The European Outdoor Group has added two more guides to its sustainability library, “The Recycled Down Guide” and “The Chemicals in Textile Production Guide,” which are available for download on their website. A third guide, “The Recycled Wool Guide,” is still in development and is expected to be released late March.
February 28, 2018
The Sustainable Fashion Academy in Stockholm is arranging what they call the world’s first online course in sustainable apparel. The course Sustainability Fundamentals will be held at three different times, with start dates on 29 January (Term 1), 3 April (Term 2) and 17 September (Term 3).
January 18, 2018
From February to May 2018, Europe's biggest clean-up event will take place throughout the continent. The campaign “Let's clean up Europe,” which has been organized by the European Commission since 2009, aims to inspire activists and organizations across Europe to come together and collect garbage.
January 05, 2018
In a move that its makers claim will reduce audit fatigue and improve performance benchmarking, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has launched an updated version of its transparency tool known as Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM). The self-assessment module is used by 8,000 businesses globally.
December 15, 2017
In conjunction with America Recycles Day, Unifi Inc. introduced the Repreve Champions of Sustainability Award on November 15. The award acknowledges companies that produce sustainable products using Repreve performance fibers made from recycled PET bottles. 2017’s winners will be announced at the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, USA.
December 1, 2017
The Swedish retailer Naturkompaniet decided to do their own version of Black Friday – no sales or discounts, but instead a free cup of coffee to every visitor. And also free waxing of their trekking boots, to those who wanted. With 32 stores around Sweden, Naturkompaniet is Scandinavia’s largest outdoor retailer.
November 24, 2017
The down manufacturer Downlite has announced three new down-fill products for 2018. These innovations, known as Re/charged down, Repreve-down blend, Wool-Down Halo, feature traceable wool and GRS certified recycled down and polyester, and are said to provide unprecedented performance for 100% recycled materials.
November 23, 2017
The Antarctic nations fall short on marine protection, claims Greenpeace. To put pressure on the governments, Greenpeace now launches a campaign to create the “largest protected area on Earth”, and protect whales, penguins and other wildlife. The Antarctic Sanctuary, in the Weddell Sea next to the Antarctic peninsula, would be five times the size of Germany.
October 27, 2017
As part of Patagonias Worn Wear program, the company opened a Pop Up thrift shop in Berlin (Mitte) for only one day in October, to resell used and repaired garments - no matter which manufacturer they came from. Aim of the action was to create awareness that wearing clothes as long as possible helps to minimize environmental impact.
October 14, 2017
Sympatex has introduced a PFC and PTFE free, 100% recycled and recyclable membrane that generates 50 times less C02 than a comparable PTFE membrane. It is now also carbonneutral, thanks to an offsetting program in the Kasigau ildlife Corridor in Kenya.
Oktober 23, 2017
The survey “Measuring the Dutch Clothing Mountain” carried out by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) found that a Dutch wardrobe typically contains 173 items of clothing, of which no less than fifty items have not been worn during the past year. Also, forty items of clothing are thrown away by each person every year.
September 19, 2017
Stockholm becomes an international meeting point for sustainability experts in August, when the city is hosting two large conferences in the same week – Resilience 2017 as well as the International Conference on Sustainability Science. At the same time, the public festival Stockholm Act offers exhibitions, films, concerts and more around the same topics.
August 21 – 27, 2017