This 3rd issue of our Sustainability Scoop newsletter is now available with tons of valuable info for you! Read through insightful takeaways from some of the biggest industry events of late, learn more about sourcing for dematerialization, check out what chickens can teach the fashion industry, and so much more. Read it here!
Press Release – Material Exchange’s upcoming Fashion Assessment and Impact-Reduction Workshop – hosted in partnership with the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) – offers a prime opportunity for fashion professionals to not only gain knowledge around sustainable solutions within the industry, but also learn how to adopt these measurable actions into their workflows.
For the latest in education for fashion and material sourcing sustainability, our Sustainability Scoop newsletter series will keep you informed. Check out our first bulletin here for achievable sourcing strategies, plus the latest reports, upcoming events, and valuable information you need to move your business into the future responsibly!
Today, Material Exchange is announcing it has raised €25 million in Series A funding. Material Exchange is a B2B SaaS-enabled marketplace for the apparel and footwear industry which is digitizing the material sourcing process and replacing the complex, fragmented relationships that exist between brands and suppliers—with the goal of driving sustainability and efficiency across the $2tn fashion supply chain.
Water and the apparel industry have been deeply intertwined since the production of apparel first began. For thousands of years, water has been used to dye handmade materials. Now, as a tribute to the value of water on this World Water Day, we thought we’d take a look at the latest when it comes to apparel, footwear, and H2O.
If you haven’t already started digitizing your materials and components, 2022 is the year to make it happen. The industry is increasingly moving toward the digital realm, and now is the time to join the movement. Find out why this transition is so important, and how you can easily digitize your own materials!
What do watchstrap maker Thomas Schori in Switzerland, watch designer Greg Verras in Detroit, and scientist-turned-plastic-salvager Dr. Michel Pardos in Thailand have in common? Find out in a recap of our Chief Sustainability Officer Kelly Burton’s presentation at last week’s Sustainability Summit hosted by Fashiondex and LIM College. Salvaging plastic has never been this exciting.
Sweden, Oct 21, 2021. Material Exchange is launching its digital Marketplace as a next-gen sourcing platform for the footwear and apparel industry, which represents trillions of dollars annually. The platform replaces fragmented analogue sourcing processes with streamlined data for transparency, increased efficiency for reduced cost, and less waste for sustainability.