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Stella McCartney Says Fashion is "Getting Away With Murder"

“Fashion really is getting away with murder. … There needs to be more systems in place, more vigorous testing, and as a customer you can do that, you can challenge the people…

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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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Could Tobacco Be the Next Big Sustainable Dye?

Tobacco doesn’t have to be a drag, according to Elise Comrie, a Fashion Futures graduate student at the London College of Fashion. One of 10 finalists for the Kering Award for…

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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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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Livia Firth (Eco-Age, Green Carpet Challenge) 4. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle…

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Livia Firth Honors Eco-Activism With Green Carpet Challenge Awards

As the world’s nations hammered out a new climate-change deal in Paris on Monday, a more intimate gathering of minds was taking place on rue Saint-Honoré. At a dinner for 20 at…

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Parsons Fashion Dean Burak Cakmak: "There's a Recognized Need for Sustainability"

“There’s a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you’re a large business. We’re at a point where there’s nowhere to hide. You can’t make excuses like…

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Outerknown, Surfer Kelly Slater's Eco-Menswear Brand, is Here

DAPPER THREADS Despite its surfer roots, Outerknown isn’t hawking $20 graphic T-shirts. Far from it. With offerings that include recycled-polyester bomber jackets, wool-cashmere…

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Parsons's Timo Rissanen: Stop With the Organic T-Shirts Already

“One thing that drives me crazy is when I get an email that starts with, ‘We are a start-up and here is our organic-cotton T-shirt.’ The fact that it’s organic doesn’t…

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H&M, Kering, Worn Again Team Up to Close the Loop on Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock H&M and Kering are ready to close the loop on textiles. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer linked arms with the French luxury conglomerate on…

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Surfer Kelly Slater Launches Outerknown, a Sustainable Fashion Line

Professional surfer Kelly Slater wasn’t kidding when he said he was splitting from longtime sponsor Quiksilver after 23 years. The world champion is preparing to launch his own…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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Sustainability is "Smart Business," Says Kering CEO

“At Kering, sustainability is everyone’s business. We believe in it not only because it is the right thing to do, but because sustainable business is smart business. In…

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Kering Aims to be the "World's Most Sustainable" Luxury-Goods Conglomerate

The name change was only the beginning. Kering—formerly known as the PPR Group—plans to become the world’s most sustainable luxury-goods conglomerate, Marie-Claire Daveu, the…

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