Better Cotton Initiative

World's Leading Brands Score Poorly on Use of Sustainable Cotton

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Organic cotton. Better cotton. Fair-trade cotton. Recycled cotton. Cotton made in Africa. You’d think with all the labels and initiatives brands like to…

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Timberland Aims to Use 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2020

Timberland has pledged to transition to 100 percent organic, U.S.-grown, or Better Cotton Initiative-certified cotton by 2020, according to a fresh slate of sustainability commitments…

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Livia Firth Turns Eco-Fashion Designer for Marks & Spencer

GREENER MATERIALS Inspired by Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, two icons known for their elegance and simplicity, every piece has been “made with integrity and [will] live in…

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for 10 of the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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IKEA Reaches 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton Milestone

IKEA made history last month when it became the first major retailer to obtain 100 percent of its cotton from “more sustainable sources,” specifically farmers who “use…

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Nordic Countries Launch Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion

TRUE NORTH The textile industry is one of the most resource-consuming sectors in the world, Brosbøl said, noting that a Nordic citizen’s annual consumption of textiles uses more…

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Levi's "Comes Clean" About the Environmental Impact of Its Jeans

Levi Strauss holds one truth to be self-evident: jeans are one heckuva thirsty animal. In a new report on Tuesday, the denim giant unveiled the results of its latest product life-cycle…

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H&M Still World's No. 1 Buyer of Organic Cotton

Controvery, schcontroversy. As the biggest global user of certified-organic cotton for the second year running, H&M has plenty to crow about. The revelation comes courtesy of…

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Walmart on Fast Track to Incorporating Eco-Friendly "Better Cotton"

Walmart may be among the top purchasers of organic cotton, but the mega-box chain isn’t above supporting an industry-wide initiative to growing “better cotton” from…

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IKEA Doubles Its Use of Sustainable Cotton in Textile Products

IKEA purchased 50,000 tons of sustainable cotton this past season—nearly twice as much as the year before, according to its 2011 Sustainability Report. The Swedish furnishings giant,…

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Levi’s, H&M, Adidas Debut Apparel Made With Eco-Friendly “Better Cotton”

“Better Cotton” isn’t just the stuff of indeterminate pledges anymore. The first apparel products containing the sustainably farmed fiber can finally be purchased from…

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% "Better Cotton" by 2015

IKEA wants all its cotton to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative guidelines by the end of 2015, according to a 2010 Sustainability Report released Wednesday. The multi-stakeholder…

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