Patagonia x Supertex Make a Case for Fair Trade
October is designated National Fair Trade month and Patagonia’s partnership with its Colombian factory Supertex serves as a prime example of how investing in Fair Trade offers a wide range of social and eco benefits. (Read More)
Leather Industry Calls for Higg Score Suspension
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an updated version of the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) in August which leading leather organizations believe treats leather unfairly, stating... (Read More)
Taking polyester recycling beyond bottles - SAYA RSCUW
Discerning consumers have come to expect at least some percentage of recycled content in the apparel or gear they purchase, and they readily show their support of their favorite sustainable brands with their wallets. Designers have upped their standards as well, wanting recycled content to include performance enhancements including antimicrobial treatments, stretch and more vibrant color. As a result, manufacturers are finding recycled PET has become a commodity. (Read More)
Supplier Update: Launches, Collabs & Eco Efforts
Taiwanese fiber/textile manufacturer Nan Ya Plastics has launched a new brand called SAYA based on R&D focused on new sources for recycled fibers and defined by strong, more consistent recycled fibers with functional attributes targeting the performance marketplace. (Read More)
In My View: Most Sustainable, Really?
They say “three’s the charm,” but in the newsroom “three’s the trend.” At least that’s what I was taught from a top editor in my early days of reporting and a rule of thumb that continues to hold true. So when I heard Annie Agle of Cotopaxi describe a recent collection done in partnership with... (Read More)
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