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Two years after the landmark Paris climate accord, dozens of world leaders and philanthropists are back in the French capital on Tuesday for a summit where they are being urged to put their money where their mouth is – and help poorer countries deal with the impact of climate change.
LONDON, United Kingdom – The rise of online platforms – Amazon, Alibaba, JD.com and , among others – has put fashion brands in a conundrum. While many have been sceptical about engaging with these online behemoths, for a growing number of fashion brands, these ubiquitous platforms have become a requisite sales channel now that their reach is so vast.
A war on waste food in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked, has helped it secure the top spot in a ranking of countries by their food sustainability.
If you’ve been operating under the impression that sustainable, ethical fashion is a niche market or a fleeting trend, here’s a statistic that might change your mind: Fashion is the second-most polluting industry in the world, right behind oil. That’s almost impossible to grasp, and finding a solution can feel even more overwhelming.
Circular principles continue to drive a more sustainable future, as the fashion, carpet and steel industries zero in on resource efficiency and innovative raw materials. Over the last decade, Eileen Fisher has established itself as a leader in the sustainable fashion movement, a position that is largely the result of its ability to successfully integrate circularity into its supply chain.
Petroleum-based plastic’s time is running out as new, more sustainable material solutions emerge. Galileo Watermark has released a new cosmetic range that uses recycled ocean plastic packaging, while Dutch designers have developed an algae-based biopolymer that can be used to create a vast range of consumers goods.
IRVINGTON, United States – Inside an unassuming industrial red-brick building along the Hudson River, about an hour north of Manhattan by train, Eileen Fisher is quietly doing something radical. In different stages since 2009, the company has built the foundations of a circular supply chain that reuses materials and turns waste into the building blocks of new products, inside a year-old workspace called the Tiny Factory.
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Under the stars of the One&Only’s Arabian Courtyard, IWC Schaffhausen hosted the sixth IWC Filmmaker Awards.
Ethically Accredited [Click here for more detailed table ] Ethical shoes are not always synonymous with the footwear industry. In fact, as a general rule, the opposite is true: the footwear industry is marred by serious criticisms across across environmental, human rights and animal welfare categories.
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But even with all this development in what is undoubtedly right direction, Positive Luxury, a consultancy assessing luxury brands, thinks that more work needs to be done to get the movement moving along faster. Companies will only act more quickly once they recognise that sustainability and profits go hand-in-hand.