supply chains

Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Photo by Fufu Wolf Gap and VF Corp. have become the latest global apparel firms to publish a list of the factories that makes their shoes and clothing. The move, which follows the lead…

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Marks & Spencer Publishes Interactive Supply-Chain Map

Marks & Spencer has published an interactive map that reveals for the first time 690 of the British department store’s clothing and home-goods suppliers. The online tool…

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How Can We Create a More Transparent Fashion Industry?

Transparency enables brands and retailers to know their supply chain, engage with their suppliers, and improve the environmental and social impacts associated with the production of…

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Gap, H&M's Supply Chains Promote "Precarious Work," Says Report

Another day, another searing indictment of the capitalist machine we call “fast fashion.” Ahead of the International Labour Conference in June, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance,…

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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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G-Star Raw, Ted Baker Make Sustainability Scores, Roadmaps Public

G-Star Raw, Ted Baker, Haikure, and Vivobarefoot are going public—with their sustainability scores, that is. The four brands are part of a pilot program with Made-By, a European…

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Smartphone App Helps You Take the First Step Toward a Responsible Shoe Industry

With global concerns for ethical fashions after tragedies such as the collapse of the Rana Plaza sweatshop in 2013, the “Change Your Shoes” campaign hopes to shed light on another…

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Zady Launches Private Label Eco-Clothing for Men

So the menfolk don’t feel left out, ethical e-tailer Zady has launched its first private-label clothing items for gents. Featuring an alpaca sweater and an organic-cotton…

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Ethical Fashion Forum Launches "Match.com" for Sustainable Fashion Businesses

The Ethical Fashion Forum wants to “do fashion better.” To achieve that, the London-based industry body is shoring up its arsenal of tools and services to help fashion…

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Zady Expands Eco-Friendly "Essentials" Collection, Throws Shade at Fashion Industry

Zady, the ethical e-tailer on a mission to slow down the pace of fashion, has been on a roll. Besides expanding its “Essentials” collection to include a pair of button-down…

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Fashion Footprint Uses Tech to Let Clothing Tell Their Own Stories

Mariam Naqvi wants to give shoppers the story behind their clothing choices right at the point of sale. In order to do that, this visionary Norwegian diplomat turned social…

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Watch "Cotton Road," a Film About How Our Clothes Are Made

Live in or around New York City? You’re cordially invited to a Jan. 7, 2015 screening of Cotton Road, a documentary that explores the global cotton supply chain through the eyes…

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Zady Exposes Its Supply Chain, Calls for "Sourced In" Movement

#KNOWYOURSOURCE The call to action coincides with the launch of Zady’s “Essential Collection” women’s sweater, the first in a line of projected private-label…

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Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw Join Forces With Cradle to Cradle Institute

Change for the fashion industry is afoot, thanks to a new initiative backed by the likes of Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Loomstate, and Bionic Yarn. Unveiled at the second annual…

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Loomstate Touts Most "Transparent" Cotton T-Shirt in America

COTTONING ON Millions of pounds of cottonseed are incorporated into our favorite foods every year, Godfrey says. “People ask us almost every day, ‘Why should I care about organic…

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JUST: An Online Platform That Traces Your Clothing's Journey

Ethical production in the fashion industry may be more common than ever before, but for a long time there has been a missing link in the supply chain. New start up JUST, co-founded by…

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Marks & Spencer to Communicate Directly With Workers in Its Supply Chain

To the 22,500 workers in its garment supply chain, Marks & Spencer is listening. The British department store signed a one-year contract with…

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All American Clothing's "Traceable Jeans" Provide Proof of U.S. Origin

The idea of ‘Going local’ is growing ever more popular in the US fashion industry with consumers demanding to know where their clothes are manufactured. Now All American…

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