REI Wants Its Employees to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Photo by Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock Looks like REI is choosing family over frenzy this Black Friday. Instead of herding lines of customers and hawking cut-price promotions, the…

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Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland Commit to Responsible Down Standard

Adidas, Nau, REI, Timberland are among the latest outdoor-apparel brands to rally around the Responsible Down Standard, according to an announcement at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt…

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Launches "Higg Index" to Rate Green Apparel

Photo by Shutterstock Make way for the “Higg Index,” a new open-source tool for measuring apparel and footwear sustainability across the industry value chain. Developed by…

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Target, Gap, Walmart, H&M, Patagonia Launch Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Photo by thinkretail A consortium of manufacturing and retail giants, non-governmental organizations, academic experts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are banding together…

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