carbon footprint

Kering Launches Free Environmental Calculator for Fashion Designers

Photo by Milada Vigerova/Unsplash Kering has launched an environmental calculator that will serve as the backbone of a new fashion-design curriculum at Parsons School of Design at The…

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Stella McCartney Releases First Environmental Profit & Loss Account

“No leathers, feathers, or fur.” That’s the Stella McCartney promise. It’s also an ethos that helped make 2015 its most profitable year to date, according to the…

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"Worldbeing" is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Most of us breeze through our chaotic lives without complete awareness of just what affect we each have on the earth. Britain’s Layer Design Studio has created a wearable device that…

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Reformation Debuts Low-Carbon Clothing, "RefScale" Eco-Index

In celebration of Earth Month, eco-chic fashion brand Reformation launched RefScale, a detailed “eco-gauge” feature on every product page informing customers how much of an impact…

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U.K Clothing Industry Commits to Measure, Report Environmental Impact

Two dozen of Britain’s leading apparel retailers, charity shops, and clothing recyclers have pledged to measure and report the waste, water, and carbon footprints of their wares,…

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Two-Thirds of a Running Shoe's Carbon Footprint Comes From Manufacturing

Photo by Shutterstock Your running shoes may be leaving a heavier footprint on the planet than you imagined, according to a study published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of…

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African-Made Cotton Has Smaller Ecological Footprint, Says New Study

Your car and home aren’t the only sources of greenhouse-gas emissions. Clothing has an ecological footprint of its own, as well. But African-grown cotton might have a considerably…

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Infographic: What's the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt?

Photo by Shutterstock USAgain is celebrating World Environment Day by getting back to basics—and we do mean basics. The textile-recycling firm has drawn up an infographic that…

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PPR Group Unveils Five-Year Social, Environmental Plan for Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen Brands

PPR Group, the French multinational parent behind luxury and sportswear labels like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Puma, has announced a…

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How Many Slaves Work for You? New Online Tool Measures Your Impact

MODERN SLAVERY Developed by the Call + Response anti-slavery campaign, with funding from the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the site seeks…

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Measure Your Wardrobe's Environmental Impact With Free Online Tool

Photo by Jane M. Sawyer Grade your closet with a free, online calculator that measures the textile footprint of your entire household. Developed by Colour Connections, a fiber…

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Industry-Wide "Eco Index" Will Offer Energy Star-Like Rating for Apparel

A new sustainability index could do for clothing and shoes what the federal Energy Star rating does for electronics and appliances, according to the Wall Street Journal. A consortium of…

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