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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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Stella McCartney Designs Virtual Badge to Protest Violence Against Women

Stella McCartney has designed a virtual badge to help raise awareness about violence against women. The symbol, a white ribbon rendered in gold, will feature prominently in a two-week…

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How the Rio+20 Summit Proposes Changing the World Through Fashion

Though the role of the apparel industry in sustainable development has not made it into the final Rio+20 text, it was the topic of conversation among the fashion industry…

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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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Puma Calculates Monetary Value of Its Ecological Impact, a Business First

Sportswear manufacturer Puma costs the environment €94.4 million ($132 million) each year to bring its products to market, according to preliminary data from its first environmental…

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Timberland CEO to Gucci's Parent: Sustainability Demands Leadership, Not Posturing

In a blog post on Thursday, Timberland CEO Jeff Swartz slammed PPR Group, the multinational conglomeration behind Gucci, Puma, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney, for…

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PPR Group Launches Sustainability Scheme for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney Brands

Stella McCartney is one of PPR Group’s umbrella of luxury brands. PPR Group, the French multinational parent behind high-end labels like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga,…

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PETA's Pulpy Projectiles, Soul-Deadening Knockoffs, DIY Newspaper Yarn

We despise killing for fur as much as the next warm-blooded mammal, but training our young’uns to pelt rotten tomatoes at pelt-wearers seems a little silly—and illegal. (Ethical…

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5 Things We Learned About Sustainable Fashion From COP15

Photo by Nordic Fashion Association While governmental leaders from all around the world met in Copenhagen last week to hash out a new climate-change treaty, the fashion industry…

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