News In Brief

Sustainability news from around the globe.

Sustainability news from around the globe.

Garment Workers Owed $39.8M in Severance for Factory Closures, Report Says

The Worker Rights Consortium believes the overall sum to be much higher given the millions of garment workers terminated globally.

Read more on WWD.

Depop CMO: ‘The secondhand market is the answer to constant newness’

On The Future of Fashion: The Innovators podcast, trends editor Lucy Maguire, TikTok influencer Tim Dessaint and Depop CMO Peter Semple join executive Americas editor Hilary Milnes for a conversation about the new trend pipeline and what brands need to know about Gen Z shoppers.

Read more on Vogue Business.

Why 50% of Fashion Execs Think Consumers Will Spend More on Sustainable Clothing

A new survey of sustainability decision-makers at 1,000 brands and retailers in the U.S. and U.K. from the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol found a sense of optimism for increased consumer spending and investment in environmentally friendly practices.

Read more on Sourcing Journal.

Leather Sourcing Gets a Sustainable Spin in New Pact

The Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) and the Oeko-Tex Association have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which the two organizations will work collaboratively across a number of areas to benefit the global leather industry.

Read more on Sourcing Journal.

How Two Unions Representing Retail Workers Are Navigating the Pandemic

Thousands of retail workers have worked with their unions to deal with furloughs, severance and safety issues during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read more on WWD.

Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic legacy is moving to the blockchain. What does that mean?

The tie-up between fashion and blockchain continues with a new Lukso partnership, including possible NFTs of Karl Lagerfeld-designed clothing.

Read more on Vogue Business.

How Will Fashion Transition to ‘Robust Circularity?’ New Report Offers Some Ideas

Accelerating Circularity Inc. has released a “Modeling and Linking Report” proposing links and material flows in a circular textile-to-textile system.

Read more on Sourcing Journal.

Why Amazon Could be Investigated for Firing Two Activist Employees Last Year

As it awaits the results of a unionization vote for 5,800 Alabama warehouse workers, Amazon also could now be dealing with yet another labor-related probe from the federal government.

Read more on Sourcing Journal.

British Fashion Council to support students with fabric donations

The British Fashion Council has announced that it is launching the Student Fabric Initiative, a collective community action project that aims to support fashion students across the UK in the face of the pandemic, while reducing waste across the industry.

Read more on Fashion United.