United Nations

Emma Watson Teams Up With Eco-Retailer Zady on Sustainable UN Wardrobe

Photo by Brendan McDremit for Reuters Emma Watson did more than give an impassioned speech before the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. She also let her wardrobe do…

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Adidas, H&M, Levi's Call for Strong Climate Commitment at COP21

Photo by Shutterstock Adidas, Eileen Fisher, Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, and VF Corp. are among the multinational apparel brands calling for a robust global deal that will stem the…

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"Dress For Our Time" Reveals Effects of Climate Change Worldwide

As 190 nations gather in Paris today to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, one dress holds court at London’s St. Pancras International Station as a symbol…

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Adidas, Parley Create World's First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

SEA LEGS “At Parley for the Oceans, we want to establish the oceans as a fundamental part of the debate around climate change,” Gutsch said. “Our objective is to boost…

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Halle Berry, Michael Kors Design Unisex Watches to Fight World Hunger

Actress and fashion icon Halle Berry has teamed up with star designer Michael Kors in a battle against world hunger. The duo have designed a pair of watches for Kors’ campaign…

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Angelina Jolie's Jewelry Line Will Fund Girls' Schools in Afghanistan

Photo by cinemafestival/Shutterstock Uber-activist Angelina Jolie plans to open another girls school in Afghanistan, funded by a new jewelry line that will be available this week.…

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Japanese Firms Help 30,000 Cotton Farmers in India Switch to Organic

Photo by Shutterstock Almost 30,000 low-income farmers in India are switching from conventional to organic cotton, thanks to a commitment made by two Japanese companies to Business Call…

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UN, Fashion Industry Team Up to Support African Manufacturing

When it comes to promoting development in Africa, the fashion industry isn’t pulling any punches. Some of the sector’s biggest names are working with the United Nations…

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Katie Holmes Fronts Tommy Hilfiger's "Millennium Promise" Collection

PROMISES TO KEEP The Promise Collection, which uses textiles and materials procured from all over the continent, draws its inspiration from various forms of traditional African dress.…

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit Hammers Out Industry "Code of Conduct"

When the Nordic fashion industry sought to devise a set of socio-environmental guidelines for apparel and textile businesses, it turned to the UN Global Compact for inspiration. Using…

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For International Women's Day, a Look at Kenya's Ethical Fashion Africa Project

Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney are among A-list designers to throw their weight behind Ethical Fashion Africa, a United Nations-sanctioned program that doles out key skills and…

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UN Global Compact Launches First Industry-Specific Initiative for Fashion

As the impact of climate change becomes more difficult to ignore, advocates for a more sustainable fashion industry are finally getting the legitimacy they seek. The United Nations…

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UN Announces New Partnerships to Support Biodiversity in Fashion

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has announced three new partnerships to promote biodiversity in the fashion industry. By tag-teaming with the Green Fashion…

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