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What’s the Most Sustainable Textile? Find Out at Re:Source Library

Earlier this year, New York-based sustainable textiles expert Tara St. James launched the United State's first free-standing sustainable textiles library, called Re:Source. It's a space where designers can touch and sample eco-friendly textiles and seek advice and best practices on how to curb the footprint of their products. In this ...

Akari Shono: The New Fashion Questionnaire

Each month, The New Fashion Initiative invites a leading voice in the sustainable and ethical fashion revolution to answer 17 questions about themselves, both personal and professional. It’s our green and socially conscious spin on Vanity Fair‘s beloved Proust Questionnaire. This month, our interviewee is Akari Shono, Digital Solutions and market development ...
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Feel-Good Fashion Headlines for the Week of August 4

Gen Z is Driving Fashion’s “Great Awokening” Brands are rushing to make sustainability claims, from luxury giants like LVMH to fast fashion companies like Zara and H&M. What’s driving this newfound interest in all things ethical? The L.A. Times says that it’s partly the hard work of activist groups, like Fashion ...

Is Circularity Just a Buzzword? It’s Good Business, Say Texworld Panelists

Panelists from left to right: Scott Echols (ZDHC Foundation), Michele Zollinger, Tricia Carey (Director of Global Business Development – Apparel, Lenzing Fibers), and moderator Karla Magruder, funder of Fabrikology Internation. The circular economy has made the news. The term refers to designing out waste and creating a closed-loop system that ...
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Consumers Want Transparency. At Texworld, Brands Share How They Achieve It

Panelists from left to right: Maggie Kervick (GCNYC Director of Strategy & Integrated Partnerships), Juliette Barre (Director of Business Development and Marketing, Sourcemap), Leslie Ferrick (Senior Manager of Fabric R&D/Sourcing Dept., Athleta), Karen Newman (United Nations Consultant), and Louise Claughton (Senior Director, PVH Corp.) Consumers and investors alike want to know ...

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