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September 4, 2012
In the past several years, the fashion industry has faced intensifying criticism about its environmental footprint and has once again reacted both on a brand level, with many brands establishing their own sustainability commitments and strategies, as well as on an industry-wide scale with initiatives such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition or the NRDC’s Clean by Design campaign. More recently, however, sustainability leaders in the fashion industry have begun moving beyond their initial reactive response towards proactively addressing environmental concerns right from square one of the value chain: design.
July 31, 2012
In the sustainable fashion dialogue, we often hear that the fashion industry and its consumers are simply not ready to address environmental issues. Yet, in reading a recent report published by WRAP U.K. on sustainable fashion consumption, I was pleasantly surprised.
May 8, 2012
The fashion industry is poised to establish a new trend of sustainable consumption. Here, we look at the opportunities and challenges revealed during BSR's work with the Danish Fashion Institute on cultivating the NICE Consumer.
April 24, 2012
Should the supply chain management of tomorrow move beyond a "do no harm" approach and collaborate with suppliers to promote the health, happiness, and livelihood of workers? BSR helped Levi Strauss & Co. figure out how this future might be possible.
April 17, 2012
In the past several years, the number of eco-labels for products and services has grown dramatically. Nonetheless, easy-to-understand, consistent, and comparable information about the environmental impacts of products is not readily available to consumers. Based on work BSR recently completed in the electronics industry, we examine some of the successes and challenges still to overcome in eco-labels.