H&M’s Cos Brand Introduces First Sustainable Activewear Line

H&M Group’s label Cos introduced its first line of sustainable activewear. The fashion brand’s new collection for women is made from recycled materials like nylon and polyester. Sold online to start, the collection contains more than a dozen pieces including socks, leggings, sports bras, underwear, outerwear, and tops. The items range from $45 to $190,…

Fashion Industry Leaders Face Choice: Embrace Sustainability or Go Under

Covid-19 is putting enormous strain on the fashion industry, forcing leaders throughout the supply chain to make hard decisions. Doubling down on sustainability measures could help apparel, footwear, and textile companies stay competitive in the post-pandemic market, according to a new report. Boston Consulting Group, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and technology company Higg Co’s report,…

5 Sustainable Fashion Industry Innovations Awarded $1 Million by H&M Foundation

The five winning entries of the 2020 Global Change Award include innovations from lab-grown cotton and creating fabrics from protein DNA, to tracking sustainable fibers by using blockchain technology, wastewater separation and converting carbon dioxide into sustainable polyester. Global Change Award is the non-profit H&M Foundation’s fifth annual innovation challenge. The goal is to identify early stage, disruptive ideas that can make fashion more sustainable, and to scale…

Trend: Circularity becomes measurable

Having moved from fringe, mostly academic conversations into the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and the halls of parliament around the world, the idea of a circular economy is growing up fast. In its infancy, circularity’s primary pain point was awareness and conceptual understanding — or a lack thereof. Now, in the impressionable days of…

H&M Launches Line of Athletic-Wear from ‘More Sustainable Fabrics’

Fashion retailer H&M has partnered with Sydney-based brand P.E. Nation for a line of athletic-wear made with more sustainable materials, the company announced. The line will feature P.E. Nation items reimagined in “more sustainable fabrics,” according to H&M. These include organic cotton and recycled polyester. The line includes activewear, T-shirts, swimwear and undergarments.  H&M recently…

Think Tank Receives Grant to Investigate Fashion’s Environmentally Linked Financial Risks

Non-profit think tank Planet Tracker has received a grant from Laudes Foundation to investigate the fashion industry’s environmentally linked financial risks. Currently, the listed equities portion of the fashion industry generates over $1.2 trillion in revenues. Yet investors in this industry are not incorporating the true cost of their investments. Specifically, while multiple studies have highlighted the deep,…

Defacto, Dünya Kadınlar Ekonomik Forumu’nda

Dünya Kadınlar Ekonomik Forumu’na katılan DeFacto CFO’su Önder Şenol, “Kadınların iş hayatında eşit şartlarda çalışmasını, emeklerinin ve hayallerinin hayat bulmasını önemsiyoruz. Bu doğrultuda çalışanlarımızın eğitimi ve gelişimi için sürekli yatırımlar yapıyoruz’ dedi. DeFacto, Slovenya’nın başkenti Lübliyana’da düzenlenen Dünya Kadınlar Ekonomik Forumu’na katıldı. DeFacto CFO’su Önder Şenol’un konuşmacı olarak yer aldığı etkinlikte “Kadınların iş hayatında eşit…

Textile & Sustainability: How can companies source… more sustainably…

Geçtiğimiz ay, tekstil sektörü için sürdürülebilirlik adına çok önemli uygulamalı/pratik yaklaşımlar içeren özel bir yazı dizisi Green.Biz kapsamında yayımlandı. Liesl Truscott‘ın kaleme aldığı yazılara aşağıdaki adreslerden ulaşabilirsiniz: How companies can source polyester more sustainably https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-companies-can-source-polyester-more-sustainably How companies can source cotton more sustainably https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-companies-can-source-cotton-more-sustainably How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business…

Copenhagen Fashion Week Plans ‘Radical’ Sustainability Changes

Copenhagen Fashion Week organizers introduced a three-year sustainability action plan this week that calls for “radical” changes. Among them: halving its carbon footprint, moving to zero waste, and aligning with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability Action Plan 2020-2022 has two main focus areas. One is on changes to the Copenhagen Fashion Week event itself while…