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H&M, Olivia Wilde, and Conscious Commerce Celebrate The Launch Of The Conscious Pop-Up

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New York—In honor of H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive Collection’;s pop-up store, the Swedish retail giant–along with Olivia Wilde and Barbara Burchfield of Conscious Commerce–celebrated the launch of an intimate dinner Tuesday night at Cafe Clover. Guests including Catarina Midby (Sustainable Fashion Advisor, H&M), Dakota Fanning, Jason Sudeikis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosario …

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Olivia Wilde Shows Off H&M’s Sustainable Style with Conscious Exclusive

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New York–H&M is touting its new Conscious Exclusive collection as proof that “fashion can be sustainable using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather to create stylish pieces to contribute to a more sustainable fashion future.” The collection, worn in the campaign exclusively by actress/ humanitarian Olivia Wilde, will be available …

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Kenneth Cole Collaborates with Haitian Artisans on Handcrafted Sandals

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New York— On a recent visit to Haiti on the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake, designer Kenneth Cole visited the Deux Mains sandal workshop, a grassroots social enterprise that uses upcycled tires and locally sourced leathers to make one-of-a-kind sandals. From that visit, Cole and the shoemarkers collaborated on “The Love-Haiti …

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Besides the World Cup, Brazil Is to the World’s First Sustainable Footwear

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Hawthorne, CA– While the World Cup is drawing attention to Brazil from millions of soccer fans around the globe, Cynthia Tello, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, is thinking about Brazil in another light. Tello is thinking about long-term environmental impacts. She is working with Brazilian manufacturers to develop the world’s first …

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AAFA Offers New Online Chemical Management Tool

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) launched Tuesday a new web-based collaboration solution designed to assist U.S. apparel and footwear industry companies better exchange important environmental and chemical management information through a Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) with their partners along the supply chain. The tool, which is …

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Fashion Industry Associations to Collaborate on Sustainability Issues

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Washington—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further foster collaboration on key sustainability initiatives across the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. “When it comes to tackling the serious issues of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainability, …