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Lands’ End Announces “Lands’ Friendly” Initiative in Celebration of Earth Day

In Industry News, Marketing, What's New by Accessories Staff

Dodgeville, Wis.–Just in time for Earth Day, Lands’ End announces its “Lands’ Friendly” #IAMLANDSFRIENDLY initiative, a mission to continually strive to be a leader in sustainability. Founded 50 years ago by Gary Comer, an active environmentalist who encouraged Lands’ End employees to be good stewards of the Earth, the company …

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Item of the Day: WeWood

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

“I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree.” The lead sentence from that famous poem resonates now more than ever. What with wide swaths of natural forest being ripped up for farming and other purposes, trees, which supply oxygen, are even on the endangered list …

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Kering Report Charts Sustainability Progress

In Industry News, What's New by Just Style

Paris—Kering is “making progress” towards reaching sustainability targets, two years after announcing a four-year program on tackling environment and social issues. ‘Clean by Design’ The owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta said its Progress Report recorded the important milestones already attained in a number of areas, as …

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National Retail Federation Honored By Environmental Protection Agency

In Industry News, What's New by Accessories Staff

Washington—On Tuesday, Earth Day, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the National Retail Federation (NRF) with its 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge in recognition to the NRF’s support for policies and practices that reduce truck emissions and enhance freight efficiency. “I commend the National Retail Federation for its level of commitment, …

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We (Heart) Hearts

In Industry News, What's New by Lauren Parker

Scottsdale, Arizona–There is definitely a movement afoot among e-commerce sites to ethnically source merchandise from global sources, preserve local artisan craftsmanship, give back to communities via fair trade practices and help the earth with upcycled materials and sustainable practices. The drawback can sometimes be that such merchandise isn’t trend-right enough …