H&M

H&M Taps Actress Olivia Wilde as Face of "Conscious Exclusive" Line

H&M is getting the hero it deserves. The Swedish retailer has tapped Olivia Wilde—and, we hope, her eco-crime-fighting alter ego, Princess Layers—to be the new face of its…

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H&M Disputes TV Station's Claims of Land-Grabbing in Ethiopia

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock H&M is in TV4′s cross-hairs again. Two years after the Swedish broadcaster slammed the high-street retailer for failing to prevent…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Fast Fashion is "Disposable But Damaging"

Need a quick primer on why “fast fashion” is such a terrible thing? Take a gander at Alexandria Heinz’s brilliant infographic, which lays bare a number of statistics…

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H&M Blacklists Indian Spinning Mill After Allegations of Forced Labor

H&M has blacklisted a southern Indian textile mill following allegations of rampant labor- and human-rights abuses in the the country’s garment hub of Tamil Nadu. Flawed…

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H&M, Primark, Zara Agree to Raise Minimum Wage in Cambodia

After thousands of garment workers rallied across Phnom Penh last week to renew demands for higher wages, eight of the world’s leading fashion retailers said they are willing to…

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H&M Debuts Eco-Friendlier "Conscious Denim" Collection

GOOD JEANS Every item in the Conscious Denim collection will feature the “Clevercare” label, which includes planet-friendly laundering suggestions. Conscious Denim is part…

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H&M, Swedfund to Develop a "Responsible" Ethiopian Textile Industry

Photo by Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock H&M has its eye on Africa. It’s not the only one, either. Swedfund, a state-owned risk-capital firm that specializes in emerging…

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Forever 21, H&M, Mango, Zara Frequently Fail Quality, Safety Tests

Photo by Tupungato/Shutterstock Forever 21, H&M, Mango, and Zara top the list of fashion labels that regularly fail China’s quality and safety trials, say officials from the…

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H&M Reclaims Title of World's No. 1 User of Organic Cotton

H&M has reclaimed its position as world’s biggest user of organic cotton, according to Textile Exchange’s annual organic-cotton market report. The Swedish retailer,…

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How Ethical Are Your Favorite Fast-Fashion Brands?

Photo by Shutterstock Not all fast-fashion labels are created equal, according to a new report by Ethical Consumer. The U.K. magazine tapped a variety of publicly available data,…

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"Made in Europe" Doesn't Mean Better Wages for Workers, Says Report

Photo by Shutterstock The belief that “made in Europe” equals “fairly made” is a myth that needs to be shattered, according to a report from the Clean Clothes…

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H&M Launches "Clevercare" Label at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Stella McCartney wants you to back away from the washing machine. The British designer made a video cameo at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on Thursday to introduce…

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Olivia Wilde, A.K.A. "Princess Layers," Wants You to Recycle Your Clothes

You don’t have to leap over tall buildings in a single bound to be a superhero. Actress Olivia Wilde, in her crime-fighting guise of Princess Layers, has teamed up with H&M…

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H&M, Zara Commit to Eliminate Deforestation From Their Clothing

H&M and Zara are speaking for the trees. The world’s largest fashion retailers—the latter represented by its holding company, Inditex—have pledged to develop new sourcing…

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Gap, H&M, Levi's Named "World's Most Ethical" Apparel Companies

Photo by sandr2002/Shutterstock Well, here’s a plot twist we didn’t see coming: H&M, Levi Strauss, and the Gap just made Ethisphere Institute’s “Most…

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H&M Unveils "Conscious Exclusive" Collection of Sustainable Formalwear

CONSCIOUS+ Launching April 10, the limited-edition lineup will be available both online and at 150 select H&M stores worldwide. Spokesmodel Amber Valletta will also feature select…

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The…

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H&M's Helena Helmersson: Fashion Can Be Cheap and Ethical

If there’s a disconnect between its mission to sell cheaply priced clothing and its quest to improve working conditions and the environment, H&M isn’t seeing it. The…

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