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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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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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Ida-Marie Corell Makes a Voluminous Dress from 555 IKEA Shopping Bags

We’ve seen some crazy things made out of IKEA products: room dividers built from children’s hangers, “frozen trees” cobbled from plastic-bag dispensers, and even…

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Adidas, IKEA Sever Ties With World's Largest Beef Producer Over Amazon Deforestation

Adidas, IKEA, Clarks, and Sainsbury’s are among the big-name brands that have suspended ties with JBS, the world’s largest beef and leather producer, following a detailed…

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IKEA Pledges $10 Million to FIght Child Labor in India's Cotton Industry

The IKEA Foundation is extending $10 million in grants to protect 3.55 million children in India, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Together with Save the Children, the Swedish…

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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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Tela Bags Recycles Old IKEA Catalogs Into Totes, Accessories

There’s more ways than one to take a page from IKEA’s furniture catalog. Portugal’s Tela Bags cribbed sheets from the Swedish retailer’s out-of-date tomes to…

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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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