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TNFI Founder Lauren Fay on Fixing Fashion and Offline Activism’s Power

The New Fashion Initiative Executive Director and CEO Lauren Fay. The New Fashion Initiative launched in January of 2019 to help propel sustainable fashion forward through civic engagement, activism, education, and policy. Spearheading this new nonprofit is executive director Lauren Fay, whose unique background in media, community organizing, and business ...
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Feel-Good Fashion Headlines from the Week of April 15

A New Online Fashion School Will Teach Sustainability for Free Simon Collins, who previously worked Nike, has co-founded WeDesign, a digital platform that houses interviews with founders, academics, and experts on all things art and design. It'll now also host content on sustainable fashion for free and will be accessible to ...

Why These Socially Conscious Designers Avoid “Sustainability”

Photo by Katya MoormanSpeaking against a backdrop of pre-loved luxury handbags at the TheRealReal store in Soho on Monday night, the designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of streetwear brand Public School talked about their evolution over the last few years from streetwear pioneers into a socially conscious brand. Carmen ...

New York City’s Plan to Reign in Fashion Waste

America is facing down a clothing waste crisis. More than 70 pounds of textiles per person are sent to landfill each year, adding up to more than 24 billion pounds in total. But not all places contribute to the problem equally. In New York City, where fashion moves fast and ...
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Feel-Good Fashion Headlines From the Week of April 1

Goodwill Takes on Amazon @GoodwillIntl is developing a browser extension to direct online shoppers to pre-owned options of what they're looking for. This will help galvanize the circular economy by giving online shoppers the convenience and affordability they're looking for and could even direct shoppers away from retail ...
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