Sustainability newsletters & blog posts
Browse through sustainability sourcing articles and updates in our collection of newsletters and blog posts below. You’ll find a diverse range of topics, both high-level and deep investigations. Learn something, ask something, share something – let’s work together to bring the fashion industry to new heights of responsible, low-impact sourcing.
In this edition of the Sustainability Scoop – bulletin number 5 – we investigate longevity in fashion: how the industry is prioritizing it and what specific changes are happening around it. From longevity in the design of clothing to the closets they end up in, you don’t want to miss this issue!
In this month’s Sustainability Scoop, we’re stepping into sustainability as it relates to footwear! We’ve officially dubbed January “Shoe-uary” and in line with this theme, we cover innovative practices in the creation of footwear based on conversations with some top shoe brands as well as an in-depth look at place-based thinking. Read more here!
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!
The 2nd issue of our Sustainability Scoop newsletter is out and is loaded with tons of useful information. You’ll find action points around circularity, sustainability certification details, water efficiency sourcing strategies, and so much more. Get it all right here!
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!
Sports fanatics aren’t usually focused on the materials that make up players’ uniforms – but perhaps this huge apparel niche deserves more consideration when it comes to responsible fashion. Read on to learn more about why sustainability is an important factor in the fashion of sports and what steps are being taken to move toward it.
Excess materials aren’t new to the fashion industry – but the sheer volume of them has reached a point at which it cannot continue. In this blog post, we explore what deadstock is; why the fashion industry needs to make some changes to reduce it; and how to make those changes happen.
Take a look at your wardrobe. Have you ever considered how much water has been used to produce each item in it? Can you guess how much water that might be? Our VP of Sustainability Andrea Kennedy did just that. Read more to learn what she discovered.
The holiday bustle is here, and with it, our sustainability team is taking the opportunity to reflect on where they draw their inspiration. This season, inspiration is coming from what is perhaps an unexpected place – and one which encourages us to allow the playfulness of childhood to influence what we do.
Consumers who purchase a carton of eggs at the grocery store are given clear options about their options with labels like “free-range” and “caged.” The clothing industry has no such labels, meaning it’s up to the consumer to do their own research. Perhaps it’s time for the fashion industry to take a page from the food industry.
Is the sourcing we’re doing today smart enough? Is keeping up to date with sourcing strategies, landed costs, duty rates, global trade regulations, and economic conditions sufficient? Does staying in the know of all your sourcing data, analytics, time and action charts, vendor contract details, efficiency, and lead times make you better? Has all this smart sourcing caused anything that isn’t smart?
Circularity can be applied to a number of industries, but the clothing industry – worth USD 1.3 trillion – may be one of those most in need of this change. Read more on circularity and fashion, and why it’s up to all of us to make some changes.
Trend forecaster, jean expert, and mastermind behind Denim Dudes: Amy Leverton knows what she’s talking about when it comes to denim and all that’s happening in the world of indigo. In a recent chat with Leverton, we got a glimpse of where the industry is today, and where it’s going from here. Click here for our insightful conversation.
The material supply chain is a long and convoluted labyrinth with little information available around each step and what’s come before it. On this Earth Day 2022, the theme of which is Investing In Our Planet, we’re diving into the supply chain transparency issues that surround material sourcing – and what’s being done to change them.