Sustainability news 090917

Sustainability news 090917

If you only read one of the sustainability news I’ve shared today, let it be this one; Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world. From the article: “We are increasingly smothering ecosystems in plastic and I am very worried that there may be all kinds of unintended, adverse consequences that we will only find out about once it is too late,” said Prof Roland Geyer, from the University of California and Santa Barbara, who led the study.

It really is time we change our plastic consumption habits. Including our love for synthetic textiles such as polyester, nylon and acrylic because the Hudson River Dumps 300 Million Clothing Fibers Into The Atlantic Ocean Daily.

In other sustainability related news:

I LOVE Refomation and I listen when CEO Yael Aflalo has something to say about the fashion industry, but this time I don’t think I agree; I truly believe we need to slow things down.

A review of a new podcast favourite of mine.

Alden Wicker, founder of Ecocult, sums up why your clothes might be destroying the rainforest.

Does sustainability need to be sexy to sell? Style really is important, but isn’t it time we just took responsibility.

Why the global fashion supply chain is so complex and few tips on what you can do to change it, as a brand and as a consumer

In case you still need reasons why you should stop buying fast fashion this list is pretty helpful

Last week I shared an article about adidas and their new Speed factory. Now it seems Nike is joining in using robots in their production. I wonder how this will change the industry – and hopefully for the better.

Cheap Monday wants their Fall/Winter 2018 collection to be 100% sustainable.

How Forever 21 and other retailers avoid liability for factories that underpay workers to sew their clothes. When you buy a cheap garment; someone somewhere is paying for it.

LVMH and Kering ban size zero models. It’s about time we change the body image in fashion.

 

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