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    Crocs makes sustainability pledge


    Crocs has pledged to have net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and to this end it will be increasing the sustainability of its materials, changing its packaging and investing in “resource use” and “product afterlife solutions.” The American brand is modifying the composition of its shoes’ main ingredient, Croslite ...

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    Li & Fung collaborates with Canopy to protect forests


    Li Fung , the Hong Kong-based supply chain management company, has joined forces with an environmental organization, Canopy, to help protect forests. The company says it will collaborate with its brand and retail customers to better protect forests through responsible material sourcing as well as sustainable product ...

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    Vollebak introduces sweaters made from old bulletproof vests and firefighting gear


    Vollebak , a five-year-old British brand of sustainable men’s sports and adventure wear, is launching a line of sweaters made from old bulletproof vests and firefighter suits. The Garbage Sweater is made from 70 percent recycled meta-aramid and 30 percent recycled para-aramid fibers. Firefighter suits are typically made of ...

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    New database for microfiber shedding and standardized tests


    After a joint effort of The Microfibre Consortium ( TMC ) and its members, a wide database, called the TMC Fibre Fragmentation Data Portal, and a globally aligned and standard test method have just been released to help determine the level of microfibers shed from fabric ...

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    Sportmaster invests to popularize sports lifestyles in Russia


    Sportmaster , the biggest sporting goods retailer in Russia, says it has built 825 sporting grounds in 76 Russian cities to make sports more accessible and popular for local citizens. The eventual target is to ramp up this figure to 1,000 sporting grounds in 100 cities. Sportmaster said that ...

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    Patagonia Works and Sympatex make the top list among B Corp companies


    Every year, B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corps companies in terms of their contribution to the economic and social well-being of the communities in which they operate. These companies are named “Best for the World” as their scores in the five impact areas evaluated on the B ...

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    Gym+Coffee releases trunks made of ocean plastic


    The Irish athleisure brand Gym+Coffee has released a new swim trunk made entirely of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean. Maverick Swim Shorts come in three colors – turquoise, navy and maroon – and retail for £40 (€47-$55).

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    Nike and ukactive launch Open Doors campaign, to help vulnerable young people during the summer


    Nike is supporting ukactive , a not-for-profit body of members and partners across the physical activity and fitness sector in the U.K. Together, they want to engage vulnerable young people in sport and physical activity during the summer holidays by making school facilities across four major cities available. ...

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    Lululemon partners with LanzaTech for first fabrics from recycled carbon emissions


    Lululemon has teamed up with LanzaTech to create what they claim to be the world’s first yarn and fabric derived from recycled carbon emissions. LanzaTech, a biotech company that uses biology and big data to create climate-safe materials and fuels, works with India Glycols and Far Eastern New ...

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    Fila releases tennis collection designed by Oliver Spencer


    Fila is releasing a sportswear collection designed by the British designer Oliver Spencer and inspired by a combination of the brand’s own history in tennis apparel and the Wes Anderson movie The Royal Tenenbaums . For this collection, Spencer has developed a terry-towel corduroy dyed in Fila’s ...

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    Adidas partners with Common Goal to help undeserved communities


    Adidas has announced a long-term partnership with Common Goal to promote lasting social change among under-served communities and create a better and more inclusive future through football. Common Goal’s members pledge 1 percent of their earnings to a central fund, allocated to high-impact organizations that harness the power ...

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    Lululemon uses mushroom-based material for yoga accessories


    Lululemon Athletica is making use of Mylo , an alternative leather material, for a yoga mat and detailing on two bags. Mylo, produced by Bolt Threads , is made with mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus, found in mushroom roots. The Canadian sportswear company said that it would ...

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    TNF, Timberland and Vans get high marks for transparency


    Three VF Corp brands – The North Face ( TNF ), Timberland and Vans - ranked high in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index published by Fashion Revolution , a global activism movement that is pushing for greater disclosure in fashion supply chains, warning that progress ...

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    Ellesse partners with Patta to promote inclusivity in tennis


    Ellesse has announced a three-year partnership with Patta , a global streetwear brand, which aims to change the perception of tennis, making it more accessible for everyone regardless of their socio-economic background. The partnership will kick off with a community-based tennis tournament in the U.K., called “ City Slam ...

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    Salomon announces sustainability goals around its sports marketing efforts


    Salomon is committing to improving the environmental impact of its in-person events, athletes and ambassadors. The brand has outlined specific sustainability-related goals to meet by 2025, touching both the protection of local nature and the overall emissions related to sports marketing. The brand’s two-pronged approach around events and ...

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    Brooks has a new climate plan


    Brooks Running has announced a “2030 planet strategy,” with new sustainability targets, to “achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.” In addition to converting factories to renewable electricity, the brand and its suppliers plan to use low-impact dyeing processes for textile yarns and source materials with recycled contents. The ...

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    New series recommends best practices to eliminate child labor in the supply chain


    GoodWeave International , a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by the Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and with offices in Washington DC and Oxfordshire, England, has released its “ Best Practice Series to Eliminate Child Labor in Global Supply Chains ” as a resource in connection with the International ...

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    Patagonia signs a multi-year agreement with Infinited Fiber


    Patagonia has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Infinited Fiber Company , a Finnish circular fashion and textile biotechnology company, to guarantee access to its regenerated textile fiber, called Infinna . The virgin-quality fiber comes with the soft and natural look and feel of cotton. It is made from ...

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    On switches to recycled packaging


    Source: On SS21 Sustainable Packaging On Running is changing its packaging by using 100 percent recycled materials. The Swiss company says it expects to save 40 tons of ink, paper and plastic as a result, equivalent to about 160 tons of CO² per year. ...

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    iRocker and Life is Good partner on co-branded SUPs designs


    iRocker , an outdoor sports and lifestyle brand specializing in inflatable paddle boards, and Life is Good, the American brand of lifestyle clothing, have teamed up on two new co-branded designs of inflatable stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), featuring optimistic art and messages from Life is Good. The boards, designed ...