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Join Life: Zara Debuts First Sustainable Fashion Collection

ZARA GOES GREEN Indeed Inditex frames the collection against a broader philosophy it calls “Right to Wear,” an “ambition and everyday reality” that is further…

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"Fast Fashion" Made These Men Some of the Planet's Richest

Want to get rich? Build a clothing empire based on aggressive expansion, breakneck turnarounds, cheap materials, and even cheaper labor. “Fast fashion,” as Quartz reported…

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Greenpeace Reveals the Most—And Least—Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands

Even seasoned models have been known to take a spill or two on the runway. We’re only human, after all. For the fashion brands behind them, however, the onus not to stumble weighs…

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Inditex, Zara's Owner, Announces Plan to "Close the Loop" on Fashion

The world’s largest apparel retailer wants to close the loop on fashion. Cribbing a page from H&M’s playbook, Inditex is teaming up with Lenzing, the Austrian textile…

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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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Fashion Revolution Ranks 40 Apparel Brands by Supply-Chain Transparency

When the eight-story Rana Plaza building fell apart at its seams on the morning of April 24, 2013, it took but a moment for the disaster to seal its place as one of worst in…

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Adidas Now a "Detox Leader," Nike Still a "Greenwasher"

Looks like Adidas has finally cleaned up its act. A year and a half after Greenpeace branded it a “Detox greenwasher,” the sportswear giant is now “back on…

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Zara Permanently Bans Angora, Donates Leftover Stock to Refugees

Photo by 360b/Shutterstock To borrow from the words of Taylor Swift, the world’s largest clothing retailer and angora wool are never, ever getting back together. Like, ever.…

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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, 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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Greenpeace's "Detox Catwalk" Features Trendsetters, Greenwashers, Laggards

TOXIC RUNWAY While companies such as Uniqlo, H&M, and Mango are pushing forward with concrete actions towards their detox goals, others like Adidas, Nike, and Li-Ning are…

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C&A, H&M Top List of 2012's Biggest Organic-Cotton Users

Photo by Shutterstock Looks like H&M has some catching up to do. The Swedish apparel retailer fell one place short of No. 1 on Textile Exchange’s annual ranking of the…

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More Brands, Retailers Commit to Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety

Holy domino effect! Following examples set by H&M, Inditex, Primark, and C&A on Monday, a number of North American and European clothing brands have agreed to sign a legally…

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H&M, Zara Commit to Signing Bangladesh Fire and Safety Agreement

Photos by Farad Hossain for Associated Press Four of the world’s largest retailers have consented to a legally binding, first-of-its-kind contract that requires Western businesses…

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Zara Caves to Consumer Pressure, Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

PEOPLE POWER Among the company’s plans: to release more details about its supply chain, publish an updated “Restricted Substances List,” and audit processes by the end of…

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