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PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands' End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

A new investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cast doubt on the validity of the Responsible Down Standard, a widely vaunted chain-of-custody process designed to…

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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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Life-Cycle Analysis of Organic Cotton "Overwhelming Supports" Benefits

Photo by Shutterstock As if eco-fashion enthusiasts didn’t already know, Textile Exchange has just released a new study proving that organic cotton causes less environmental damage…

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H&M Reclaims Title of World's No. 1 User of Organic Cotton

H&M has reclaimed its position as world’s biggest user of organic cotton, according to Textile Exchange’s annual organic-cotton market report. The Swedish retailer,…

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The North Face Creates Responsible Down Standard for Industry Use

The North Face is going down, and it wants to take the rest of the industry with it. In an announcement at Outdoor Retailer show on Wednesday, the outdoor-apparel retailer unveiled a…

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Textile Exchange Launches New Standard to Verify "Recycled" Claims

Evil doers and truth-stretchers beware; there’s a new textile standard in town, and it’s not afraid to take on the Wild West of product labels. Launched Wednesday by the…

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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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H&M Still World's No. 1 Buyer of Organic Cotton

Controvery, schcontroversy. As the biggest global user of certified-organic cotton for the second year running, H&M has plenty to crow about. The revelation comes courtesy of…

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Gretchen Jones's DIY Necklace, Source4Style's Academy, Organic Cotton Acreage Continues to Grow

Over at Honestly WTF, designer Gretchen Jones shows us how to make a bold statement necklace with brass rings and neon nylon cord. (Honestly WTF) Source4Style is launching “The…

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NYC EVENT: Textile Exchange's Sustainable Apparel Workshop

Textile Exchange invites you to a unique workshop focused on sustainability in the apparel and textile supply chain. This hands-on workshop provides a deep dive into the key aspects of…

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Textile Exchange's "Farm Hub" Website Lets You Buy, Sell Organic Cotton

Textile Exchange (formerly Organic Exchange) has launched “Farm Hub,” a new website for folks who are interested in organic cotton and the role it plays in global…

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BRUSSELS EVENT: Organic and Sustainable Textile Seminar for Brands and Retailers

Made-By and Textile Exchange are jointly offering a series of seminars in key European cities to assist textile and apparel professionals primarily working in brands and retailers to…

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