In a move to meet growing consumer demand for products that promote wellness, Target has introduced “Made to Matter — Handpicked by Target,” a new collection from its leading natural, organic and sustainable brands. The discount retailer announced Wednesday that it has challenged seventeen of… Read MoreRead More Read more
With the rise of performance textiles, sourcing the best fabrics can take an activewear brand on a worldwide shopping spree. While design is important when creating a garment or shoe, so are other attributes like sustainability, technology, innovation and, of course, cost.
For Pam Theodosakis, founder of yoga, swim and climbing apparel brand prAna, manufacturing decisions revolve around conserving energy and water as well as closely monitoring chemical use. Much of the line is crafted with organic cotton, natural fibers and recycled materials.
Footwear brand Cushe is focused on comfort and unique details. By conforming to the footâ€™s natural shape, Cushe shoes provide protection and stability for the tired toes of surfers, skiers and BASE jumpers aprÃ¨s-adventure.Read More Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have honored 127 organizations for excellence in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The retail recipients for 2014 include Sears Holdings Corporation, Kohl’s Corporation and Hanesbrands Inc. Winners were selected from… Read MoreRead More Read more
Retail’s largest brands, H&M and Inditex-owned Zara, have pledged to stop using ancient and endangered forests to make rayon and viscose clothing. The retailers have partnered with environmental organization Canopy in a new initiative called, “Fashion Loved by Forest,” designed to address the increasing impact… Read MoreRead More Read more
Made of yarns spun from the retted fibers of the flax plant, linen fabrics practically pre-date the history of apparel. With a slubby texture, cool touch, inherent breathability, and semi-permanent wrinkles, linen was the fabric of choice for gentlemen’s warm weather shirts and suits, demure… Read MoreRead More Read more
Sustainability standards have grown considerably in recent years and, in turn, production of sustainable commodities like organic cotton has seen record growth in terms of market share. In a recently released report titled, “The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014: Standards and the Green… Read MoreRead More Read more
With an increasing number of brands and retailers uniting around the idea of creating more sustainable supply chains, Sustainia, an initiative aimed at implementing sustainable solutions to business practices, is now directing its efforts to the fashion industry. Every year, the organization puts out Sustainia100,… Read MoreRead More Read more