Sustainability: Page 3


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    TrusTrace lands $24M growth investment

    The traceability platform will use the money to boost its global expansion strategy.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion Dive

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion Dive staff
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    Biomaterials firm backed by Kering raises 11 million euros

    Mogu Srl has completed Series A funding and plans to launch a demo production plant, expand its team and increase its research and development efforts.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Leather alternative startup names new chief product officer

    Gozen, which recently closed a $3.3 million funding round, named Sedef Uncu Aki to the position.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Renewcell secures $9.8M in short-term funding

    The new capital comes after the textile recycling firm reported underperforming Q3 sales.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Tapestry partners with national firm on six Illinois clean energy projects

    The community solar projects are set to come online and begin delivering clean energy in early 2025.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 19, 2023
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    Puma expands its textile-to-textile polyester recycling program

    The company said its Re:Fibre technology would be used to create most of its club and federation replica jerseys in 2024.

    By Howard Ruben • Dec. 11, 2023
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    Champion launches sustainable collection with fiber tech firm CiCLO

    The collection of crewnecks and joggers comes as HanesBrands works to position the brand for growth and attract a younger consumer.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    TrusTrace partners with UK apparel retailer on supply chain software

    New Look will use TrusTrace’s tech to help reach some of the company’s sustainability goals, which include reaching net-zero by 2040.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Adore Me launches sustainability accelerator

    The Victoria's Secret-owned lingerie brand is working with four startups on technology to lessen the impact of manufacturing processes.

    By Dani James • Nov. 22, 2023
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    Vestiaire bans H&M, Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters, Zara and more from its platform

    The site now prohibits customers from reselling 60 brands it considers fast fashion and harmful to the environment.

    By Howard Ruben • Updated Nov. 17, 2023
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition CEO to step down

    Amina Razvi will leave the nonprofit coalition of fashion industry brands in December.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Cotton traceability program may help fashion and textile brands track sourcing

    Nonprofit initiative Better Cotton believes its new platform, once completed, will improve transparency within cotton supply chains.

    By Howard Ruben • Nov. 13, 2023
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    New Balance, Reformation among brands launching sustainable footwear collective

    The group’s proposed solution is to collectively minimize waste, reduce emissions and bring a circular approach to the footwear industry.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    New regulations seek to expose fashion greenwashers’ true colors

    In Europe, governments plan to prohibit fashion companies and other industries from making vague or misleading environmental claims, and the U.S. could soon do the same.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 1, 2023
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    Biomaterials startup lands $3.3M in funding to boost production of its leather alternative

    Gozen, which recently debuted its material with Balenciaga, is seeking to scale its production with a new facility.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Sustainable raw materials can’t meet future demand: report

    While many fashion brands have pledged to reduce their climate impact, that won’t be feasible with the current supply chain, a new report says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 26, 2023
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    Zara parent company inks $74M deal for recycled polyester material

    Inditex is partnering with Los Angeles-based Ambercycle in a three-year agreement for a “significant portion” of the material.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Apparel firms rank in top 100 public companies on ESG disclosures

    The 100 Best Corporate Citizens report found that Nike, VF Corp. and Ralph Lauren got top marks in environmental and social practices.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    REI opens Tennessee distribution center to support 60-plus stores

    The 400,000-square-foot center in Lebanon is equipped with technology to improve picking efficiency, a spokesperson said.

    By Kelly Stroh • Oct. 16, 2023
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    Ugg launches all-gender sustainable collection

    The capsule, called Regenerate by Ugg, features details including regeneratively-sourced sheepskin and outsoles made from renewable sugarcane.

    By Oct. 6, 2023
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    Bolt Threads plans to go public via SPAC

    The announcement comes after the company struggled to raise funds for the production of its mushroom leather alternative.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches initiative to curb carbon emissions

    The new program is designed to help apparel manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint by a minimum of 45% over the next seven years.

    By Howard Ruben • Oct. 5, 2023
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    Coalition calls for eliminating highly hazardous pesticides in cotton farming

    Less toxic methods can replace hazardous chemicals in protecting cotton and other crops from pests, the group says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 3, 2023
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    Worldly names Francois Thrower as CFO

    The hire follows the platform’s recent name change and the acquisition of Fair Factories Clearinghouse.

    By Sept. 29, 2023