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As sustainability becomes an increasingly hot topic within the fashion industry, Drapers looks at what fashion retailers are doing to cut down on packaging waste and pollution.
Exhibitors reported mixed results at the autumn 19 edition of the London Textile Fair, as market concerns and nervousness were offset by the presence of good-quality buyers and a strong British showing.
Marks & Spencer has launched a podcast series that goes behind the scenes at the retailer, looking at sustainability, the history of the high street and the changing world of retail.
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to join the Microfibre Consortium, which seeks to reduce the impact of micro-plastics on the environment.
Adidas is aiming to use only recycled plastics for all of its footwear and clothing by 2024, its head of global brands Eric Liedtke has said.
A total of 80 companies, including Marks & Spencer, H&M, Burberry and Primark, have made significant progress towards cutting hazardous chemicals from their clothing production by 2020, a new report from Greenpeace shows, but it highlights that more must be done across the fashion industry.
The world’s largest denim supplier, Turkish manufacturer Isko, is prioritising sustainability.
Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries.
Sustainability and ethical retailing have long been on the agenda for fashion retailers.
The EMEA president of VF Corporation, Martino Scabbia Guerrini, reveals the philosophy and strategy behind the brand owner’s sustainable double-digit growth
Carry Somers co-founded sustainable fashion campaign group Fashion Revolution following the Rana Plaza disaster. She talks to Drapers about the history of the project and its goals.
Environmental initiatives have been placed at the core of Swedish brand Filippa K, as founder Filippa Knutsson and sustainability director Elin Larsson explain
Marks & Spencer has led the way in sustainable cotton sourcing, and is now providing guidance for other retailers to follow suit
Marks & Spencer, Clarks and Tesco have joined the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner in calling for government to take stronger action to eliminate slavery in the supply chain.
French luxury group LVMH is cutting ties with Edun, the sustainable fashion label founded by U2 frontman Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.
Asos has announced plans to pilot a training programme on circular fashion for its designers in partnership with the London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
The social and environmental impact of disposable fast fashion will be investigated by MPs amid concerns about cheap clothing.
The founders of ethical womenswear brand Beulah, Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, talk to Drapers about building their brand and launching their new, Chelsea store.
Ethical footwear brand Toms has teamed up with Disney for a collaboration that celebrates “princess power”.
John Lewis is launching a pilot scheme which will allow customers to sell unwanted clothing back to the retailer.
Marks & Spencer has announced that over three quarters of its cotton has been sourced from sustainable methods for the first time.
Manny Kohli, president and owner of Canadian vegan accessories brand Matt and Nat, talks to Drapers about veganism, sustainability and pioneering future fabrics.
Exhibitors at newly rebranded London sourcing event Make it British Live reported higher footfall this year prompted by greater interest in supply chain transparency.
Drapers speaks to former Burberry and Tom Ford buyer Agatha Lintott about Antibad, her newly launched sustainable and ethically focused ecommerce site.