Sustainability news 021217

Sustainability news 021217

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I’m hoping I will find some time this weekend to read the new report from The Ellen McArthur Foundation; A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future identifies the fashion industry’s current take-make-dispose model as the root cause of its environmental problems and economic value loss. If you’re not that into long reports this article has some good highlights.

In other sustainability news

I really like this view on millennials’ shopping habits.

A power plant in Sweden has replaced its use of coal with H&M clothes that can’t be sold. I’m not entirely sure this should be called a sustainable solution, but at least the clothes don’t end up in landfills.

Speaking of clothes going to landfills; One garbage truck full of textiles gets landfilled or burned every single second of every day of the year. (insert horrified emoji).

A new (to me) brand making clothes out of banana waste.

Due to a rise in the minimum wage denim factories in Los Angeles are struggling to stay alive. Can we please talk about the “somewhere someone is paying” concept when it comes to buying cheap fashion? #justdontdoit

Key data from WRAP’s new survey asking people in the UK about their attitudes and values towards buying, using, and disposing of clothes.

2018 is just around the corner; will H&M deliver on its promise to pay a living wage to the workers in their supply chain by 2018?




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