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Successful sustainability

Commitments to sustainability are no longer a niche practice in the footwear industry. In fact, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) counts more than 240 members in the apparel, textile and footwear industries, with total member revenues exceeding $500 billion. While sustainability has become an important component of competitive business, brands are still only scratching the surface. “Brands…

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The changing face of sustainability

Sustainability isn’t the highest priority for many companies or countries around the world. However, more and more seem to be pivoting on this, including heavyweights like computer manufacturers Dell and HP, as well as energy company DTE Energy. Sustainability remains a hot topic for many across the world. Not necessarily because we disagree about ways…

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PCIAW® Summit | Q&A with Cyndi Rhoades

The scope of the textile and professional clothing industry means that the issue of sustainability has long been a problem with a dire need for a solution. As one of the largest industries in the world, the professional clothing trade body has a responsibility to practice sustainability wherever possible. Using sustainable practices means that businesses…

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Striving for sustainability

When a big technology company moves to town, it often promises eco-friendly infrastructure and encourages a sustainability ethos to go along with it.  That was the idea when Amazon announced plans to bring its headquarters to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood a decade ago. It coincided with low-carbon investments the area had already been making—a…