The New(s) Standard: April 4th, 2017
Join Zady as we count down to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day Initiative’s Count to 50 campaign is marking the occasion by providing super simple ways to go green. You can make a huge impact in just a few minutes. Join the millions of people who want to make a positive change at countto50.org
Fashion x Rainforests
Did you know that trees are in our clothing? This year, 120 million trees will be cut down to make rayon, modal and viscose - the semi-synthetic fibers found in much of our apparel. These fabrics are made from wood pulp often sourced from ancient and endangered forests. Read about how brands are committing to “rainforest-free clothing” and how the industry is working towards a more sustainable solution to this devastating problem on Racked. Learn more about Fashion x Rainforests on Zady.
Are Companies Receiving Too Much Credit for Supply Chain Transparency?
A new report published by New York University’s Stern Business Center for Human Rights suggests that supply chain transparency, while a positive step forward, may not have any real impact on the fair treatment of workers within those supply chains. Read the full article on QZ.
Fighting for our National Parks
Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia, is standing up to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s recent signing of legislation to rescind the Bears Ears national monument. By organizing the outdoor retailing community and leveraging its economic power in the state, Patagonia is leading the fight to keep public lands in public hands where they belong. Read the full article on GOOD.
Quick Read: Do Labels Matter?
A glimpse into the labeling practices of brands - specifically in the luxury space. Learn which brands are transparent about their manufacturing locations and which brands don’t seem compelled to disclose or provide transparency. Read the full article on The Business of Fashion.