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    Unspun lands $14M in funding for its 3D weaving tech

    Unspun is launching tech that can weave a pair of pants in about 10 minutes, part of the company’s plans to make micro-factories for no-inventory garment production.

    By June 9, 2023
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    Pending California bill would require apparel producers to establish waste recycling programs

    The Responsible Textile Recovery Act of 2023, would, if passed, require apparel manufacturers to take responsibility for their waste products.

    By June 8, 2023
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    Mycelium technology company Ecovative raises over $30M

    The company plans to increase production of its Forager line of hides and flexible foams ahead of new brand partner footwear and apparel launches.

    By Updated June 8, 2023
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    EU approves draft of law which would require companies to report social and environmental abuses

    Parliament also approved recommendations for another measure to “end fast fashion” by calling for easier-to-recycle textiles.

    By June 2, 2023
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    Fashion brands see little progress on circularity since last year: report

    Patagonia, Levi’s and North Face outpace other brands studied in efforts to improve its environmental impact, data showed.

    By May 31, 2023
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    Perry Ellis partners with Recover for recycled denim collection

    The collaboration includes 10 pieces of men’s denim pants made with recycled cotton fiber.

    By May 30, 2023
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    H&M CEO Helena Helmersson named Fashion Pact co-chair

    The group, led by 15 fashion CEOs, includes representatives of brands, retailers and suppliers committed to reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

    By May 23, 2023
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    Textile recycling, reuse missing from FTC’s Green Guides, group says

    Companies and advocates in the textile and fashion industries are urging the Federal Trade Commission to add the issue to its ongoing workshops.

    By Daphne Howland • May 23, 2023
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    EU Council backs plans to strengthen fashion’s sustainability requirements

    The framework would ban destroying unsold textiles, footwear and apparel, as well as establish a digital product passport to increase transparency.

    By Thai Phi Le • May 23, 2023
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    Lululemon inks multiyear partnership to recycle nylon, polyester

    The deal with Samsara Eco marks the activewear maker’s first minority investment in a recycling company.

    By May 22, 2023
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    The intention gap: when buying and beliefs don’t match

    Consumers say they want more sustainable fashion, but they don’t always put their money where their morals lie.

    By Abriana Herron • May 22, 2023
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    Nuuly partners with plus-size brand Eloquii

    The new partnership between the Urban Outfitters-owned clothing rental service and the plus-size DTC brand is exclusive, and it debuts with 25 styles.

    By Updated May 19, 2023
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    Higg rebrands as Worldly

    The company says it wants to avoid confusion with its licensed Higg Index software.

    By Howard Ruben • May 19, 2023
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    EBay acquires tech company Certilogo to boost secondhand fashion authentication

    Certilogo uses digital tech to give consumers access to information about products and confirm their authenticity. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 18, 2023
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    Nike faces lawsuit over greenwashing claims

    A Missouri plaintiff said that 90% of the products Nike advertises as using recycled materials don’t, and that some of the recycled materials themselves are environmentally harmful.

    By Daphne Howland • May 16, 2023
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    Shein invests $70M toward upgrading its supply chain

    The company hopes its five-year financial commitment will improve conditions at its third-party manufacturing suppliers.

    By Howard Ruben • May 16, 2023
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    Poshmark is a leader in the online fashion resale market: report

    More consumers are comfortable with secondhand clothing even as discretionary spending is down, according to Earnest Analytics.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 15, 2023
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    Adidas plans to sell some of its Yeezy inventory and donate the money

    CEO Bjørn Gulden said Thursday that burning the $1.3 billion worth of products was not the solution.

    By Cara Salpini • May 12, 2023
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    Bergdorf Goodman’s 5-part circular program aims to extend life of luxury goods

    Conscious Closet lets customers edit, repair, alter, resell or donate their garments.  

    By Howard Ruben • May 11, 2023
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    ThredUp lists on alternative stock exchange

    The resale company will commit to a vision for sustainable and inclusive business practices on the Long-Term Stock Exchange.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 9, 2023
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    PVH launches supplier finance program tied to sustainability goals

    Vendors for the apparel company can get discounts on loans if they hit environmental and social targets.

    By Ben Unglesbee • May 8, 2023
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    EBay introduces ‘Certified by Brand’ luxury resale program

    The marketplace allows brands to scale their secondary market efforts, while shoppers gain access to more authenticated watches, handbags and jewelry.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 1, 2023
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    Many apparel companies don’t tie sustainability goals to executive compensation, report finds

    Planet Tracker analyzed the top 30 fashion and apparel companies based on adjusted revenue to determine which were tying pay to climate goals.

    By April 27, 2023
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    How good is secondhand apparel for the planet, really?

    Consumers and brands are embracing resale as a way to address fashion’s poor environmental track record, but it may be too little, too late.

    By Daphne Howland • April 25, 2023
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    Lululemon debuts plant-based nylon shirts

    Made in collaboration with sustainable materials company Geno, the products have the same lightweight feel as its other apparel, the company said.

    By Cara Salpini • April 20, 2023