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Industry Voices: Sustainable, Resilient, Equitable: How Western Hemisphere Trade Policy Plays a Role

By Beth Hughes, AAFA vice president, trade and customs policy | July 14, 2022

The United States hosted the Summit of the Americas for the first time in four years June 6–10 in Los Angeles with “Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future” as the focus. For the apparel and footwear industries, those words resonate loudly.

New Concepts@Nordstrom Launches Latest Concept 016: Pangaia

New Concepts@Nordstrom Launches Latest Concept 016: Pangaia

Nordstrom has partnered with materials-science company Pangaia for its latest pop-up shop, Concept 016: Pangaia, through its New Concepts@Nordstrom platform, which aims to discover what’s next in fashion through such partnerships. Developed and designed with Pangaia, the pop-up is the first physical retail experience in North America for the brand.

Industry Focus: Sustainability—What is the biggest accomplishment in fashion sustainability that has been achieved over the last five years and what are the next steps to expand upon it?

Industry Focus: Sustainability—What is the biggest accomplishment in fashion sustainability that has been achieved over the last five years and what are the next steps to expand upon it?

Despite its once fringe status, sustainable living has reached closer into the mainstream fashion market, and what was, in the past, a lifestyle choice has now become a necessity.

Soorty Reaches Farther Into Sustainability With New Lenzing, Haelixa Partnerships

Soorty Reaches Farther Into Sustainability With New Lenzing, Haelixa Partnerships

Beginning 2022 with fresh sustainable initiatives, Soorty, the Pakistan-headquartered denim mill, has expanded upon its vertically integrated operations in the pursuit of greener business.

Sustainability On Trend for Spring in Bella Dahl Resort Collection

Sustainability On Trend for Spring in Bella Dahl Resort Collection

Shooting its recent Resort 2022 campaign in a desert setting, Los Angeles–based Bella Dahl introduced pieces that promote comfort, beauty and sustainability and celebrate California sensibilities.

Levi’s Expands Stony Creek Plant-Based Dye Partnership in Fashion for Good

Levi’s Expands Stony Creek Plant-Based Dye Partnership in Fashion for Good

During its quest for achieving greater sustainability in denim, industry pioneer Levi Strauss & Co. has expanded its work in plant-based, pre-reduced indigo development as it continues its efforts with Stony Creek Colors and reported progress from its recent partnership with Fashion for Good.

MycoWorks Raises $125 Million in Series C Funding

MycoWorks Raises $125 Million in Series C Funding

San Francisco–based biomaterials company MycoWorks announced it has secured $125 million during its latest funding round.

Brilliant Earth and Tacori Join Forces on Bridal Fine-Jewelry Collection

Brilliant Earth and Tacori Join Forces on Bridal Fine-Jewelry Collection

Two California-based leaders in fine jewelry have launched a new bridal collection ahead of a wedding season that the brands estimate to be the largest since 1984.

AG Jeans Partners with Tulip to Scale Organic Customer Relationships

AG Jeans Partners with Tulip to Scale Organic Customer Relationships

Tulip, a provider of cloud-based retail mobile solutions, has announced a partnership with sustainable denim and knitwear company AG Jeans.

WVN Launches With Eco Focus on Responsibly Made Fashion

WVN Launches With Eco Focus on Responsibly Made Fashion

Approaching sustainable-clothing manufacturing with greater commitment, industry veteran Kate Fisher recently launched WVN through an eco mindset and appreciation for garment artistry.

Seaweed Yarn Maker AlgiKnit Launches Innovation Hub in North Carolina

Seaweed Yarn Maker AlgiKnit Launches Innovation Hub in North Carolina

New York–based startup AlgiKnit has announced the opening of its innovation hub in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

Fashion for Good Cooperative Launched by Ecovative With PVH, Bestseller

Fashion for Good Cooperative Launched by Ecovative With PVH, Bestseller

Mycelium-technology company Ecovative has announced the launch of its Fashion for Good international sustainable-fashion cooperative, as Bestseller and PVH Corp. joined as founding members.

Marque Luxury Opens Re-commerce Hub in Houston

Marque Luxury Opens Re-commerce Hub in Houston

Marque Luxury has announced the opening of its newest Re-commerce Hub in Houston designed to cater to the needs of current and future wholesale partners in the region.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Book Inspires Change in the Fashion Industry

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Book Inspires Change in the Fashion Industry

Leaders from across the fashion industry have joined together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to create a new book that aims to inspire a transformation of the fashion industry.

Soorty Launches Newest Denim Laundry Innovation

Soorty Launches Newest Denim Laundry Innovation

Pakistan-based denim company Soorty has announced its newest innovation, Zero Stone, which aims to revolutionize traditional denim stonewashing.

Newsmakers 2021: Sustainability Continues to Expand Its Reach and Meaning

Newsmakers 2021: Sustainability Continues to Expand Its Reach and Meaning

Pushes toward sustainability across industries and within fashion reached a higher level over the course of the year as apparel businesses examined how they source, create, sell and promote their goods. While sustainable approaches to business practices have been examined at greater length over the last decade, the meaning behind sustainability has also evolved.