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Sustainability and Apparel Supply Chain Issues

Mar 15, 2024

Filter By Fabric: Empowering Informed Fashion Purchase Decisions

By 2030, 73% of clothing is projected to be of synthetic, plastic origins (Trunk et al., 2021). It’s undoubtedly of great global concern that our synthetic clothes will haunt our planet for up to 200 years, long after our lifetimes, to leave a disastrous environmental legacy inherited by our grandchildren and beyond.  

Dec 8, 2023

Circular Fashion Tomorrow: Leading Fashion Brands’ Eco-Forward Moves – Part 2 

Part 1 of the series covered the EU’s circularity legislation for the textile sectors. As discussed, the adverse environmental impacts of a linear fashion system are evident in the limited rates of reuse, repair, and fiber-to-fiber recycling of textile products (European Commission, 2022). Following Part 1, this article will explore the initiatives implemented by fashion brands in the realms of recycling, reuse and repair (Table 1). 

Nov 17, 2023

Circular Fashion Tomorrow: EU’s Government-Led Legislative Mandates – Part I

With growing ecological concerns, fashion companies bear increased responsibility for environmental sustainability. A linear system in fashion production, distribution, and utilization is the underlying cause of negative environmental impacts. 

Sep 20, 2023

Greenwashing: Behind the Scenes of Sustainable Fashion

With growing concerns about environmental problems, today’s consumers are increasingly conscious of sustainable consumption and fashion companies have been making efforts to adopt environmental claims to live up to consumers’ expectations. 

Oct 9, 2022

Supply Chain Transparency: Why it Matters and Who Leads?

Supply chain transparency is the disclosure of provenance, sustainability, and product-related information to consumers, governments, NGOs, and others. However, only disclosing this information is not enough for brands and retailers to take responsibility for the whole supply chain. For this, it is required to verify the disclosed information through recording, retrieving, and tracing in a documented form, which is referred to as supply chain traceability. 

Sep 21, 2022

Traceability in the Apparel Supply Chain: Technology is an Enabler

By combining the new technologies with communication through an interactive map, QR code, or NFC-enabled label, the apparel supply chain becomes traceable and transparent, which facilitates sustainability.