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The North Face Releases Global Responsible Down Standard

Standard to be a holistic tool for any organization seeking to source down more responsibly
Press Release

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
Press Release

WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna

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

Subaru Hauls Trash with United By Blue

Subaru kicks off a second summer of waterway cleanups with ocean-friendly apparel brand United By Blue
Press Release

CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. and lifestyle apparel brand United By Blue will kick-off a second year of waterway cleanups.  United By Blue (UBB) removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product sold. With the help of Subaru, UBB will host four cleanup events this summer.  The all-wheel-drive Subaru Outback will serve as the official UBB cleanup vehicle. 

CBSR EVENT: Sustainable Consumption - The Rise of the Aspirational Consumer

Press Release

May 22, 12:45 PM - 6:30 PM EST, (In-Person) - Register

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 501, Toronto

May 22, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Webinar only) - Register

Increasing Global Demand for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence

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Recently proposed legislation to address conflict minerals in the European Union and Canada are just the tip of the iceberg in the landslide of demand for global adoption of legally and socially responsible sourcing practices.  As a result, key executives at the world’s most recognized companies are embracing a new era where supply chain transparency is no longer an option, but a requirement by the court of law and the court of public opinion.

The North Face Clothes the Loop Program Gives Old Clothes New Life

The North Face retail stores take back clothes from any brand, in any condition, for recycling into new products, raw materials or resale
Press Release

February 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today, The North Face announced its Clothes The Loop recycling program, an initiative designed to reduce the amount of clothing and footwear that goes to landfills. Through a partnership with I:CO USA, the Clothes The Loop program extends the lifecycle of apparel and footwear deposited by consumers by reusing items or reverting them to basic materials for manufacturing. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated that roughly 22 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste ended up in landfills.

WWF and H&M Develop New Cutting Edge Water Strategy

Taking water stewardship to the next level within the fashion industry
Summary: 

Conservation organisation WWF and fashion company H&M have entered into a three year global partnership. Side by side, a new H&M water strategy has been formed which is a game changer in the fashion industry, as it takes the whole supply chain into account and goes far beyond the factory lines. 

Press Release

Conservation organisation WWF and fashion company H&M have entered into a three year global partnership. Side by side, a new H&M water strategy has been formed which is a game changer in the fashion industry, as it takes the whole supply chain into account and goes far beyond the factory lines. 

Magnetic-Receptive Materials Transform Walls in to Dynamic Spaces for Learning

Press Release

(3BL Media) Mendon, MA - August 7, 2012 – Visual Magnetics® (@VisualMagnetics), developer of the revolutionary Visual Magnetics Graphic System™ that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with high-quality print media, today announced that the School of Visual Arts in New York City has incorporated a range of Visual Magnetics materials in the construction of an Innovation Lab that will be the heart of its new Des

Co-Creating Brand Values Through Patagonia's Common Threads Initiative

Blog

By Allison McGuire

For many years, Patagonia has been a leader in creative corporate social responsibility strategies. They have fearlessly waded into the deep unknown with experiments regarding supply chain transparency, recycling initiatives, and sustainability practices. Not surprisingly, their Common Threads Initiative is said to enhance eco fashion, raise awareness of clothing waste, and encourage consumers to…buy less?

Yes, Patagonia is encouraging consumers (a word meaning people who consume) to consume less. Uselessers, perhaps?

H&M Releases Conscious Actions Sustainability Report 2011

Today, H&M publishs its Conscious Actions Sustainability Report, marking ten years of sustainability reporting at H&M.
Press Release

(3BL Media) April 12, 2012 - Highlights from the report are

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