de la mode plus responsable ? #268

    2021/29/10

    Les marques et les sociétés de production testent de nouveaux outils destinés à réduire l'impact environnemental des défilés, des shootings et de leurs autres activités de marketing.

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  • You thought the pandemic killed fast fashion? Not even close #267

    2021/27/10

    Chinese fast fashion companies have sprung up, copying the models of brands like H&M and Zara—and growing even faster.

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  • 26 fashion companies receive aid for digital and sustainable development #266

    2021/27/10

    The French Ministry of Culture, supported by a jury of professionals (federations and experts) has rendered its verdict for the award of "aid for digital and sustainable development of fashion". A call for projects initiated four years ago, which selected in 2021 no less than 26 brands and companies in the sector among 135 applications submitted. The winners will share an envelope of 500,000 euros, with a ceiling set at 20,000 for each beneficiary.

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  • In the North of France, the Made in France textile industry is booming but lacking workers #265

    2021/25/10

    From trendy designers to fashion giants, projects to produce clothing in the north of France are multiplying, driven by the upheaval of the health crisis. But this old textile land is struggling to find workers.

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  • Throwback Biarritz Good Fashion #264

    2021/22/10

    Replay of BIARRITZ GOOD FASHION 2021 event held on October 14th (in French).

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  • The IFM organizes the new edition of its seminar "Fashion Reboot" #263

    2021/21/10

    Rethinking fashion: this is the major theme that the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) will address during the next edition of its "Fashion Reboot". This annual meeting for textile, fashion and luxury professionals will take place on November 18 at the IFM's new campus, located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

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  • Why Fast Fashion Still Has Gen-Z’s Heart? #262

    2021/20/10

    The generation credited with leading the charge on climate activism and social justice is also propelling the growth of fast-fashion behemoths like Shein and Boohoo.

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  • World leaders gear up to tackle biodiversity loss. Fashion should pay attention #261

    2021/19/10

    Fashion’s impact on the natural world is massive, but for years few brands were factoring that into sustainability plans. Now, biodiversity, the focus of a UN conference taking place this month, is gaining attention.

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  • "1% For Animals", a new label to protect species #260

    2021/18/10

    To guide consumers and help them make informed choices, the YouCare association is launching "1% For Animals". This label also aims to finance projects to strengthen animal protection and the fight against deforestation, thanks to the participation of companies committed to animal welfare and the preservation of biodiversity.

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  • The Fabrique Nomade wants to create integration workshop to train 20 dressmakers per year #259

    2021/15/10

    New major step for the Fabrique Nomade. On October 14, the structure promotes its work of insertion with refugees and migrants' artisans through an event around the collaboration with Agnès B. and the Slip Français.

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  • Leather Working Group and WWF to collaborate #258

    2021/15/10

    The Leather Working Group (LWG) trade body has linked up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in a bid to drive environmental and social change in the leather supply chain.

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  • Biarritz Good Fashion's event #257

    2021/15/10

    Initiated by the Bali's Chair, the textile meeting of the "Basque Country", Biarritz Good Fashion will be held on October 14 at Estia (École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées), in association with Paris Good Fashion.

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  • ILO adopts code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries #256

    2021/12/10

    More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.

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  • Purchased and worn, virtual fashion is booming #255

    2021/08/10

    One day, digital fashion pioneers predict, everyone will be able to choose clothes in impossible colors or designs by walking through huge virtual warehouses, put them on instantly, throw them away and start over.

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  • Fashion Is Overselling Circularity And Recycling—But There Is Hope #254

    2021/07/10

    Since August’s IPCC climate report declared a ‘code red’ for humanity it’s becoming more difficult to write about sustainable fashion. Who wants to read about a recycled plastic sneaker when science is bellowing “decarbonise—NOW!”

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  • What’s Next for the Fashion System? #253

    2021/05/10

    The radical overhaul proposed by independent designers last year never gained traction, but the pandemic has been a catalyst for individual brands to shift the way they market and deliver collections.

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  • Fashion Matters : Initiatives Reshaping the Industry #252

    2021/05/10

    As part of Paris Fashion Week, journalist Pierre M'Pele (@pam_boy) interviews the co-founder of Paris Good Fashion, Isabelle Lefort, Alexandre Capelli - deputy director for the environment at LVMH - and Romain Brabo - co-founder of Nona Source - on the initiatives carried out to build the fashion industry of tomorrow.

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  • Textile waste: the French are mobilized but not sufficiently informed #251

    2021/04/10

    The French eco-organization financed by brands and importers to manage the end of life of textile products, ReFashion, launches from October 8 to 17 its campaign #RRR ("Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Reduce). On this occasion, an OpinionWay study looks at the relationship between the French and their used textiles, as well as the obstacles to circular behavior.

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  • CNMI launches sustainable partnership with Ethical Fashion Initiative #250

    2021/30/09

    The Italian fashion organisation, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) is teaming up with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) to launch a joint environmental, social, and corporate governance due diligence and corporate sustainability reporting framework for the fashion industry.

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  • FHCM launches Paris Fashion Week and an ecodesign tool that will assess its impact #249

    2021/30/09

    Paris Fashion Week was officially launched on Tuesday with a press conference (physical and digital) organized at the Palais de Tokyo by the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) to illustrate its program of initiatives to emerging brands, Sphere. But above all, it was an opportunity for Executive President Pascal Morand to talk about the many parallel projects set up by the federation. In particular, the launch of an ecodesign tool to measure the impact of Fashion Week. "A world first," as Pascal Morand described it.

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  • How e-commerce brands can scale logistics sustainably #248

    2021/27/09

    Brands are increasingly looking to reduce the environmental impact of trading online — investing in tech now could mean lower costs in the future.

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  • New Report Maps Out Blueprint for Circular Fashion Economy in U.K. #247

    2021/23/09

    The British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion on Wednesday presented a blueprint to achieve a circular fashion economy in the U.K., the Circular Fashion Ecosystem Report.

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  • Sustainable fashion seduces but does not (yet) make its way into the French dressing #246

    2021/22/09

    The health crisis has accelerated consumer awareness of the environmental impact of the fashion industry, but does this really influence their daily purchases? A new study reveals that sustainable fashion is gradually gaining ground in France without becoming the norm, particularly because price is the main obstacle to more responsible consumption.

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  • Sustainability must start with universities if the fashion industry is to change #245

    2021/21/09

    With six weeks to go until COP26, the delayed 2020 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, many people are considering how their personal and professional behaviour can help tackle the climate crisis. This includes rethinking the extent to which we are defined by our consumption or our citizenship.

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  • Got Rental? Rent the Runway’s LCA Study Touts 1.3M Clothes Saved From Landfill #244

    2021/20/09

    Renting clothes has a significant edge over buying new, according to a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind study by Rent the Runway. Undertaking the life cycle assessment study last year to understand the impact of its rental business, the study follows the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of renting versus buying new across 12 clothing categories (or about 85 percent of RTR’s total inventory).

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  • French wool : From sweaters to mattresses #243

    2021/17/09

    In a world where the ecological footprint has become important, several companies have decided to integrate "made in France" wool in their products. It's not about the scratchy artisanal sweater but about trendy brands.

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  • France releases funds to find new recycling solutions #242

    2021/16/09

    The French Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili announced on Monday an envelope of 370 million euros to support recycling and its R&D. The aim is to find solutions for waste that is not very or not recyclable. Today, only 21% of plastics are treated.

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  • Galeries Lafayette Unveils Circular Fashion Space #241

    2021/15/09

    The (Re)Store space is part of an ambitious revamp that includes a 43,000-square-foot shoe department and a wealth of new services.

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  • Sustainable fashion meets for a festival in Pantin in October #240

    2021/14/09

    If the first edition was almost cancelled in September 2020 because of the pandemic, the second will make the news.

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  • European Union Lays Out New Textile Strategy #239

    2021/13/09

    To date, governments have mostly left individual corporations to deal with fashion’s environmental impact. But the European Union wants to step in and start proposing legislation that will help the industry control its waste issues better.

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  • A french manufacturing group is preparing its responsible label #238

    2021/10/09

    To illustrate the commitment of French manufacturers to social and environmental responsibility, the GFF (Groupement de la fabrication française) is preparing a dedicated label for early 2022, called "Les Ateliers Engagés" and developed in the wake of ISO 26000 certification.

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  • What It Takes to Become a B Corp #237

    2021/09/09

    Vestiaire Collective is the latest in a growing roster of fashion companies that have spent months teasing out company policies and practices to qualify for the highly regarded sustainability certification. How can others do the same?

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  • Textile and apparel industry alliance moves closer to release of an international microfibre shedding standard #236

    2021/08/09

    A sector alliance that was formed to tackle issues relating to microplastics has completed the next phase of its project to develop a harmonised industry standard for the supply chain. The Cross Industry Agreement (CIA) has revealed the results of a fibre fragmentation trial that has been carried out in advance of establishing a CEN Standard (from the European Committee for Standardization).

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  • Made in France: Façon de Faire launches its platform for connecting brands and manufacturers #235

    2021/07/09

    The non-profit organisation "Savoir Faire Ensemble", recently renamed "Façon de Faire", will unveil at the Made in France trade fair its platform for bringing together brands and manufacturers of Made in France products and materials.

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  • Is digital fashion really the industry’s eco-friendly saviour? #234

    2021/06/09

    It’s been celebrated as a pathway to sustainability, but digital fashion doesn’t come without its own set of challenges

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  • France approves new climate law #233

    2021/31/08

    The French law drawn from the work of the Citizen’s Climate Convention will sustainably anchor ecology in our contemporary society. This text has already paved the way for a new type of law-making, based on a more participatory democracy. It will also enable us to transform our society and our growth model.

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  • Retail Weather Realities #232

    2021/30/08

    Merchants are contending with more extreme weather than ever, but can also benefit by keeping an eye on the daily forecast.

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  • The Conscious Festival unveils its program #231

    2021/30/08

    It's a first. In September, The Conscious Festival is coming to France, at La Caserne, the ecological transition gas pedal in Paris.

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  • International brands sign a new accord to protect garment workers in Bangladesh #230

    2021/26/08

    A new agreement intended to protect workers in the Bangladeshi garment industry was unveiled on Wednesday, August 25th, after months of deadlock between international fashion retailers and trade unions, and local factory owners.

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  • Corporate Activism: towards a crisis of confidence? #229

    2021/23/08

    Communicating about brand commitments is good. Keeping your promises is better. What should we learn from the latest RepTrak report on Corporate Activism?

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  • If Consumers Still Don’t Understand What Fast Fashion Is, Can They Help Minimize Its Impact? #228

    2021/12/08

    If consumers are still questioning whether Zara and H&M fall into the fast-fashion category, how far has the industry really come in communicating the serious need for greater sustainability?

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  • How Sustainability Is Changing Fashion PR #227

    2021/12/08

    Growing demand for ethical products is creating new business opportunities — and new responsibilities — for PR professionals.

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  • Greta Thunberg interview on the cover of Vogue Scandinavia #226

    2021/11/08

    Over the last three years Greta Thunberg has become the most recognisable activist in the world, calling upon world leaders to halt the climate crisis. Given our love of nature, we could think of no one more fitting for Issue 1 of Vogue Scandinavia. Here, she talks with our own Tom Pattinson and two Swedish conservationists, the artist duo Alexandrov Klum, who shot Greta for this issue’s cover, about their shared vision of a sustainable future

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  • The Bangladesh Accord is set to expire. Here’s what’s at risk #225

    2021/05/08

    The accord, put in place after the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, could expire despite evidence that it protects worker safety — that’s why brands are pursuing alternatives.

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  • A wave of designers is changing the conversation around cultural appropriation #225

    2021/05/08

    Young and emerging brands are seeking more sustainable ways to work with indigenous artisans to support and promote their craft.

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  • Soon clothes made of CO2? #224

    2021/30/07

    Made from fossil resources, polyester represents 60% of the textiles produced and a third of the industry's emissions. Interview with Benoît Illy, president and co-founder of Fairbrics which develops CO2-based polyester.

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  • Materials: viscose will escape to EU single-use plastics ban #223

    2021/29/07

    Produced from wood pulp, viscose had recently seen its specialists worried about a strict framework of the material in the framework of the European directive "Single Use Plastic", which aims to ban a whole series of single-use products. Viscose will not be classified by the EU as a plastic in the end, to the great satisfaction of the European textile industry.

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  • New ‘Rulebook’ Helps Companies Avoid Greenwashing Claims #222

    2021/27/07

    A new rulebook has just launched to help guide companies when they make sustainability claims. Called the Provenance Framework, it lists the criteria that companies need to fulfill to credibly make an environmental claim. By following the rulebook, firms can avoid greenwashing or misleading consumers.

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  • Circular fashion: volumes collected fell by 20% in France in 2020 #221

    2021/26/07

    Some 205,000 tons of used clothing and fabrics were collected in 2020 on the French territory. A contraction of 20% compared to the previous year, which is explained by the decline in the number of pieces put on the market over the year, falling to 2.4 billion (-18%), according to the eco-organization of the sector ReFashion.

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  • Ellen MacArthur latest report : The Jeans Redesign journey #220

    2021/22/07

    In July 2019, the Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative launched The Jeans Redesign, a project which saw 80 industry experts input on a set of guidelines to create denim jeans aligned with the principles of the circular economy.

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  • Glitter is terrible for the environment. Is a greener version finally here? #219

    2021/19/07

    Glitter is made of tiny plastic particles that damage the environment, and brands are on a quest to make it sustainable—but it’s a tougher job than it might seem.

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  • Environmental score for fashion products #218

    2021/16/07

    Following the example of the Nutri-Score in the food industry, environmental labelling in the textile sector should make it possible to compare two garments by easily visualizing the one that is less harmful to the planet... Explanations.

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  • RECYCLE: a digital platform to connect recycling actors #217

    2021/15/07

    As part of its mission to accelerate the recycling of textiles and footwear, the French eco-organization Refashion innovates with a free networking tool for recycling professionals: from mapping of the various deposits of non-reusable textiles, to the identification of transformation processes and the incorporation of these new materials into new products, Refashion's RECYCLE is a first step towards a secondary raw materials exchange. 

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  • TMC publicly releases microfibre test #216

    2021/15/07

    The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has announced the public release of its test method that determines the level of microfibres shed from fabrics during domestic laundering. First unveiled in 2019, the globally aligned and standard test has thus far accessed more than 250 materials and yarns provided by TMC brand, retail and supplier members, all of which have been logged on the consortium’s Fibre Fragmentation Data Portal.

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  • Is there space in sustainable fashion for synthetic fabrics? #215

    2021/13/07

    A new report criticises fashion’s heavy use of plastic in its clothing, in the form of synthetic fibres. Some brands say they’re unavoidable.

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  • Faced with the environmental emergency, French textile brands ask to be more regulated #214

    2021/12/07

    TRIBUNE - Faced with the environmental emergency, several heads of French textile companies such as Asphalte and Good Fabric are asking to be "more regulated".

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  • Legal answers for retailers converting to second-hand trend #213

    2021/09/07

    Since traditional fashion brands are testing the sale of second-hand clothing one after the other (Gémo, Pimkie, Bocage...), the french initiative "Alliance du Commerce" has decided to publish a guide detailing the legal issues that retailers trying their hand at second-hand must face. Selling second-hand products must meet several legal criteria, sometimes complex, which differ according to the options taken by these distributors.

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  • Wool: Tricolor collective develops structuring projects for the French wool industry #212

    2021/09/07

    Created in 2018 to lay the foundations of a French wool industry, the Tricolor is bringing together brands (Balzac, Saint James, Le Slip Français...), breeders, industrialists and institutions, the organization to initiate a series of structuring projects in 2021 (definition of quality criteria, inventory of environmental impacts, establishment of an investment fund dedicated to the sector...).

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  • Record organic cotton production in 2019/20 according to Textile Exchange #211

    2021/07/07

    Textile Exchange's new Organic Cotton Market 2021 report shows that with the largest volume of organic cotton fiber harvested to date in the world, 2019/20 was a record year.

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  • Brands, research bodies join hands in new EU circular fashion project #210

    2021/06/07

    The European Union’s (EU) System Circularity and Innovative Recycling of Textiles (SCIRT) project held its virtual kick-off meeting from June 9 to 11 to start tackling the issue of clothing waste and recyclability, one of the biggest challenges faced by the fashion industry. With 18 partners from five countries, the project aims to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system through technological innovation in textile-to-textile recycling.

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  • Made in France: the non-profit organization Savoir Faire Ensemble becomes "Façon de Faire" #209

    2021/05/07

    Born in a hurry to unite French weavers and manufacturers around the production of masks for caregivers, the collective Savoir Faire Ensemble is now renamed Façon de Faire.

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  • Values, design, price... Young sustainable fashion brands' challenges #208

    2021/02/07

    Sustainability is trendy. A plethora of brands have appeared in the last 24 months, each one more responsible than the other. But behind these ambitions, there are still many obstacles. Survey.

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  • Will second-hand platforms kill fashion brands? #207

    2021/02/07

    The market created from second-hand sales platforms tends to become a norm and induces a lasting dilution of brands' power. As a facilitator of interchangeability between products, these platforms impoverishes the function of brands within market mediation. Sellers and buyers agree and exchange products through platform, and thus become the guarantors of market mediation, to the detriment of brands. The purpose of the "Vinted" case study is not so much to analyze the platform's economic model, but to imagine how it will have a lasting impact on the relationship between consumers and fashion brands.

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  • European Linen has a bright global future #206

    2021/01/07

    The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp - CELC has revealed the exciting results of its Flax Barometer 2021. Conducted with the help of the l'Observatoire économique de l'Institut Français de la Mode, this survey measures the attractiveness of the fiber and the general public's purchasing intentions in the coming months.

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  • Grand Prix Photography & Sustainability 2021 #205

    2021/29/06

    Paris Good Fashion x Eyes on Talents are rewarding photographers and their creativity to raise awareness on society’s habits related to fashion consumption, a topic that concerns all of us.

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  • ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero second Impact Report is live #204

    2021/28/06

    The ZDHC Foundation's mission is to enable brands and retailers in the textile, apparel and footwear industries to implement best practices in sustainable chemical management throughout the value chain, with a focus on zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, through collaborative engagement and standard setting.

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  • Consortium plans PHA fibres for fashion #203

    2021/24/06

    Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good is launching the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, bringing together a powerful consortium to accelerate the development of polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres – a promising biosynthetic alternative to fossil based fibres with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the fashion supply chain.

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  • Rubber shoes are trending. Sustainability experts have doubts #202

    2021/23/06

    The new footwear category is riding the gorpcore wave and enjoying swift sell-throughs at luxury retailers, but it also comes with a questionable sustainability component.

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  • Pandemic Has Increased Risk of Forced Labour in Garment Industry, Study Finds #201

    2021/22/06

    Instances of wage theft, reduced hours and pay and employment rights violations have increased over the course of the pandemic, according to a study conducted by the University of Sheffield and the Worker Rights Consortium, pointing to reduced demand from brands and cancelled orders as two driving factors.

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  • Fashion for Good launches the Renewable Carbon Textiles Project #200

    2021/17/06

    Sustainable fashion initiative Fashion for Good has launched a project to accelerate the development of Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHA polymer fibres, a biosynthetic alternative to fossil-based fibres.

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  • Textile Valley: French northern textile actors under a common banner #199

    2021/16/06

    Monday 14 June, Textile Valley has been officially launched at the Piscine de Roubaix museum. This organisation is intended to designate all the buyers in the textile sector in the Hauts-de-France region. Under the impetus of the Union des Industries Textiles & Habillement Nord, its objective is to amplify and accelerate the reindustrialization that the territory is experiencing.

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  • French knitters mutualize their needs and resources #198

    2021/15/06

    The union makes the force. A "club of knitters" will be created, bringing together all actors in this sector through their regional textile federations. All headed by the Federation of the Knitwear, Lingerie and Swimwear.

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  • Spinnova wins 2021 ANDAM Innovation Award #197

    2021/14/06

    Finnish start-up Spinnova has been named the 2021 ANDAM Innovation Award winner for developing 100 percent sustainable textile fibre directly out of FSC-certified wood and waste streams without dissolving or other harmful chemical processes.

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  • When ‘new’ can also mean preloved #196

    2021/11/06

    Etsy’s deal with Depop points to the rise of the second-hand economy

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  • FHCM launches eco-design tools for its members #195

    2021/10/06

    The commitment had been made in September 2019. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) had decided to make available to its members and to the brands listed in the Official Calendar of Paris Fashion Week and the Haute Couture weeks, two eco-design tools.

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  • Sugar cane : an alternative material for sneakers and clothes #194

    2021/08/06

    Could the arrival of a new natural material put an end to the use of plastic in our shoes? As fashion brands seek to reinvent themselves to reduce their impact on the planet, they are gradually turning to sugar cane as a sustainable alternative to polluting materials.

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  • The Challenges of Labelling Sustainability #193

    2021/07/06

    The launch of Higg’s consumer-facing product profiles is a step towards a more transparent, unified framework for talking about the impact of our clothes. But longstanding criticism of the initiative behind this programme points at wider tensions in the industry.

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  • Gen Z consumer inspired by sustainability and self-expression #192

    2021/04/06

    Gen Z’s shopping behaviours are “strongly influenced” by brands commitments to social and environmental sustainability, according to a new report from marketplace Depop and consultancy firm Bain and Company.

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  • The big global greenwashing crackdown #191

    2021/31/05

    As sustainability claims become increasingly prominent, regulators are scrambling to tighten guidance and clamp down on breaches. What does this mean for fashion?

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  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Higg: new program for sharing environmental and social impact data #190

    2021/28/05

    SAC and Higg launched the first phase of a new transparency program, which allows brands, retailers, and manufacturers to communicate the environmental impact of their products.

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  • From "Recycled" to "Green" consumers are being influenced by marketers' sustainability buzzwords #189

    2021/26/05

    Sustainability, alone, does not determine consumer purchasing behavior, but “it is of growing importance,” a new joint report revealed, finding that 94 percent of consumers say a more sustainable lifestyle is important to them and with 47 percent saying that they would pay more for “sustainable” products.

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  • Hemp : textile fiber with great potential for fashion #188

    2021/25/05

    Local, biobased or upcycled materials are now essential for the fashion industry, which is trying to reinvent itself in order to reduce its impact on the environment. Like linen, hemp is one of the fibers that could well take over our wardrobes in the months and years to come. 

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  • Blockchain-Driven Sustainability Platform Unveiled by U.N. Agency #187

    2021/21/05

    The U.N. Economic Commission of Europe has launched a platform that provides traceability and transparency solutions for tracking any garment or item of footwear.

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  • The global eco-wakening: how consumers are driving sustainability #186

    2021/20/05

    Momentum has been building for some time around brand purpose – a reason to exist beyond making money. Now, given the latest research published today, we know that it’s no longer acceptable or smart to ignore sustainability in business. It should be of considerable interest to the business community then that a key finding in a new global report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in online searches for sustainable goods globally over the past five years.

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  • Plastics: AI for sorting and recycling #185

    2021/18/05

    The growing quantity of plastic packaging to be recycled, linked to the extension of household waste collection, requires the reinforcement of innovative sorting systems, such as the use of artificial intelligence. A challenge that has repercussions for the fashion industry.

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  • How Brands Can Be Effective Advocates #184

    2021/17/05

    Championing values has become one of fashion’s favourite marketing tools. But as brands get more political, they also have an opportunity to drive real impact.

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  • Price of single-use plastic bags in England to double to 10p #183

    2021/14/05

    In England, the government is to double the charge for single-use plastic carrier bags in England from 5p to 10p and end the exemption for smaller shops from April 2021, as it steps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution.

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  • Augmented realty, future of e-commerce ? #182

    2021/11/05

    The acceleration of retail digitalization has been undoubtedly reinforced by the health crisis, which has forced companies to revolutionize their retail experiences. But e-commercehas its inconveniences: higher return rates, ephemeral consumer engagement and standardized solutions.

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  • Should Brands Be Driving Resale? #181

    2021/07/05

    Scalefast’s Dan Wallace-Brewster discusses the growing appetite for resale and how brands can take ownership of the consumer journey.

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  • Facing fashion’s overproduction issue: Solutions, new models and alternatives #180

    2021/05/05

    Rachel Cernansky uncovers the businesses, brands and technology offering real solutions for the fashion industry as it faces the climate emergency.

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  • Camera della Moda’s Guidelines on Chemical Use Come Full Circle #179

    2021/04/05

    The Italian fashion chamber has issued its most comprehensive guidelines on the use of chemicals yet.

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  • University academics to unveil circular toolkit #178

    2021/30/04

    Academics at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have developed a new circularity toolkit in a bid to support the fashion and textile industries’ sustainability push.

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  • The Fabricant designs gender-fluid digital clothes informed by the Renaissance #177

    2021/29/04

    Digital-fashion house The Fabricant has collaborated with RTFKT to create the gender-fluid RenaiXance collection of digital garments, which were minted as NFTs.

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  • "Acting together for a more responsible fashion", the webinar to attend this week #176

    2021/28/04

    Among the events to follow on the side of responsible fashion, appointment taken this week with the webinar "Acting all together for a more responsible fashion", organized Thursday, April 29 at 10am.

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  • Fashion is chasing carbon neutrality. Carbon positive is better #175

    2021/27/04

    Brands including Reformation and Allbirds are working with the nonprofit Climate Neutral to track their carbon footprint. It’s a good first step, environmental advocates say. But climate positivity should be the goal.

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  • Revenge Shopping vs Sustainability: Fashion Can’t Have Both #174

    2021/26/04

    This week, the dissonance between Earth Day marketing and a Roaring 2020s-style resurgence in consumption made clear that fashion’s sustainability pledges and its growth ambitions are on a collision course.

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  • The path to scaling reusable packaging in e-commerce #173

    2021/23/04

    The growth of e-commerce in the fashion industry, already the largest e-commerce market segment, is accelerating, spurred on by the closure of brick-and-mortar stores due to the pandemic. As such, the demand for single-use packaging, and waste generation, is increasing. However, reusable options, which aim to transform packaging from single-use to multi-use assets, are being implemented as a sustainable alternative.

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  • Can China Handle Its 20 Million Tonnes of Textile Waste? #172

    2021/22/04

    China is the world’s largest consumer of fashion and a major production hub. How it tackles its mountain of annual waste will impact global brands’ ability to embrace a more circular supply chain.

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  • Can vegetable dyeing green fashion? #171

    2021/21/04

    With 56 million tons of clothing sold in 2020 and 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year, fast fashion has imposed a hellish pace. All stages of fashion are affected, from manufacturing to distribution, including the manufacturing process of synthetic dyes. Of petrochemical origin, these poison the workers who handle them and are the cause of numerous pollutions.

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  • French Trade Alliance releases a guide to help brands to "decarbonize" #170

    2021/20/04

    After launching a guide on responsible fashion in 2019 focusing on the life cycle of the garment, the l'Alliance du commerce is focusing this year on reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced by the clothing sector (transport, logistics, points of sale...).

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  • Post-carbon fashion: what if we wore living clothes? #169

    2021/19/04

    Clothes able to photosynthesize, natural pigments from micro-organisms... Halfway between fashion and microbiology, fast fashion can go to hell.

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  • What the Viral Spread of Mushrooms Means for Fashion’s Sustainable Future #168

    2021/16/04

    By now, you’ve probably been overexposed to headlines with declarations about how “the future of fashion is fungi.” While mushrooms have been an important part of the natural world for millennia, this newfound adoration in popular culture is merely a resurgence of collective appreciation that originally sprouted back in the late ‘60s.

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  • New European campaign targets fast fashion #167

    2021/14/04

    The European Commission is set to launch a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry. The ‘Beyond Your Clothes’ campaign - part of the European Union-funded 'SMART Textile & Garments' project - will be launched on Monday 12th April. It aims to raise awareness of the environmental impact of growing clothes consumption which it says has increased by 60 per cent in the last 15 years.

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  • Investor group to push ESG data providers on labour rights while unions warn over changes to safeguards in fashion industry #166

    2021/13/04

    Modern slavery disclosure is weak, says Find It, Fix It, Prevent It

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  • Textile companies : how to face up raw materials and freight prices soaring #165

    2021/13/04

    The shortage of raw materials is generating supply disruptions and delivery delays, as well as a rise in prices increased by an unprecedented disruption of freight. These supply fluctuations impact the entire upstream textile industry (spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, laminating), which in turn affects the entire supply chain.

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  • Brands Rally Behind New Initiative That Gives Students Deadstock Fabric #164

    2021/12/04

    The unused fabrics from leading U.K. fashion houses will be put to good use thanks to a new initiative by the British Fashion Council (BFC).

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  • Plastic pollution: for the French Academy of Sciences, the need for a breakthrough approach #163

    2021/09/04

    In a report published at the end of March 2021, the French Academy of Sciences takes stock of the role of plastics in the world and the extent of the pollution they cause. In view of the worrying findings, it presents a series of recommendations, first of all setting out the conditions for the rational use and production of these polymers, which have become essential in many fields.

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  • Is the future of fashion in the grandparents' closet? #162

    2021/07/04

    Let's start at the beginning: to answer the question of what we will wear tomorrow, the right question to ask is not "what?" but "how much? "and the answer can only be "less". In just a couple of decades, we have gone into a bulimia of buying clothes.

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  • Environment: small fashion business fear inflation of labels #161

    2021/06/04

    Europe is working on new criteria for sustainable fashion. But the complexity of these criteria makes us fear that independent brands will be excluded from them, while initiatives are flourishing.

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  • French fashion federations launch a financial aid for brand's ecological transition #160

    2021/01/04

    Four french fashion industry federations have set up a collegial support program to accelerate the CSR projects of French brands. Financed by DEFI (a support organization for fashion and clothing companies), PARSE, a plan to boost corporate social responsibility, was launched by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin, the Fédération des Industries du Vêtement Masculin and Promincor - Lingerie Française.

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  • Environmental labelling: french deputies approve the "carbon score" #159

    2021/01/04

    French deputies have validated Tuesday, March 9 in committee the implementation of an environmental labeling on products, a "carbon score".

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  • Why ‘Durable Goods’ Are Crucial for Fashion Resale #158

    2021/30/03

    The pandemic has been a lot of things. But to the fashion resale market, it’s been a windfall. There’s nothing like being stuck in the house for a year to prompt many Americans to realize they have a lot of clothes. And for consumers who saw their incomes shrink, it only makes sense to sell some items. This has led to a significant increase in sales for second-hand sites.

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  • Vintage: "For the working classes, the second hand does not make dream." #157

    2021/29/03

    Associated with a conscious, virtuous and ecological mode of consumption, the boom in second-hand clothing seems to illustrate one of the positive aspects of the times. But it remains a lever of social differentiation that does not correspond to the aspirations of the poorest.

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  • Shopping online? Beware of the digital carbon footprint #156

    2021/24/03

    Fashion’s shift to digital is not as sustainable as we may have been led to believe. The more time we spend online, the greater the need for electricity, which has seen internet usage increase 40 percent worldwide in 2020. A study by Yale university shows a surge in digital activity – from online shopping to following a fitness class to meeting on Zoom - has hidden environmental costs, with 42.6 million megawatt hours of additional electricity to account for.

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  • Textile care: growing of sustainable practices #155

    2021/22/03

    In its fourth barometer, the French Committee for Textile Care Labeling (Cofreet) notes a growing desire among textile-clothing consumers to be careful with care, while environmental criteria are gaining in importance at the time of purchase itself.

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  • Plus sizes: clothing rental convinces high-end fashion to get on board #154

    2021/19/03

    Today, being a size 48 and finding high-end, eco-friendly and trendy clothes is mission impossible. And it may be the clothing rental services that will shake up the industry.

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  • Reliably measuring microplastics released during laundry #153

    2021/16/03

    The first test method that can reliably measure the amount of small plastic particles released from textiles during domestic laundering has been developed by scientists.

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  • Duty of care: European Parliament calls for tighter supervision of companies #152

    2021/15/03

    On March 10, a strong majority of European parliamentarians voted in favor of a draft initiative on the duty of care, laying the foundations for increased control of companies and their subsidiaries. While it is now up to the European Commission to put this text into practice, the vote was welcomed by many European and international NGOs.

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  • The Colbert Committee praises the French luxury industry and its jobs #151

    2021/10/03

    The Colbert Committee, which gathers the major French names in luxury, is launching this Wednesday for the first time an advertising campaign to defend the territorial roots of luxury, its French know-how and thousands of jobs provide.

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  • Uyghurs : One year after, what about textile brands' commitments? #150

    2021/09/03

    One year after the release of the ASPI report accusing 82 multinationals of participating in the exploitation of the Uyghur people, Clear Fashion takes stock of the commitments of textile brands. After having made available an open access document summarizing all the brands' responses to the scandal, the application that allows consumers to discover what is behind the clothes analyzes the commitments of the brands involved.

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  • Survey confirms widening skills gap in textile dyeing #149

    2021/08/03

    77% of textile coloration professionals believe there is a widening skills gap in the dyeing industry, with 53% of agreeing this is now at crisis point, says SDC survey.

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  • How material innovation can change the fashion industry #148

    2021/05/03

    The fashion industry is aware of the problems caused by some of the most commonly used fabrics and fibers - particularly those derived from animals. Groups such as PETA and the Humane Society of the United States have campaigned against animal-based materials for decades, promoting several brands and retailers to boycott harmful fabrics such as fur and exotic skins. However the ecological issues relating to animal-based materials are not restricted to those used in luxury fashion.

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  • "The French textile industry is one of the cleanest in the world" #147

    2021/04/03

    Interview with Paul de Montclos, President of the Vosges Terre Textile label and pioneer of the Fédération France Terre Textile, which now has a hundred of approved companies. "Alsace Terre Textile", "Nord Terre Textile", the various regional labels certify short circuit or all French productions: with strict specifications, it is the most demanding in the textile sector.

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  • Dover Street Market to Mix Culture, Community and Commerce in Paris #146

    2021/04/03

    The retail and brand development company has leased a 17th-century mansion for a slew of projects.

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  • On demand manufacturing a solution for more responsible fashion #145

    2021/03/03

    A new generation of brands provides on-demand manufacturing with a focus on sustainability and digital tools.

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  • GOTS certifications up by a third in 2020 #144

    2021/02/03

    The number of textiles facilities certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organisation grew by 34 per cent globally last year, to a new high of 10,388.

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  • Future fashion cities: Paris to overtake New York? #143

    2021/01/03

    Paris will replace New York as the world’s leading fashion city by 2025, according to an exclusive Vogue Business commissioned ranking by IFDAQ. Besides the big four fashion capitals, Shanghai and Moscow are cities to watch.

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  • Linen, the spearhead of an ecological French textile industry #142

    2021/25/02

    France is the world's leading producer of linen. However, due to a lack of spinning mills, it has to send 90% of its production to China and India for processing. Several players want to move up a chain in France, starting with "Linportant", which has just created a range of French organic linen T-shirts. From the boom in second-hand clothing to the boom in ethical fashion applications, Novethic is weaving the fabric of more sustainable fashion.

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  • BFM Paris Business: Paris Good Fashion for a sustainable fashion #141

    2021/25/02

    Find out Paris Good Fashion's interview on BFM Paris Business

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  • Tomra and Stadler deliver the world's first fully automated textile sorting plant in Malmö, Sweden #140

    2021/24/02

    TOMRA and STADLER delivered the fully automated sorting plant for Sysav Industri AB, which sorts pre- and post-consumer mixed textile waste in southern Skåne, in Sweden. Four of TOMRA’s AUTOSORT® units are an integral part of the plant built and designed by STADLER. The plant is part of the Swedish Innovation Platform for Textile Sorting (SIPTex) government-funded project, which aims to develop a sorting solution tailored to the needs of textile recyclers and the garment industry.

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  • The National Leather Council publishes its CSR white paper for 2021 #139

    2021/23/02

    A more ethical and responsible sector focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), this is the commitment made by the Filière Française du Cuir at its first digital press conference in 2021.

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  • How to create positive impact with natural materials #138

    2021/20/02

    Sustainability experts are calling on the fashion industry to go beyond harm mitigation and create positive impact. This is what brands need to know.

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  • Sourcing: the coronavirus crisis will durably change distributors' strategies #137

    2021/19/02

    Limiting risks was the leitmotiv of French distributors before the crisis, and it has become even more important since then. This involves more medium-term supplies (between 6 and one month before the start of the season), less dependence on Asia and a strengthening of local and proximity sourcing. Here are the main findings of the IFM (Institut Français de la Mode) Observatory study carried out in December 2020 among a hundred or so international distributors, and presented during the Première Vision "digital talks".

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  • Playbook calls for collaboration on circularity #136

    2021/18/02

    Entitled 'Driving for Circularity: Collaborating for Industry Impact', the new report launched by the open platform for techsyle innovation The Mills Fabrica, explores the drivers and barriers behind circularity, as well as suggesting blueprints for industry pilots and collaborations.

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  • Tackling the Unsustainable Rate of Returns #135

    2021/17/02

    As our online shopping habits continue to grow, how can we as consumers trust that return items aren’t adding to fashion’s waste problem?

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  • A new publication aims to share ‘recipes’ for leading the best sustainable fashion life #134

    2021/16/02

    A new publication called the Open Source Fashion Cookbook aims to share ‘recipes’ and tips for leading the best sustainable fashion life.

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  • TikTok is shaping how Gen Z sees ‘sustainable’ fashion #133

    2021/15/02

    The app’s super-short clips are driving a trend for ‘thrift flipping’ — upcycling secondhand clothes into something new

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  • Public consultation on sustainable fashion presents its results #132

    2021/12/02

    The public consultation on sustainable fashion presents its results. More than 100,000 French people submitted their ideas on second-hand, relocation or the end of "polybags", the plastics that protect more than 4 billion fashion items. So many ideas to regenerate a sector that has lived a black year in 2020.

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  • Paris Good Fashion Association Plans to Help Beef Up Clothes Recycling Points #131

    2021/12/02

    A group of fashion industry actors in France have drawn up local measures following a citizen consultation.

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  • Leading fashion players implement circulat systems in Bangladesh #130

    2021/11/02

    Over 30 renowned fashion brands, manufactures and recyclers are collaborating in a new initiative to capture and reuse textile waste in Bangladesh.

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  • Slow Factory And Adidas Expand Free Open Edu Program For 2021 Spring Semester #129

    2021/10/02

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  • For Brands, Is Resale Actually Worth It? #128

    2021/10/02

    The secondhand market is booming, and a growing number of labels are piling in. But selling pre-worn trousers and handbags online — and turning a profit — is challenging.

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  • What Does ‘The Circular Economy Action Agenda for Textiles’ Mean for the Fashion Industry #127

    2021/10/02

    Outlining some of the biggest hurdles facing the fashion industry, PACE’s latest report offers a practical agenda for implementing a more circular system. Charlotte Turner, Eco-Age’s head of sustainable fashion and textiles, offers her insight into the report.

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  • Why the tote bag is not green #126

    2021/07/02

    Popular for their practicality, designated as good substitutes for plastic bags, tote bags are "trendy" accessories, and that may well be the problem. Their environmental impact, which is often little known, should encourage people to consume them sparingly.

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  • European Commission launches commitment to green consumption #125

    2021/07/02

    The European Commission recently launched the Green Pledge Engagement, the first initiative under the new Consumer Programme and part of the European Climate Pact, a European Union (EU) initiative inviting individuals, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe. The signatories promise to accelerate the contribution to a green transition.

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  • Why is the transformation of vintage clothing not always ethical? #124

    2021/07/02

    Sustainable fashion related to vintage on TikTok has sad roots in grossophobia.

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  • How did Fashion Week Copenhagen become a responsible fashion hotspot? #123

    2021/07/02

    After opting for a "phygital" (partly physical, partly digital) event in August, Copenhagen Fashion Week (CFW) - which hosts Scandi's stars such as Ganni, Stine Goya and Rotate Birger Christensen - is going 100% digital for the first time, due to restrictions imposed by Covid-19 in Denmark. But while the format may look different, one thing hasn't changed: fashion's urgent need to step up its action on the climate crisis.

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  • According to the latest report from the Changing Markets Foundation, fashion is "dangerously dependent" on synthetics #122

    2021/07/02

    NEW YORK - According to a new report published by the Changing Markets Foundation (CMF), the fashion industry has become "dangerously dependent" on cheap synthetic fibres.

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  • Fibretrace launches FIM, a tool for comparative analysis of the impact of fibers #121

    2021/07/02

    The technology company, Fibretrace, is launching its new Fibre Impact Monitoring (FIM) module. The Fiber Impact Module (FIM) is an integrated impact benchmarking platform that captures primary supply chain data, supported by third party verification.

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  • Manufacturing in France reduces the carbon footprint of textiles while supporting employment #120

    2021/07/02

    In order to achieve the objectives set by the Paris Agreement by 2050 and to effectively combat climate change, the French textile industry points out that textile manufacturing in France emits little CO2 and makes it possible to reduce the carbon footprint of textile products in a decisive way. The Union des Industries Textiles therefore wanted to carry out a comparative study on the carbon footprint of 17 pieces of clothing and household linen.

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  • Kering unveils the first results of an environmental impact study #118

    2021/21/01

    To tackle the measurement of the environmental impact of the use and end-of-life phase of its products, luxury group Kering launched the first major survey of its kind in October 2019 and recorded the behaviours of over 3,000 luxury fashion consumers in France, the UK, Italy and China, the US and Japan. Participants answered a wide range of questions about representative products they had purchased, including their frequency of use, product lifespan and care behaviours.

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  • The International Apparel Federation (IAF) publishes its "Priority Issues 2021" #118

    2021/21/01

    In the midst of the pandemic crisis, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has released its vision for a better apparel industry (measured in terms of people, planet and profits). This "Priority Issues 2021" vision is written and fully supported by the IAF Board of Directors, a group of 23 industry leaders representing industry associations, companies and the wider fashion ecosystem from all continents and covering the entire apparel supply chain.

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  • Relocation and sustainable fashion: the CSF "Fashion & Luxury" recommends doubling the share of Made in France #117

    2021/21/01

    Last July, after the mobilisation of the French industry to alleviate the shortage of masks, the State entrusted the "Fashion & Luxury" Strategic Committee (CSF) with a study on the prospects for relocating and supporting sustainable fashion. The aim of this report, submitted on 19 January by Guillaume de Seynes, the chairman of the CSF "Fashion & Luxury" to the ministers for ecological transition and industry, is to explore the possibilities of relocation in France and to evaluate the benefits and attractiveness of France in the face of the development of sustainable fashion, which is in full expansion. To put it plainly, since France is the worst performer in Europe in terms of labour costs, identify new business models that reconcile economic performance, respect for the environment and the attractiveness of the regions. The aim is to double the share of made in France in the consumption of textiles, household linen and footwear "in the long term". And to reach a quarter of purchases made in France.

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  • New blocks to Xinjiang’s forced cotton labour: Here’s what to know #116

    2021/14/01

    New UK government measures add to US and European controls, including fines for non-complying businesses and a review of export controls, but critics lament the lack of official sanctions and targeted measures.

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  • Bpifrance deploys the "Valorisation" accelerator, dedicated to waste treatment #115

    2021/14/01

    While circularity is gradually establishing itself as a central challenge for industry, the public investment bank, the Ministry of Employment and the waste processing and recovery sector are setting up an accelerator, called Valorisation, dedicated to SMEs offering waste treatment and reuse solutions.

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  • 2020 Survey of European Fashion Consumers by Fashion Revolution #114

    2021/11/01

    The Fashion Revolution organisation conducted its first-ever consumer survey in 2018 among 5,000 people aged 16-75 in the five largest European markets: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. In August 2020, a follow-up survey was carried out in the same countries to find out their buying behavior over the past 12 months and their current views on some of fashion's most pressing social and environmental issues.

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  • Is the fashion industry hanging by a thread? #113

    2021/11/01

    The clothing sector has not been spared by the annus horribilis 2020. With a turnover that would have fallen by 55% despite the considerable boom in online sales, what are the prospects for the fashion industry?

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  • How Paris wants to put the social and solidarity economy at the heart of the urban space #112

    2020/14/12

    Florentin Letissier, the deputy for the social and solidarity economy (ESS) of the City of Paris, unveils his roadmap for Challenges until 2026. The Covid-19 emergency will have enabled this economics professor, who works for the Greens, to obtain a larger envelope to support a sector particularly affected by the pandemic.

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  • Paris, capital of sustainable fashion? #111

    2020/14/12

    While the whole world will be looking to Paris for the Olympic Games, the city is also dreaming, in 2024, of being an exemplary example in the world of sustainable development.

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  • Textile Exchange is committed to a better understanding of the impacts of fashion and textiles on biodiversity #110

    2020/09/12

    Textile Exchange's Corporate Fibre and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) programme is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a path to achieving positive biodiversity outcomes and assess their progress.

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  • Gabriela Hearst: Sustainability is not a choice, it’s a necessity #109

    2020/09/12

    In the final episode of The Future of Fashion podcast, host Hilary Milnes speaks to Gabriela Hearst about the importance of sustainable design.

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  • Why Big Brands Are Investing in Sustainability Start-Ups #108

    2020/26/11

    This year, Ralph Lauren and Lululemon have joined the likes of H&M Group, Kering and Chanel in pouring money into innovations that could reduce the industry’s environmental impact.

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  • The RMS Recycled Materials Standard is open for consultation #107

    2020/24/11

    The non-profit organisation dedicated to the sustainable use of GreenBlue materials, in partnership with NSF International, announces the launch of the public consultation period for the Recycled Material Standard (RMS), which is due to be published in early 2021. Once published, this will be the only standard that provides both a mechanism to guarantee recycled content claims by companies and creates a certificate trading system that directly incentivizes value chain participants to invest in increased recycling capacity.

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  • How Lockdown 2.0 Is Hitting the Supply Chain #106

    2020/24/11

    The first wave of the pandemic devastated fashion’s supply chain. Fresh restrictions in Europe this month have already led to more cancellations and price pressure, and more pain is on the horizon as cases worsen in North America.

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  • Online, the main channel for purchasing luxury goods by 2025. #105

    2020/23/11

    The spring forecast was therefore correct. While the firm Bain & Company was expecting an overall drop of -20 to -35% in the sales of luxury goods by the end of 2020, the trend seems to be heading for a drop of -23% to 217 billion dollars.

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  • Chasing The Holy Grail of Circular Fashion #104

    2020/23/11

    Scaling technology that can recycle old clothes back into new ones has eluded the industry for a decade. A series of new projects this year suggest fashion may be nearing a tipping point.

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  • Enhance your commitment through textile environmental signage #103

    2020/20/11

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  • Green Friday, a movement sustained more in intentions than in facts #102

    2020/11/11

    Initiated in 2017, Green Friday, an alternative movement to Black Friday to encourage more committed consumption, is celebrating its fourth edition at the end of November against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has exploded online sales and changed consumers' purchasing priorities. A priori, the Covid crisis should benefit from such an initiative. However, as a new Yougov poll shows, opposing Green Friday to Black Friday still resembles a fight worthy of David against Goliath.

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  • Leather: French industry launches consumer survey #101

    2020/09/11

    The Conseil National du Cuir (CNC) is launching a consumer consultation to better identify their relationship with leather and products from the sector. And above all the importance they attach to production made in France in their purchasing decisions.

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  • Why we must support French wool #100

    2020/07/11

    With the launch of the Collectif Tricolor, initiated by Made in Town with Paris Good Fashion, Deloitte and more than thirty prestigious players (manufacturers, producers, distributors, institutions and territories) approaching, Le Figaro devotes a long article to the importance of supporting the rebirth of the wool industry in France.

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  • Recyclable fashion projects multiply during the Covid-19 pandemic #99

    2020/06/11

    While the coronavirus pandemic continues to paralyse the fashion industry, major brands are taking advantage of the situation to rethink their strategies to better meet consumer expectations for products that are more environmentally friendly and more easily recyclable.

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  • Textiles Clothing: EU steps up fight against dangerous chemicals #98

    2020/03/11

    The European Commission is taking another important step to protect European consumers from dangerous substances in frequent contact with human skin, which are known to cause cancer and reproductive health problems. On Sunday 1 November, a restriction limiting consumer exposure to 33 chemicals that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR) comes into force.

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  • CSR: a new platform to find relevant service providers for the fashion industry #97

    2020/03/11

    Not surprisingly, it is a new paradigm that is being established with new processes, new types of providers, different approaches and, above all, new consumer expectations. Brands have first started to work on their sourcing, refining the audits of their subcontractors and selecting new materials. To support them, tools were created. With the support of the Defi, the women's ready-to-wear federation, for example, last year proposed its guide to responsible sourcing to enable each brand to embark on this path.

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  • Materials: what sustainable developments in textile and leather production? #96

    2020/31/10

    In its 2020 report, Textile Exchange shows stability in the production of polyester and cotton, which remain the star materials of the sector. But the report also shows, within each type of material, a strengthening of the share of production adopting social and/or environmental requirements.

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  • Industry: a window for transformation investments 4.0 #95

    2020/29/10

    As part of the France Relance plan, Bercy intends to modernize France's industrial base. To this end, Bercy has just opened a counter dedicated to industrial SMEs and TWAs wishing to benefit from aid for transformation investments "towards the industry of the future".

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  • What is the status of environmental labelling in fashion? #94

    2020/28/10

    Like the nutriscore in the food sector, environmental labeling in the textile sector must allow a comparison between two equivalent garments by visualizing at a glance which one is the least harmful to the planet. In February 2020, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition launched a large-scale experiment with a view to generalising it, via a rating system ranging from A to E. This initiative is part of the anti-wastefulness law for a circular economy (AGEC), which also includes a ban on destroying unsold goods. On 22 October, a virtual round table at the Fashion Green Days forum offered a progress report on these environmental labeling tests, which require close scrutiny at all levels of the company, from raw materials to the transport of goods.

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  • Accord signatories raise fears about RSC #93

    2020/28/10

    Witness signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have publicly raised concerns that its successor organization was "woefully unprepared" to meet its responsibilities and may need to be replaced.

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  • This Design Collective Is Helping Fashion Embrace Regenerative Agriculture #92

    2020/28/10

    Everyone’s talking about regenerative agriculture. Brands large and small—from Allbirds and Patagonia to Maggie Marilyn and Richard Malone—are partnering with regenerative cotton farms and peppering words like “soil health” and “carbon sequestration” into fashion week chats. Even Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri mentioned regenerative agriculture in his Copenhagen Fashion Summit keynote, citing it as a priority in Gucci’s mission to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

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  • Recycling of old clothes is still not viable in Europe #91

    2020/27/10

    Around 80% of the used clothes collected are exported, mainly to Africa and Asia and when these outlets close due to Covid, French collection stops due to lack of storage capacity. The challenge is to develop recycling in France but it is expensive.

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  • New UN report on sustainability and circularity in the textile value chain #90

    2020/26/10

    A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), entitled "Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain - Global Stocktaking", aims to map the textile value chain to identify the main environmental and socio-economic impacts ("hot spots") along the stages of the value chain and takes stock of existing initiatives to address them.

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  • The fashion and textile industry wants to go green despite Covid-19 #89

    2020/18/10

    Sustainable development ranks as the second most important strategic objective for companies in this sector, according to a study by the US Cotton Trust Protocol and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

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  • The pre-order model: Why it’s working #88

    2020/15/10

    Small, agile luxury brands are sidestepping fashion weeks and choosing to do it their way, adopting a pre-order model wherever possible. The goal: to get closer to the customer and eliminate overproduction.

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  • Did the World's First Digital Fashion Month Actually Work? #87

    2020/15/10

    When the coronavirus outbreak clutched the world in March 2020, Paris Fashion Week had just come to a close. Months later, fashion week federations around the globe decided to migrate. Now, six months on from the last women’s fashion week, the four fashion capitals displayed a hybridized, but mostly digital, fashion week — their attempt to still buoy press, buyers and consumers alike. Having grande fashion shows be replaced by a two-dimensional digital version of itself poses an opportunity for the fashion industry to reconsider its gluttonous approach to how we consume collections, across four cities in four weeks, for twelve hours a day, in similar anonymous, crammed spaces with a handful of exceptions. While it may prevent the exchange of ideas in person, it comes at a time when the way we see fashion was already undergoing a period of upheaval. The pandemic merely accelerated fashion’s digital makeover.

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  • When ‘Mea Culpa’ Is the Best Marketing #86

    2020/12/10

    On sustainability, some fashion brands are becoming more comfortable with growing transparency and finding that acknowledging their shortcomings can make for more effective communications than crowing about their achievements.

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  • CFDA Study Pushes Sustainable NYFW #85

    2020/11/10

    The findings are intended to not only provide useful guidance to New York but to be shared and built upon globally.

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  • Should synthetic clothing be sold with a warning? #84

    2020/09/10

    Synthetic clothes release harmful microplastics when washed. Brands could help by informing consumers and investing in research.

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  • Circular mode: a call for projects around eco-design and recycling #83

    2020/07/10

    The Ademe (agency for ecological transition) is opening a call for projects until 30 April to support the development of demonstrators of industrial solutions for fashion eco-design and the recycling of textiles and shoes. A project which is notably in line with the Fashion Pact and the recent law against waste.

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  • What happens to the decorations, the outfits after the fashion show? # 82

    2020/07/10

    Tuesday 29th September, second day of Paris Fashion Week. Dior parades in its ephemeral cube installed in the Jardin des Tuileries, just like last season. Covid-19 or not, almost nothing has changed. The 350 guests, as opposed to the usual 2,000, take their place inside the "box" in a reconstituted cathedral decor revisited by Italian artist Lucia Marcucci, known for her collages and works around "visual poetry. »

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  • Op-Ed | How Luxury Became Fast Fashion #81

    2020/05/10

    Step by step, luxury brands have adopted the fast fashion model, with Covid-19 set to complete the shift, argues Liroy Choufan.

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  • Presentation of the Inclusive Design Award #80

    2020/03/10

    HEARRING wins the Grand Prix for Inclusive Design Eyes On Talents - APF France Handicap at the initiative of Paris Good Fashion and awarded in Paris during Fashion Week. With interviews of the two laureates Flora Fixy and Julia Dessirier & of Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion.

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  • Accelerating Action on Natural Climate Solutions #79

    2020/26/09

    It is clear that the world needs natural climate solutions enacted on a global scale, but as companies looking to invest in nature have found, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Leaders who understand this are tailoring approaches to natural climate solutions (NCS) that are bold and meaningful for their businesses. Even with the added pressures of the global health crisis, many companies are pursuing natural climate solutions with urgency.

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  • The impact receipt #78

    2020/26/09

    Every garment has a story. A cost, and an impact - on people and planet. A fact, easily forgotten when faced with enticing green marketing. From here on, we’re leaving no stone unturned - and no number in the dark. It’s time we - as companies and individuals - acknowledge our environmental debt: the true cost of making the clothing we otherwise take for granted. Every ounce of CO2, every drop of water, every spark of energy is now accounted for.

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  • The new movement to reform fashion #76

    2020/25/09

    Covid-19 left thousands of garment workers without wages as brands and retailers refused to pay their suppliers. Nonprofit Remake says it’s time for fashion to put workers first.

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  • Poll Highlights Expectation to Redefine Fashion Calendars #75

    2020/25/09

    As the autumn edition of the French Days sales operation kicks off on 25 September, a survey on the new fashion calendars underlines the expectation that promotional periods will be supervised.

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  • In Bangladesh, the textile industry is killing traditional muslin #75

    2020/24/09

    In Bangladesh, the traditional production of muslin, once so renowned, is now hanging by a thread in the face of the tons of cheap clothes produced by factories in the country, which has become one of the world's leading exporters of ready-to-wear clothing.

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  • Amazon Wants You To Know What Products Are Sustainable #74

    2020/23/09

    The e-commerce giant will start labeling products that meet select sustainability certifications on its US website, joining a growing list of companies seeking to target conscious consumers.

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  • Despite the promises of the fashion world, responsible collections remain marginal #73

    2020/22/09

    With the growing ecological awareness of consumers, the major fast fashion brands have made lasting commitments to adapt to their customers. But, in practice, this is hardly noticeable in their collections. At Zara and HM, responsible collections represent about 10% of their total offer. Covid-19 could serve as a catalyst for change, but beware of greenwashing, warn the experts, following the study carried out by the start-up Retviews (Lectra).

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  • Life Cycle Assessment: Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches its Higg PM Tool #72

    2020/22/09

    The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co have launched the Higg Module (Higg PM), a sustainability tool that assesses the environmental impact of manufactured products. The launch of Higg PM complements the core suite of tools on the Higg Index platform, called Higg.org. With the methodology developed by the SAC and the technology provided by Higg Co, the Higg PM reflects the work and expertise of more than 70 SAC member companies over nearly four years.

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  • Op-Ed | What Consumers Really Think About Sustainability #71

    2020/22/09

    Consumers’ mixed signals on sustainability pose tough but surmountable obstacles for fashion brands, argue Sarah Willersdorf and Robbin Mitchell.

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  • Eco-responsibility is definitely no longer an option #70

    2020/20/09

    For its most recent edition, entirely digital, Première Vision presents the season's cross-functional highlights in eco-responsible developments and innovations.

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  • WEBINAR #1 - Investors' expectations of responsible fashion and luxury goods

    2020/20/09

    In this complex autumn season, Paris Good Fashion is launching its first webinars to help us better understand and anticipate how to make the right decisions to accelerate the environmental and social transition.

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  • Responsible Fashion Consultation. Interview #69

    2020/20/09

    As part of the partnership with Paris Mode Insider, here is an interview with Isabelle Lefort, co-founder of Paris Good Fashion, at the initiative of the citizen consultation: moderesponsable.make.org

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  • IFM-Première Vision study: eco-responsible fashion at the heart of the market #68

    2020/20/09

    Fashion always has potential. In spite of the economic context, it remains in Europe a "pleasure purchase" and the fourth largest item of expenditure for French consumers. At the same time, the role of eco-responsibility is becoming essential. Here are the main findings of a study carried out by the IFM-Première Vision Chair on post-COVID fashion markets in Europe, presented as part of the "Digital Talks of Première Vision".

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  • Fashion’s cotton supply caught in crossfire of US-China trade war #67

    2020/20/09

    he US and the EU are taking different approaches to target human rights abuses in the fashion supply chain.

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  • How Fashion's Sustainability Targets Measure Up #66

    2020/20/09

    After weathering the initial shock of the coronavirus crisis, many fashion companies have started to publish their sustainability goals for the next five to 10 years. But these initiatives risk falling short of an industry-wide imperative to drastically reduce environmental impact within the next decade.

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  • A New Frontier in Chemical Recycling #65

    2020/16/09

    AMSTERDAM – the Fashion for Good initiated “Full Circle Textiles Project: Scaling Innovations in Cellulosic Recycling” – a first-of-its-kind consortium project, launches today. As much as 73% of clothing produced is sent to landfill or is incinerated and of all new clothing made, less than 1% of material used comes from recycled sources. Focusing on cellulosic fibres, this Project aims to validate and eventually scale promising technologies in chemical recycling from a select group of innovators to tackle these issues. Leading global organisations Laudes Foundation, Birla Cellulose, Kering, PVH Corp. and Target join Fashion for Good, to explore the disruptive solutions, with the goal of creating new fibres and garments from used clothing and ultimately drive industry-wide adoption.

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  • Fashion's Greenwashing Problem Begins with Bad Data #64

    2020/16/09

    Fashion is doubling down on ambitious promises to clean up its environmental impact, but bad and misleading data are complicating efforts to build a more sustainable industry.

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  • Circular fashion: Eco-TLC becomes "ReFashion" #63

    2020/15/09

    After a decade of operation, the French textile industry eco-organization Eco-TLC has been transformed into ReFashion. A new entity with widened ambitions, which for the occasion is equipped with a new platform intended to accompany brands and designers in their eco-design approaches.

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  • The seams crack in the leather industry, submerged by an influx of hides #62

    2020/15/09

    Between a meat industry operating at full capacity and manufacturers faced with anaemic demand due to the pandemic, the leather industry in France is facing a critical problem of hide storage.

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  • Fashion industry: the (very) limited effects of textile recycling #61

    2020/14/09

    According to the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe), more than 100 billion garments are now sold each year worldwide and the fashion industry's production has doubled between 2000 and 2014. We also buy on average 60% more clothes than 15 years ago.

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  • How can we act together for more responsible fashion? #60

    2020/08/09

    Return in images and video on the press conference of the launch of the citizens' consultation for a more responsible fashion.

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  • Opinion | Making textiles made in France an industrial success #59

    2020/07/09

    The textile sector aims to relocate part of its production to France. To be competitive, write three specialists, the French sector must change its production model and invest in innovation. By Géraldine Poivert (President of (Re)set), Pascal Denizart (Director General of the European Centre for Innovative Textiles), Chloé Salmon-Legagneur (Head of the Bali Chair at the Estia Engineering School)

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  • How Likely Is It to Find Slavery in Fashion’s Supply Chains? Very. #58

    2020/07/09

    The risk of finding forced labour, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery in major fashion manufacturing hubs has reached extreme levels, a new report finds.

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  • Has fashion reached the end of a cycle? #57

    2020/07/09

    At a time when sales of second-hand clothes are multiplying, particularly on the Internet or via apps, is fashion undergoing a complete change?

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  • Can fashion really be sustainable ? #56

    2020/05/09

    Eco-responsibility and sustainability now seem to be unavoidable for consumers; and this concern was accelerated by the world health crisis.

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  • Your ideas: an extensive online consultation for more responsible fashion #55

    2020/04/09

    A more responsible fashion, yes, but how? The Paris Good Fashion collective, which brings together the major fashion players under the aegis of Galeries Lafayette, Vestiaire Collective, the Etam, Éram, Petit Bateau, La Redoute and Who's Next groups, launched a major national online citizen consultation on 3 September. Your voice counts!

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  • French Fashion Players Ask Consumers for Help With Sustainability #54

    2020/03/09

    Galeries Lafayette and the “Paris Good Fashion” association, with support from local and national officials, are launching a public consultation from Sept. 3 to Oct. 25.

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  • Fact check: 9 common myths about ethical and sustainable fashion #53

    2020/02/09

    Buying from eco-consicous brands isn't the best way to adopt sustainable style. Your online returns don't end up where you think they do. Investing in luxury fashion over fast fashion doesn't necessarily prevent worker exploitation. Widespread misconceptions about ethical fashion and sustainability can sometimes keep consumers from taking meaningful action when it comes to their lifestyles. Here are nine common myths and the real facts behind each one.

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  • Luxury can be recycled - Nothing is thrown away, everything is repaired #52

    2020/02/09

    For a long time, "upcycling" was an aberration for luxury brands, which were constantly launching new collections. But the pandemic and the ecological conscience have gone through it: from Vuitton to Armani, via Maison Margiela, everyone is starting to create something new with something old. And claiming it.

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  • Eco-textile: Why eco-design textile products? #51

    2020/31/08

    It is high time to multiply eco-design approaches in the textile sector, given the current stakes and the scope of the sector.

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  • Blockchain: Lenzing announces an unprecedented level of traceability #50

    2020/31/08

    Most of the top 100 fashion brands have announced targets for a 100% sustainable fibre target by 2025, but less than 5% of these brands can trace their textile inputs to check the sustainability credentials of fibre producers. This helps explain why the first "key priority for immediate implementation" of the CEO Agenda (from Global Fashion Agenda) is supply chain traceability.

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  • One out of every five cotton garments sold in the world is said to be made by Uighur prisoners #49

    2020/31/08

    While the Chinese authorities have interned more than 1 million Uighurs in forced labour camps, 180 NGOs are calling on clothing brands to break ties with Xinjiang, the province where this minority is persecuted. Today, one out of every five cotton garments is said to come from a Uighur labour camp. Almost the entire clothing sector is affected.

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  • Fashion is hurting biodiversity. New guidelines could help #48

    2020/31/08

    A global coalition of 30 environmental organisations and consultancies will help companies improve on areas like soil degradation and wildlife habitat loss.

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  • Fashion and carbon emissions: Crunch time #47

    2020/31/08

    he international fashion industry must urgently cut emissions by 50 per cent to reach a 1.5 °C target, says a new report from McKinsey and the Global Fashion Agenda.

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  • Fashion Positive publishes guidelines on circular materials #46

    2020/31/08

    Fashion Positive publishes Circular Materials Guidelines 1.0 , the first ever circular materials guidelines that help align the apparel, footwear and textile industry with what circular fibres are and how design can prepare them for a circular economy for the fashion industry.

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  • Why fashion must stop mass production #45

    2020/18/08

    New York fashion designer Mischa Nonoo, says in Fortune magazine that fashion companies are no longer a profitable investment. She explains why.

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  • The boom in sewing machine sales #44

    2020/14/08

    Sewing machine sales are experiencing an unexpected upturn for manufacturers and distributors. The production of textile masks, but also the do it yourself trend are largely responsible for this trend.

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  • Galeries Lafayette once again places the back-to-school season under the banner of responsible fashion #43

    2020/14/08

    Solidarity, a sense of community, sustainable development: the lexicon used in the new press release announcing the news of the return to Paris of Galeries Lafayette will surely set the tone for the coming year: fashion will either be militant or not. This militancy will be expressed above all by responsibility - a generic term referring to a desire for fashion that causes less environmental damage and support for labels that use local production or contribute to social development. This vast program - already highlighted in 2018 as part of the launch of the Go for Good label - will be highlighted once again in the autumn with the "Today and Tomorrow Let's Change Fashion" event, which will take place from 2 September to 11 October in the department store on Boulevard Haussmann and in all stores in France.

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  • Meet the model agency fighting body fascism #42

    2020/12/08

    Goldstein, who has Down’s syndrome, was a smash hit. But campaigners say they are still facing an uphill battle for disability visibility in fashion

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  • E-Commerce is Saving Fashion But Destroying the Planet #41

    2020/12/08

    Online shopping has kept the industry afloat through lockdown, but higher online sales also means more transport emissions and packaging waste. Here’s how brands are working to make e-commerce more sustainable.

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  • The luxury industry doesn't have the luxury of waiting... #40

    2020/10/08

    They must now prove that they are more committed. "We don't have the luxury of waiting". This was the slogan of an LVMH campaign launched before the Covid-19 wave in France. An almost premonitory message, given the scale of the earthquake that hit the luxury sector, like the rest of the economy and the world.

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  • 20 Hard Facts About Fast Fashion #39

    2020/10/08

    Fashion has a huge impact on people and the planet, and fast fashion owns a large and growing share of the problem. Fast fashion is growing, well… fast. The most successful fast fashion brands use influencers and other ploys to push trend driven items at ridiculously low prices, all while producing new clothing collections as often as every two weeks. Yikes. That all comes at a huge cost to the lives of the workers who make the clothes, as well as the environment. Read on to discover some hard facts about fast fashion—we guarantee you’ll put down that $10 t-shirt and back away slowly in case it bites.

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  • Innovation in textiles: when clothes become cotton threads again #38

    2020/07/08

    The European Centre for Innovative Textiles has developed a demonstrator for the mechanical recycling of short cotton fibres, and hopes to secure a deposit of used fabric fibres to create a recycling industry.

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  • Why more brands are seeking out B Corp certifications #37

    2020/07/08

    The organisation pushes brands to change their practices, and during the pandemic, more are signing up for its services. But only brands willing to embrace it voluntarily stand to gain.

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  • Decarbonising fashion is imperative. Here’s why #36

    2020/06/08

    The fashion industry currently contributes up to 10 per cent of global carbon emissions, and big brands can’t pay the problem to go away.

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  • Equal Measure: Board Watchdog Has Seen Women Make Strides #35

    2020/05/08

    France has the highest female representation at 46.4 percent for companies on the CAC 40.

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  • Helsinki Fashion Week Explores New Frontiers With Purely Digital Format #34

    2020/04/08

    "Very hectic, yet attractive and interesting," Helsinki Fashion Week's experimental approach to fashion dare designers to think and act outside the box.

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  • Secondhand Shoppers Worry About Their Favorite Local Spots #33

    2020/31/07

    Sites like Poshmark and Thredup have thrived during the pandemic, but your neighborhood thrift store is not doing so well.

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  • How to Build a Company That (Actually) Values Integrity #32

    2020/31/07

    For decades, leaders were expected to focus on one thing: financial results. But we are now in the midst of an ethical revolution. Leaders are increasingly held accountable for poor behavior, and companies are pushed by employees, governments, and customers to step up and adopt a multi-stakeholder approach that serves social purposes as well as investor demands. Canned codes of ethics that ask employees to check a box to certify that they’ve read the material and third-party online ethics training courses might be all that is required to comply with the law, but they don’t move the needle. Employees see them mostly as a nuisance they have to suffer through. Business leaders need to do more.

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  • Covid-19 is plunging old-fashion luxury brands into the digital age #31

    2020/31/07

    Even after e-commerce became commonplace, many luxury companies remained cautious about jumping into digital sales. Items that justify their thousand-dollar price tags with claims of exceptional craftsmanship and materials aren’t always able to communicate their desirability through tiny two-dimensional images. They may also lose their shine if shoppers can compare prices across sites, while the lavish experience of purchasing an item in an opulent store can feel merely transactional when checking out on a screen. Still, as more shoppers have moved online, luxury companies have followed, and with Covid-19 now keeping consumers home and many stores shut, it’s pushing them even harder to give new priority to their digital businesses.

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  • Fair trade cotton, a hope for Odisha farmers in India #30

    2020/31/07

    In the hills of this region bordering the Bay of Bengal, thousands of farmers hit by the Covid-19 crisis are hoping to bounce back thanks to the fair trade system that helps them fight against GMOs and switch to organic farming.

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  • Biodiversity: the next frontier in sustainable fashion #29

    2020/28/07

    It’s time for the apparel industry to radically reduce the industry’s contribution to biodiversity loss. Here are four interventions that can make the biggest impact.

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  • Nine multinationals including Nike join forces to reduce their carbon footprint #28

    2020/23/07

    (AFP) - Nine multinationals have joined forces at the initiative of US computer giant Microsoft to share their research and strategies to enable all companies to become carbon neutral by 2050.

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  • Why clothes are so hard to recycle #27

    2020/23/07

    Fast fashion is leading to a mountain of clothing being thrown away each year and has a huge impact on the environment, so can we turn our unwanted garments into something useful?

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  • When circular economy becomes a selling point #26

    2020/20/07

    (AFP) - Once the preserve of seasoned ecologists, the circular economy is gaining ground in the textile industry, becoming a selling point for a struggling sector whose traditional sales campaigns are no longer enough to convince consumers. An analysis developed in the framework of the report recently published by the firm Kea&Partners and the French Fashion Institute (IFM), and which FashionNetwork has already relayed its observations on designer brands and entry-level retailers.

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  • In Sweden, the "second hand" finds its first shopping mall #25

    2020/20/07

    (AFP) - A dozen hands are busy sorting screens, books and other toys: in Eskilstuna, a Swedish industrial town undergoing ecological reconversion, the recycling of second-hand products is taking on a new dimension with an entire shopping centre dedicated to second-hand objects, consisting of thirteen shops.

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  • Extinction Rebellion deploys 170 meters of clothing to denounce fast fashion #24

    2020/20/07

    Extinction Rebellion activists deployed a 170-metre clothing chain in Lille on the "first Saturday of the sales" to denounce the "ravages and waste" produced by the textile industry, according to an AFP journalist.

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  • Shaken by Covid-19, the flax industry dreams of relocating to France #23

    2020/20/07

    Livry (France) - Shaken by the Covid-19 crisis, the flax industry is dreaming of relocating to France, the world's leading producer of this fibre, an agricultural nugget that is 80 percent processed in China. "It would be great. It's a shame though: we produce flax here, it goes to China and comes back here", says Bertrand Lefèvre, a 27-year-old flax farmer in Parfouru-l'Eclin (Calvados).

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  • We need to build a new fashion system that is ethical and equal, and empowers young people #22

    2020/19/06

    The Fashion industry has been taken apart at the seams. Is this the end of lavish shows and packed front rows?

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  • Interview: Google’s Maria McClay on Their New Partnership With WWF Sweden #21

    2020/18/06

    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. Google’s Senior Industry Head of Luxury, Maria McClay explains to Medium their objectives.

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  • European Commission Forecasts Sweeping Legislative Reforms in Circular Economy Action Plan and Forthcoming Strategy for Textiles #20

    2020/17/06

    As part of the European Union’s (EU) Green Deal, the European Commission (Commission) announced the adoption of its updated Circular Economy Action Plan (Action Plan) on March 11, 2020.

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  • Gucci launches its first ever entirely sustainable collection #19

    2020/17/06

    From raw materials to manufacturing and production, right through to the advertising campaign.

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  • Where to find sustainable suppliers? #18

    2020/17/06

    When you create your own clothing brand, do you have to source in France or abroad? In Asia or around the Mediterranean? The only imperative is to respect the customers' expectations for an ethical or eco-designed production.

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  • UN: sustainable fashion in the wake of COVID-19 #17

    2020/17/06

    Bloomberg news reported in May that garment factories in Bangladesh, a clothes-making hub, have seen $1.5 billion worth of orders cancelled. Meanwhile, sales worldwide in the fashion and luxury industry plunged up to 70 percent from March to April. “So the question is now, how do we build back better?” asked Michael Stanley-Jones, of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who serves as the co-secretary of the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion. “We need to map the value chain and identify opportunities to limit the negative environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry, while building in accountability and transparency.”

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  • Fashion’s post-growth future #16

    2020/16/06

    In its current growth-at-all-cost model, fashion is wreaking havoc on the environment and operating unsustainably. The future could be accepting reduced growth.

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  • Sylvie Bénard "the real person responsible for sustainable development is the director of strategy" #15

    2020/16/06

    Doctor of Agronomic Sciences, Sylvie Bénard is one of the leading experts on the environment and ecological transition. Including responsible fashion. She began her career in the mid-1980s conducting research in microbiology for Hennessy, before becoming environmental director of the LVMH group, a position she will hold until March 2020. ADN is interviewing her on the occasion of the creation of her structure "La Dame à la licorne" and her new commitments, in particular with Paris Good Fashion.

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  • Promising areas for innovation in COVID-19 times: Part 2 #14

    2020/15/06

    Fashion for Good points to solutions in key focus areas to strengthen the fashion industry

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  • Promising areas for innovation in COVID-19 times: Part 1 #13

    2020/15/06

    Fashion for Good points to solutions in key focus areas to strengthen the fashion industry. Part 1.

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  • Sustainability in fashion relies on embracing diversity #12

    2020/12/06

    “If you’ve got issues in your supply chain, if you can’t ensure your workers are treated well, then which lives matter?” Barber asked, referencing the Black Lives Matter campaign.

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  • Bruno Latour "Maybe this Covid-19 crisis could lead to a new renaissance." #11

    2020/09/06

    Sociologist and philosopher, science anthropologist, Bruno Latour is one of our greatest scouts in the fight to protect biodiversity and fight against global warming. For him, the VIDOC 19 crisis is accelerating everyone's awareness. We are possibly at the time of a rebirth.

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  • Ralph Toledano Talks Runway Shows, Paris Fashion Week #10

    2020/08/06

    In an exclusive interview, Toledano articulated the value of the physical format, of fashion weeks, and the central place of Paris. And the efforts that are being made to make Paris fashion week more sustainable.

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  • Fashion can’t afford to wait for customers to demand sustainability #9

    2020/07/06

    The Vogue Business Index shows that brand loyalty often trumps brand values in determining whether or not consumers believe a brand to be sustainable.

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  • Winds of change sweep through fashion #8

    2020/05/06

    As lockdowns ease, the fashion industry says it’s time for a rethink on every level.

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  • McKinsey Envision "Next Normal" Post Covid Luxury Scenario #7

    2020/04/06

    Understated Luxury, sustainability, and proximity emerge as key pillars of luxury shoppers' behavior after the emergency.

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  • ‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as clean or green as it seems #6

    2020/03/06

    While consumers have become more aware of the environmental impact of their clothing choices. Sometimes it's important to outwit the true from the false. Sometimes the reality of "natural" is not as beautiful as it might seem.

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  • Sustainable Fashion Demand Provides New Opportunities In Material Science And Chemistry #5

    2020/02/06

    The transition towards sustainable and responsible fashion creates opportunities for research into new innovative fibers and textiles.

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  • Consumer think the brands they like are the most sustainable #4

    2020/29/05

    According to Vogue Business Data, released May 26, the brands that are most popular with consumers are also those that would perform best in terms of responsibility and sustainability.

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  • Can Fashion Clean Up Its Act? #3

    2020/29/05

    Business Of Fashion has just released an excellent think piece on the future of sustainable fashion. To be consulted on :

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  • Masque Solidaire #2

    2020/28/05

    For the past month, the press has widely reported on the operation "Masque Solidaire". Here are some of the articles and reports made since the launch on April 23rd.

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  • Masque Solidaire #1

    2020/28/05

    One month after its launch, the Masque Solidaire operation, launched by the writer Alexandre Jardin and Paris Good Fashion, with a group of supermarket chains, fashion brands and service companies, presents its first results.

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