What we do
GoBlu is the sustainability accelerator for apparel and textile companies, providing brand-level, supply chain-level, and communications services to clients around the globe.
Our mission is to accelerate our clients’ ability to operate in a sustainable way, empowering and working with them to achieve and exceed their goals.
Our service offerings come under the following 3 pillars; Plan, Do and Share.
- Strategy Development
- Technical Knowledge Support
- Training & Education
- Factory Assessment and Improvement
- Technical Capacity Building
- Cleaner Production
- Data Management and Verification
- Technical Communication
- Sustainability Showcase
- CSR Report writing
Here are some of the ways GoBlu’s support can accelerate your ability to reach your sustainability goals.
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Build a sustainability strategy that meets your company's business goals, aligns with your sustainability ambitions and meets stakeholder expectations.
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Work with our global yet local team
GoBlu is a uniquely curated international team of sustainability professionals, bringing together decades of experience from leading fashion brands and retailers, and distinguished service providers.
- 8 professionals
- Across 7 countries
- 3 different continents
In the blog this week we have stories on Columbia’s partnership with UK National Parks, a new initiative to fight CO2 in supply chains, BSR’s new report on empowering women workers in Ethiopia, Better Work and FWF partnering on compliance, a new open access academic fashion journal, Jeanologia’s plans for Bangladesh, striking garment workers in Myanmar, Cambodia and India, Germany’s Hakro joining CmiA, Levi Strauss Foundation committing $1m to marginalised communities, and much more.
In the blog this week we have a GoBlu exclusive on managing tuberculosis in the Chinese supply chain, and stories on a sustainable gym brand inspired by Vikings, a Greenpeace critique of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, a Chinese note in Walmart clothing from an alleged prison worker, Emma Watson’s sustainable fashion posts on Instagram, a new investment fund to invest in sustainable fashion, the curious case of workers who know too much about their rights, and much more.
Dealing with tuberculosis in the Chinese supply chain: This week, GoBlu has an exclusive case study that provides lessons on dealing with tuberculosis in the Chinese supply chain. The case highlights the necessity of having procedures in place to i) ensure worker safety, and ii) safeguard public health. The case involves a major Chinese supplier to a luxury brand (neither of which are named). If you source from China, then you should read this report.
In the blog this week we have stories on Patagonia threatening to sue Trump, a new report from BCG forecasting a bleak future for sustainability in fashion, a new way to reduce the environmental impact of denim, VF’s new animal material policy, a new boot from Puma with a lower carbon footprint, Inditex’s partnership with MIT, concerns about human rights abuses in Ethiopia, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on the list of 16 best fashion companies to work for, Bestseller’s move to supply chain transparency, Germany’s quiet leader in sustainable outdoor gear, Chinese consumers’ hunger for sustainable design, Trump’s ‘buy American’ campaign ruffling fashion feathers, 11.79 billion kg of textiles dumped per year in US, EU investing €45m in sustainable garment projects, 88 workers died in Bangladesh factories last year, a new novel set in Bangladesh garment factories, the role of brands in bad factory conditions, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on two major reports ranking over 100 fashion brands on supply chain transparency, a Canadian union initiative to pressure companies on transparency, Levi’s and a labour dispute in Madagascar, factory protest at Giorgio Armani, whether fast fashion is sucking China’s aquifers dry, Walmart’s plan to reduce supply chain emissions by one gigaton, a union preventing a Rana Plaza repeat, fashion schools getting on board with sustainable fashion, a report on the reduced costs of Fairtrade cotton farming, the legal pitfalls of CSR statements, a court win for Sympatex over Gore-Tex’s PFC claims, the Rana Plaza anniversary roundup, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on the Aussie fashion brands silent on sweatshops, cow poo fashion, a shoe made from light and oxygen, the SAC’s collaboration for brand transparency, water scarcity in India threating garment industry, New Zealand companies most ethical in the world, the cost of being sustainable, the feminist side of sweatshops, 72 per cent of Bangladesh factories completing remediation work, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on ‘faux fur’ found in UK shops actually from animals, New Zealand retailer criticised over lack of ethical information, CSR reports from Timberland and H&M, grape leather, Forever 21’s legal problems, Reebok’s plant-based footwear, German brands targeted by protesters in Indonesia, Jordan’s garment alliance to support Syrian refugees, the struggle against Chinese fakes, water shortages in India and Sri Lanka affecting industry, two deaths in a Cambodian factory, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on human rights performance of the apparel sector, the launch of the Fashion for Good Centre in Amsterdam, Patagonia’s swimwear line Fair Trade certified, melting fast fashion into fabric, Emma Watson’s and Anne Hathaway’s push for eco-fashion, the launch of the FDRA’s interactive website for chemical testing for footwear, an Italian study to measure a jacket’s environmental footprint, a new campaign for health and safety in Bangladesh factories, the EU’s pressure on Bangladesh over labour rights compliance, and much more.
In the blog this week we have stories on a deadly blast at a Levi’s supplier in Cambodia, the brands turning to faux fur, H&M Foundation letting public decide on how to split money between Global Change Award winners, the Nordic Fashion Associations new sustainability agenda, how to spot ethical brands greenwashing, the consumers who don’t pay full price for anything anymore, DNA to track cotton, Indian textile units polluting a river in India, Bangladesh’s toxic leather trade, a factory fire in Vietnam, an EU warning to Bangladesh over labour rights, and much more.