Shelf Life

Who will end fast fashion?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
Shoppers browse through racks of clothing at a department store in 2010 in New York City.
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Sustainability, while fashionable, is a challenge for the industry

by Lindsay Christinee May 15, 2019
The drive for environmental sustainability will need to pick up if it is to match the industry's rapid growth.
A craftwoman passes by pieces of leather on October 12, 2018 at the Louis Vuitton leather work factory in Juilley, western France. Fashion giant LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committing to an ambitious set of environmental goals.

Tree bark transforms into fashion in Uganda

by Kimberly Adams Sep 9, 2015
Designers are pushing the boundaries of uses for 'bark cloth.'

Levi's launches 'trashy' line of jeans

by Adriene Hill Oct 16, 2012
Wearing the new jeans, made with 20 percent recycled plastic bottles, may say as much about your commitment to the environment as your taste in fashion.

A green Gucci?

by Eve Troeh Nov 18, 2011
The parent company of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent plans to track the profit and loss associated with the environment impacts of its luxury brands.
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