Celebrating Dynamic Shifts in our Industry

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Celebrating Dynamic Shifts in our Industry

Working in sustainability, there is always more to learn, more to change, more to do, and more to solve.  This is why it is especially important to take the time to pause, look around, and celebrate the successes and the transformations we have collectively achieved. 

Several transformative trends have stood out over the past year, and we’d like to take a moment to celebrate these dynamic shifts with you, to show you the impact your work is having, to inspire you to examine how you might apply these principles in your own work, and to highlight the direction our industry is headed.

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Adding Human Insights to Data Analysis

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Adding Human Insights to Data Analysis

A TED talk reminded us of the value of looking beyond quantitative data points and incorporating the human perspective. We share our insights, what we see as GoBlu’s role in the Oracle/Guide paradigm, and invite you watch this thought-provoking presentation, called “The Human insights missing from big data.”

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Interview: Has the industry progressed in using safer chemicals?

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Interview: Has the industry progressed in using safer chemicals?

A special interview with our Co-Founder, Lars Doemer, explores how our industry has progressed when it comes to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our supply chains. He discusses the link with transparency, what he thinks has been the greatest game changer in recent years, and how consumers are able to engage around chemicals.

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Week 41 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 41 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on ActionAid Myanmar, Adidas, the Alta Gracia factory, Archroma, Artistic Milliner, ASOS, Bestseller, Culver Duck, Danish Fashion Institute, Dindigul Cotton Textile Mills, Eileen Fisher, Everlane, Fashion Tech Labs, Gap, Gildan, Global Fashion Agenda, Guess, H&M, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, Hugo Boss, iFixit, Inditex, Indorama Venture, IndustriALL, Ivanka Trump, Jeanologia, Kathmandu, Kering, Kleiderei, KnowTheChain, Lacoste, L’Herbe Rouge, Lenzing, Marchi & Fildi, Mekong Club, Novotex, Nudie Jeans, Orange Fiber, Patagonia, Pesticide Action Network UK, PETA, Primark, Rag & Bone, Reformation, re:newcell, Saitex International, Sans Soucie Textile and Design, Solidaridad, Stella McCartney, Target, The Fashion Law, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Trevira, U.S. Denim, Vaude, Vav Technologies, VF, Worker Rights Consortium, WWF, and many more.

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Week 40 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 40 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Aldi, Amazon, Apolis, ASDA George, ASOS, Benetton, Burton, C&A, Clean Clothes Campaign, Country Road, FashionEx, Fashion Revolution, Fashion Tech Lab, Fillipa K, Foot Locker, H&M, Inditex, IndustriALL, International Labour Rights Forum, KappAhl, Leather Naturally, Lidl, Lindex, Madi, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, MJ Bale, Modern Meadow, Nike, Odd Molly, Organic Cotton Colours, PaCT, PAN UK, Reformation, SAC, Sainsbury’s, Solidaridad, Spindye, Sports Direct, Stella McCartney, Superdry, Tchibo, Tesco, TK Maxx, Toms, T-Shirt Printing UK, Uniqlo, White Stuff Clothing, Worker Rights Consortium, WWF, and many more.

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Week 39 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 39 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Adidas, Aditya Birla, Arthur George, Auscott, Bravo Tekstil, C&A, Debenhams, Dolan Group, Eileen Fisher, Fabletics, Good American, Grasim, Guess, H&M, Ideal Textile Mills, Inditex, Ivanka Trump, Ivy Park, J.G. Boswell, Kendall + Kylie, Kering, Kids Supply, Kingfisher, Leather Working Group, LVMH, Mango, Next, Oritain, Patagonia, Project Just, REI, The Kylie Shop, Vivienne Westwood, Welspun, Yeezy, Zara, and many more.

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Week 38 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 38 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Abercrombie & Fitch, Aldi, Amazon, Aquafil, Asda, Bad Decision Adventure Club, Burberry, Control Union, Cotton Incorporated, E-Leather, Eco-Age, Eileen Fisher, Esquel, Ethical Fashion Guatemala, Gap, Gareth Pugh, Greenpeace, Guess, H&M, Hanes, IndusriALL, International Labour Organization, International Organization for Migration, JCPenney, Jeanologia, Kohl’s, Levi’s, Li & Fung, Marks & Spencer, Next, Nicopanda, Nike, Otto, Patagonia, Polartec, Q-Point Fashions, Quantis, RAN, Reformation, Target, Tesco, Threadsol, Timberland, Tory Burch Foundation, UNI Global Union, Uniqlo, Vaude, VF, Walk Free Foundation, Walmart, Worker Rights Consortium, WWF, and many more.

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Week 37 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 37 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Aldi, Amazon, Banana Republic, C&A, Canada Goose, Cotonea, Covestro, Danone, David Jones, Giorgio Armani, Groceries Apparel, H&M, Levi’s, Nordstrom, Nuvi Nomad, Patagonia, Pinterest, PrimaLoft, Primark, Ralph Lauren, REI, Stella McCartney, Superdry, Tchibo, The North Face, Topshop, Twin Dragon, Unifi, Zara, ZDHC, and many more.

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Week 36 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 36 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Arket, Berry Apparel, Better Cotton Initiative, C&A, Cheap Monday, China Water Risk, Christion Dior, DyStar, Fashion Revolution, Forever 21, Gabriela Hearst, Gap, Givenchy, Grabit, GIZ, Gucci, H&M, Hanes, House of Fraser, Kering, LVMH, Marks & Spencer, Nan Fung Group, Nantai Garment Factory, Nike, Patagonia, Project Just, PVH, Rana Plaza, Sohel Rana, Software Automation, Tianyuan Garments, Teng Xun Ltd., Yves Saint Laurent, Uniqlo, WWF, and many more.

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Week 35 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 35 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Arket, Asos, C&A, Calvin Klein, Cordura, Dr. Martens, Everlane, Express, Guess, H&M, Haesong, House of Fraser, Inditex, Jeanologia, Lee, M&S, Modern Meadow, New Look, Nike, Patagonia, Rana Plaza, Stahl, Tommy Hilfiger, Uniqlo, Vaude, Willbes & Co., Wrangler, WWF, and many more.

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Summer hiatus for August

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Summer hiatus for August

The fashion sustainability week in review will be on hiatus until Wednesday 30 August, when we will resume regular weekly updates. 

The GoBlu team will continue to provide a full range of consulting services, so please contact us if you require any assistance. 

Stephen Frost, editor, The fashion sustainability week in review.

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Week 28 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 28 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories referencing Adidas, American & Efird, Applied DNA Sciences, Asos, Better Work Jordan, BGMEA, Bonmarché, Brachi Testing Services, Brave GentleMan, Britacel Silicones, Bureau Veritas, Burberry, C&A, Caulfeild Apparel, Center for Business and Human Rights, Changing Markets Foundation, Clean Clothes Campaign, Cotton On, Fibria, Field to Market, G-Star, H&M, HEMA, Hugo Boss, IndustriALL Global Union, Intertek, INT International, Kering, Marks & Spencer, Mulitfabs, Nike, Nygård, O’Neill, Outland Denim, PETA, Primark, Saint Laurent, Scottish Leather Group, SER, SHB Garments, Spinnova, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Tong Hong Tannery, University of Leeds, US Department of State, VF, Wrangler, Net-a-Porter, Zara, ZDHC, and many more.

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Week 27 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 27 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories referencing Aldi North, Aldi South, Ann Taylor, Backus, the Bangladesh Accord, Bestseller, BGMEA, Birla Cellulose, Burberry, C&A, C&A Foundation, Canopy, Carrefour, China Labor Watch, Danish Fashion Institute, Esprit, Fjällräven, G-III Apparel Group, Gildan, Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co., Gloria, Goodluck Textile Market, H&M, Hansae, Helly Hansen, Hüren, ILO, Inditex, Ivanka Trump, Karl Lagerfield, Kendall + Kylie, Khaadi, Kik, Kmart Australia, Laborlink, LC Waikiki, Lidl, Lima Water and Sewerage Service, Lindex, Li Qiang, Littlewoods, Loblaw, Mulitfabs Limited, N Brown Group, Norges Bank, Otto, Papelera Trupal, PETA, Primark, PVH, Rainforest Alliance, Rexholm, Schmidt Group, Specialty Fashion Group Australia, Standard Chartered, Target, Target Australia, Tchibo, Textile Exchange, Tory Burch, US Department of State, Verité, Wibra, Zara, and many more.

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Week 26 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 26 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories referencing DyStar, C&A, Cotton Blossom, Partibha Synte, KhappAll, Indiska, Cotton On, World Bank, Human Rights Watch, Beks Sock and Underwear Factory, Tchibo, M&S, Nike, Asics, Puma, Arthur Huang, Reformation, ASOS, COS, John Lewis, New Look, WRAP, Ted Baker, UNIQLO, SACOM, Cone Denim, KnowTheChain, Belle International, Adidas, VF (Timberland), Hugo Boss, Kering (Gucci, Bottega Veneta), Prada, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein), Ralph Lauren, Under Amour, K-Mart, International Fashion Royal Co., Aquafil, Stella McCartney, Katunayake FTZ, Hirdaramani Garments Katunayake, The Burberry Foundation, The North Face, Stella McCartney, Esprit, Nudie Jeans, Michael Kors, Target, the IFC, Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Inditex, Salvatore Ferragamo, Loewe, Ivanka Trump, C&A Foundation, Patagonia, Human Rights Watch, Worldwide Value, GIZ, the BGMEA, and much more.

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Week 25 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 25 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on a new report on microplastics, the ITUC’s ten worst countries for workers, questions over wool as an ethical choice, concerns over T.J. Maxx’s labour practices, over 100 brands now naming suppliers, the ripple effects of India’s cattle slaughter crackdown, research that says best firms lose most on ethical issues, a capital injection into Sewbot, a garment employer filing charges against workers, titanium white to be classed as a carcinogen, and much more.

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Week 24 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 24 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on a new report linking brands to viscose polluters, life in an Indonesian factory producing for Ivanka, a new report on mitigating child labour risks in Turkish cotton, a new program for gender equality in the supply chain, radical pricing transparency, a call for the EP to investigate Bangladesh factories, child labour in India, turning autumn leaves into dye, a factory death in Cambodia, more suspensions by the Alliance in Bangladesh, and much more.

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Week 23 - The fashion sustainability week in review

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Week 23 - The fashion sustainability week in review

In the blog this week we have stories on another company going fur-free, climate change and fashion, an opinion about the missing factory inspectors in China, Nike’s issues with US colleges, a trade union problem in Madagascar for two brands, ZDHC’s launch of new tools, the rise of the vegan leather market, death of an Indian mill worker, a fire in a Chennai textile showroom, and much more.

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Pulse of the Fashion Industry: A GoBlu exclusive summary

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Pulse of the Fashion Industry: A GoBlu exclusive summary

Pulse of the Fashion Industry: Last month, the sustainability pulse of fashion was rated by professionals at an anemic 32/100, and described as ‘weak’. The score is derived from the first ever comprehensive framework for pragmatic, concrete and economical action with regard to sustainability for the fashion industry. Although we think it should be required reading for every manager in the industry today, we're aware that at 134 pages long, most people don't have time to do so. To make it more digestible, this analysis condenses the main findings in less than three pages.

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