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  • Finisterre first to use 'marine-safe' packaging

    Finisterre first to use 'marine-safe' packaging

    UK surf specialist Finisterre has become the first fashion brand to wrap its garments in ‘marine-safe’ bags made from Aquapak polymer which do not break down into microplastics in the ocean or on...

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  • Birla Cellulose produces viscose from cotton waste

    Birla Cellulose produces viscose from cotton waste

    Textile manufacturer Birla Cellulose claims to have achieved a breakthrough in manufacturing viscose fibre using pre-consumer cotton fabric waste. The company, part of the Aditya Birla Group, says...

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  • ACT brands back living wage for garment workers

    ACT brands back living wage for garment workers

    The Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) initiative has adopted a joint due diligence framework for member brands to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living...

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  • Study highlights environmental progress of hog industry

    Study highlights environmental progress of hog industry

    A new environmental study has found that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms showed...

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  • Apparel firms fail on conflict minerals reporting

    Apparel firms fail on conflict minerals reporting

    Companies have been accused of complacency in their action and reporting on conflict minerals and cobalt - with the average score for apparel manufacturers and retailers falling on last year. See...

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  • Driving sustainable change key for Bangladesh RMG 

    Driving sustainable change key for Bangladesh RMG 

    A meeting between representatives from the world's largest retail brands and leading figures from Bangladesh's ready-made garment (RMG) sector has highlighted the importance of a sustainability...

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  • Nicaragua garment sector sees improved conditions

    Nicaragua garment sector sees improved conditions

    Working conditions in Nicaragua's garment sector have improved over the last eight years, with lasting change the result of expanding collaboration with workers, factories and government. See it...

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  • British city launches innovative fund to tackle climate change, poverty

    British city launches innovative fund to tackle climate change, poverty

    The mayor one of Britain's largest cities has launched an innovative fund aimed at tackling social and environmental problems from hungry children to carbon emissions. The 10 million pound ($12.20...

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  • National Chicken Council unveils new sustainability resources

    National Chicken Council unveils new sustainability resources

    Many factors have contributed to the reduced environmental impact of chicken, including:   Poultry production now requires 75% fewer resources; Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced 36%; The...

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  • Brands pledge to tackle packaging supply chain 

    Brands pledge to tackle packaging supply chain 

    Apparel industry heavyweights H&M, VF Corp, Kontoor Brands and Asos are among ten companies that have committed to a new initiative launched by environmental not-for-profit Canopy to transform the...

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  • DuPont-Stella McCartney Partnership Yields World’s First Bio-based Faux Fur

    DuPont-Stella McCartney Partnership Yields World’s First Bio-based Faux Fur

    The pioneer in sustainable luxury apparel worked with DuPont Biomaterials and Ecopel to create the next generation of luxurious alternatives to fur, resulting in a sustainable faux fur made with...

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  • A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

    A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

    Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050 — just 30 years away. Key Coffee, Inc. is working...

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  • Soya in animal feed linked to deforestation

    Soya in animal feed linked to deforestation

    Soya used in animal feed and sold to UK farmers has been linked to deforestation in Argentina. Retailers including Tesco, Marks and Spencer (M&S), Asda and Morrisons have been revealed as buying...

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  • Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

    Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%

    While there is broad support for the EU to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, there are differences among members over how much progress should be made by 2030. Eight European Union states have...

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