The great fur debate, fast fashion and sustainable tourism | PL NEWS

Our weekly round-up of stories from around the globe. This week: the great fur debate, fast fashion and sustainable tourism.

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Luxury Fashion and the Great Fur Debate

Paris Fashion Week might be over, but the buzz over the use of fur and animal skins in luxury fashion is just warming up.

Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Simone Rocha, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren, are just some of the luxury fashion designers that already shun fur, whilst Hugo Boss recently pledged to be “fur free” by the end of next year. The recent Hermes Birkin Bag furore has added fuel to the fire and the discussion is back in the spotlight.

Positive Luxury CEO Diana Verde Nieto takes a closer look.

Monica Vinader launches #SheInspiresMe bracelet

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Monica Vinader hosted a launch at her flagship store for the #sheinspiresme bracelet created in aid of Women for Women International’s work restoring the hope and future of women survivors of conflict. 

To find out why Monica Vinader has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, click here

Four reasons fashion should act on climate change

World leaders and members of the international climate community recently met at the United Nations to agree on a set of Sustainable Development Goals. As one of the most globalized industries, the fashion and apparel sector has an important role to play in building more sustainable and inclusive growth models.

Livia Firth: How Do You Define Sustainable Fashion?

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  Livia Firth attends the launch of the first Erdem flagship store on September 9, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images for Erdem)

How do you define sustainable fashion? The truth is, you can’t. Or at least not in a few sentences. Words such as ethical, sustainable or ecological fashion have been so over used that they create more confusion than certainties.

Women’s places: the fight for gender equality in tourism

A tour inviting holidaymakers to ‘See Tanzania Through the Eyes of its Women’ is just one of several projects aiming to get female voices heard in tourism.

Riviera Maya’s Tourism Growth Focuses On Luxury, Sustainability While Seeking To Improve Local Life

Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is one of a growing group of luxury resorts

Positive Luxury brand to trust Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is one of a growing group of luxury resorts

Riviera Maya is proving an example of how developers of tourism learned their lessons from past mistakes, experts say. High-rises packed along the beach, moving masses of land, destroying ecosystems and turning local landscapes into vanilla theme parks is the dark side of an industry that employs one in nine people worldwide and contributes $7.4 trillion to the world economy on an annual basis. However, in Mexico’s Caribbean, an 80 mile stretch of sandy beaches to the south of Cancun has seen rapid growth, yet managed to maintain a pristine image combining the wilds of the jungle where it meets the sea.

To find out why Banyan Tree Mayakoba has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, click here. 

Josie Tutty

Digital Content and Social Media Manager, Positive Luxury