Even 2016 had a silver lining or two. From the Armani Group eradicating fur across all its brands, including Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, and A/X Armani Exchange, to Adidas to committing to making 1 million pairs of sneakers out of recycled ocean plastic, here are seven milestones that redeemed one stinker of a year. Above, the establishment of the the eighth Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a broad coalition of manufacturers, universities, and nonprofits that will draw upon more than $250 million in public-private investments, plus $75 million in federal resources, over the next five years, to accelerate textiles innovation in the United States.
What was the biggest eco-fashion milestone of 2016?
- 9 Votes Adidas to Make 1 Million Pairs of Sneakers Out of Ocean Plastic
- 7 Votes Patagonia Gave $10 Million in Black Friday Profits to Charity
- 4 Votes Sweden is Offering Tax Breaks for Repairing Stuff
- 4 Votes Armani Goes Fur-Free Across All Brands
- 3 Votes MIT’s New Manufacturing Hub to Lead U.S. in Textile Innovation
- 2 Votes Levi's, Evrnu Create First Jeans From Regenerated Cotton Waste
- 0 Votes G-Star Raw, Ted Baker Make Sustainability Scores, Roadmaps Public
Total Voters: 28
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