Fashion & Apparel CSR News

The Kenneth Cole Foundation Announces Compass Fellow Finalists for the Kenneth Cole Grants

Press Release

New York, March 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Kenneth Cole Foundation and Compass Partners have announced six finalists selected for the Kenneth Cole Grants to support young entrepreneurs working on ventures that embody “conscious consumption.” Fashion designer and social activist Kenneth Cole is awarding four $2,500 grants to members of The Compass Fellowship, an international social entrepreneurship program on nearly 20 college campuses.

Discovery Communications Empowers High School Girls With National "Say Yes to the Prom" Initiative

Discovery Employees, Industry Partners and Premier Lifestyle Brands Join Together to Make Prom More Accessible for Girls Across the Country with Mentorship, More than 1,200 Dresses, Makeup and Accessories
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Silver Spring, Md., March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Discovery Communications today announced the national expansion of its annual SAY YES TO THE PROM initiative, promoting confidence and a positive self-image for deserving high school girls. Now in its third year, SAY YES TO THE PROM invites a select group of high school girls to meet with Monte Durham, star of TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA, makeup and style experts as well as employees for mentoring, prom dress shopping and makeovers at Discovery’s global headquarters.

Wave of New Fair Trade Certified™ Products Hits Store Shelves

Fair Trade Certified products gain momentum in North American markets, helping shoppers make every purchase matter
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Oakland, CA, March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, today announces the launch of over 50 new Fair Trade Certified™ apparel and consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in the first quarter of 2014, delivering more sustainable choices to consumers. These new products add to the 300 Fair Trade Certified CPG items launched in 2013 alone. 

H&M Conscious Foundation supports UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE with SEK 180 Million

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February 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation is to support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million over  a three-year period.  

The Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Partner to Support Women Entrepreneurs With Capital and Mentoring Opportunities

Elizabeth Street Capital Initiative Launches With Initial $10 Million Investment to Grow Women-owned Small Businesses and Create Communities of Entrepreneurs Across the Country
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Feb. 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America today announced the launch of Elizabeth Street Capital, an initiative designed to provide early-stage women entrepreneurs in the United States with access to low-cost capital, mentoring support and networking opportunities to grow their businesses, creating communities of women entrepreneurs. 

H&M and WWF: Becoming a Water Steward – Year One

Press Release

January 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - H&M understands that our long-term success depends on sustainable water usage throughout our value chain, but also that water is a shared resource and a shared risk. So, one year ago H&M and WWF signed a ground breaking water partnership. Through a holistic water stewardship strategy we, side by side, strive towards new standards for the fashion industry and beyond.

The North Face Releases Global Responsible Down Standard

Standard to be a holistic tool for any organization seeking to source down more responsibly
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Alameda, Calif., January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today The North Face announced the completion of its Responsible Down Standard (RDS) which provides a global standard through which The North Face can evaluate and certify its full down supply chain. The RDS was developed in partnership with Control Union Certifications, an accredited third-party certification body, and Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the textile industry.

Pioneering Apparel Brands Lead Panel on Transparency, Responsible Sourcing and Fair Trade at Outdoor Retailer

Fair Trade USA, Oliberte, Patagonia and prAna to discuss the responsible sourcing journey
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WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna

WHAT: The Responsible Sourcing Journey: Mitigating Risk, Improving Lives and Tapping into Consumer Demand

2013 in Review: The Top CSR Trends You Need to Know


Here at Cone Communications, we spend the entire year tracking emerging CSR issues and trends. From buildings made out of 100 percent recycled materials to $150,000 fantasy gifts for a cause, companies were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change in 2013.

Kenneth Cole And Adriana Lima Help Raise More Than $60,000 For The St. Luke Foundation For Haiti

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New York, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – On December 10, designer and social activist Kenneth Cole co-hosted a fundraising event for the St. Luke Foundation For Haiti, with Adriana Lima raising more than $60,000.  Attendee’s such as Donna Karan and Paul Haggis helped raised funds to support the Foundations programs, which focus on providing medical care, education, humanitarian aid, and employment opportunities to the least served Haitian communities. 


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