All CSR & Sustainability articles

  • Boohoo
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    Boohoo appoints independent supervisor to monitor supply chain changes


    Boohoo has appointed Brian Leveson , a retired senior judge, to provide independent oversight of its Agenda for Change program, launched to deliver “long-lasting and meaningful change” to its supply chain and its business practices. The e-commerce and fashion fashion company came under fire after allegations that it ...

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    Legero obtains top certification for environmentally-friendly new headquarters


    Legero United , the Austrian-based footwear group that markets brands such as Legero, Superfit , Vios and Think , was awarded the highest certification by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management (ÖGNI). The company’s new headquarters in Feldkirchen, named the Legero United Campus, have a ...

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    Teva collaborates with Chrishabana


    Teva ’s spring/summer 2021 collection will include a footwear line designed in collaboration with Chrishabana , a jeweler in New York City. Called Heavy Metals , the line comprises four revisions – with barbell piercings and pearls – of Teva’s Universal Sandals and is to celebrate trans people and ...

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    Deckers Brands highlights CSR goals and achievements


    Deckers Brands has released its Creating Change FY20 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report , in which the group highlights its achievements toward its sustainable development goals during the reporting year from Apr. 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Deckers owns a portfolio of footwear, apparel and accessories brands for ...

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    ​Sustainable financing becomes fashionable


    The French fashion group Chanel in September became the latest company in the business to make use of sustainable financing, an increasingly important accessory in the portfolio of companies that are looking to lower their environmental footprint. Chanel offered €600 million in “sustainability-linked” bonds to finance the achievement ...

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    Higg to launch Open Data Portal to validate brands’ sustainability claims


    At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit , technology company Higg Co has unveiled its new Open Data Portal , introducing sustainability transparency to the apparel industry at a global scale. Expected to launch in 2021, the new portal, developed in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), will feature ...

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    Lenzing, Covestro help spearhead Renewable Carbon Initiative


    Materials producers Lenzing and Covestro are among 11 companies from six countries that recently joined forces to launch the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI). The initiative, under the leadership of German research institute nova-Institute , aims to phase out the use of fossil fuels for all organic chemicals ...

  • PETA

    Sioux, Puma, Adidas, Buffalo, Jenah St. take top honours at PETA Germany’s Vegan Fashion Awards 2020


    Sioux , Puma , Adidas , Buffalo and Jenah St. are among the winners of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Germany’s Vegan Fashion Awards 2020, announced last week. Aimed at promoting animal-friendly and environmentally conscious fashion, the animal rights organization’s awards were presented this ...

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    Texon unveils new 100% recyclable insole tech


    Texon , the producer of materials for the footwear industry, has unveiled a new insole technology that is based on 85 percent recycled polyester (rPET) and is 100 percent recyclable. Texon Ecoline is produced with a special fusion-bonded process that enhances the internal bond structure of the material’s ...

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    New Tencel fibers receive CarbonNeutral certification


    Under the Tencel brand, the Austrian firm Lenzing is releasing Lyocell and Modal fibers that have received CarbonNeutral certification. In other words, they comply with the carbon-neutral protocol set up – originally in 2002 – by Natural Capital Partners . In Lenzing’s summation, “the emissions associated with ...

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    Merrell releases eco-friendly undyed line


    Merrell ’s new line, the Undyed Collection , has white, undyed uppers made of partially recycled mesh and outsoles made of natural rubber. According to the brand, when measured against factory-supplied averages, the Undyed Collection saves about 80 percent of the water and 50 percent of the energy expended in ...

  • Chanel

    Chanel issues €600 million in green bonds


    The fashion house Chanel placed €600 million in sustainability-linked bonds, or green bonds, that will finance the achievement of carbon reduction targets outlined in its Mission 1.5° plan. The company aims to halve its own emissions by 2030, cut the greenhouse gas emissions of its supply chain by 10 ...

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    Reebok to release a plant-based running shoe


    In October, Reebok will be releasing the Forever Floatride Grow , a running shoe with uppers derived from eucalyptus trees, midsoles from sustainably cultivated castor beans, sock liners from bloom-algae foam and outsoles from plant rubber. According to Footwear News , the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has conferred ...

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    Footaction sponsors a reggaetón documentary


    Footaction is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month – from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 in the U.S. – with a “platform” called La Música . It is in fact a short documentary, available online through social media, on four musicians of the reggaetón genre: Myke Towers , Brytiago ...

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    Burberry launches maiden sustainability bond


    Burberry has priced its inaugural sustainability bond. The £300,000,000 (€330,000m-$390,000m) bond will bear an annual coupon of 1.125 percent and is due Sept. 21, 2025. The U.K. firm indicated that it is the first sustainability labeled bond issued by a luxury fashion company. It will diversify Burberry’s sources ...

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    Keen donates up to $20,000 to wildfire relief efforts


    While devastating fires in the states of Oregon, Washington and California on the U.S. west coast threaten and destroy lives, property and nature, the footwear brand Keen has decided to donate 1 percent of its U.S. sales from , up to a total of $20,000, to relief programs. ...

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    Vivobarefoot obtains B Corp certification


    Vivobarefoot has obtained B Corporation certification, which is granted to businesses that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose,” according to B Lab , a non-profit organization that manages the certification scheme. Vivobarefoot was founded ...

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    LGBTQ collections become mainstream for the fashion, sportswear industry


    The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer) fashion market has been growing over the last decade. In recent years, an unprecedented number of mainstream brands have begun to release LGBTQ collections.

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    Salomon introduces a recyclable sneaker and sets up a recycling network


    After three years of research and development, the French outdoor brand Salomon has presented the recyclable Index.01 running shoe, which will be on the market from February 2021. “To create the Index.01, we had to construct a shoe using only two materials that could later be separated ...

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    Timberland announces ambitious sustainability goals


    Timberland has not only announced that it wants to plant 50 million trees around the world over the next 5 years, but also to create a net positive impact on the environment by 2030. The latter, most ambitious goal includes that the VF Corp. -owned brand wants all of ...