The textile, clothing, and fashion industry is exceedingly resource-intensive, and this challenges triple-bottom-line sustainability. A sustainable business model perspective is required to go beyond incremental improvements and reconceive how businesses should operate to drive system-level sustainability.
This section goes further in identifying key design elements and underlying strategies that uphold the systems thinking approach and assist both research and practice that help develop and improve existing business models.
A Harvard College and Harvard Business School graduate, Shilla Kim-Parker saw an opportunity that would aid in the reduction of pollution in the fashion landscape and at the same time help local small businesses survive in a fiercely competitive, ... Read More
An interesting interview on FashionUnited with Charles Gorra, CEO of Rebag, puts the spotlight on the resale market for fashion item.
From being a poor cousin to mainstream fashion just a few years back, second hand seems to be gaining a... Read More
In Sep 2019, a new and important study on CEO attitudes came out, and it sheds light on how chief executives think about sustainability and other global challenges. Written by Accenture and the UN Global Compact, “The Decade to Deliver: A Call t... Read More
This excellent analysis from the global consulting firm McKinsey, based on a detailed industry survey it conducted in 2019, puts the spotlight on sustainable sourcing for the textile and apparel industry.
Its analysis is based on dimensi... Read More
With stores in India and New York, and multiple clothing brands, fashion designer Anita Dongre is a celebrity feminist powerhouse in the fashion industry.
In this interview with the Economic Times, she shares her views on sustainable fas... Read More
Marco Bizzarri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gucci, an iconic brand, spoke to UNEP (UN Environment Programme) about how he is changing the company’s sustainability practices, his suggestions on where to focus on for greenhouse gas mi... Read More
A new study from the World Economic Forum found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030. The Future of Nature and Business Report provides blueprints for businesses to tap into a $10.1 trillion business opportunity... Read More
It's easy to dismiss fast fashion companies' statements of sustainability aspirations, as their core positioning seems to be antithetical to the concept.
But if the market and customer aspirations change, so should the companies, whether... Read More
A tool released in Jan 2020 aims to push textile companies further toward sustainability, by enabling them to align material choices with Sustainable Development Goals.
The Material Change Index (MCI) produced by the nonprofit Textile Ex... Read More
In a detailed interview with Heather Clancy of GreenBiz, the CEO of Fair Trade USA Paul Rice, spoke about some of the organization's latest activities, Fair Trade’s expansion into apparel and home guides, and the human side of sustainability. Read More
One of the most detailed reviews of how a large retailer chain plans to achieve Net Zero by 2040, a decade ahead of the UK government's own targets. In Jan 2020, it committed to investing £1 billion over twenty years towards becoming a Net Zero ... Read More
In an interesting piece on Fortune, Misha Nonoo, a NYC based fashion designer known for eponymous ready-to-wear clothing, says how the apparel and fashion industry's reliance on upfront, bulk production without precise knowledge of customer prefer... Read More
As a leader in the outdoors and athletic apparel segment, The North Face historically was not as transparent or vocal about environmental activism as its closest competitor Patagonia. That’s changing.
This report from CNN provides a de... Read More
H&M Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers has just launched a new sustainable fashion B2B service platform called Treadler.
At its core, Treadler makes it easier for fashion retailers to find high-performing factories a... Read More