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Levi’s dreams big to lead change in the fashion industry

Levi’s dreams big to lead change in the fashion industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

By 2025, the world’s oldest jeans brand plans to manufacture all of its products from recycled cotton. It would be the first company to do so.
So in just eight years, the family-run US$4.5 billion firm will stop using cotton sourced from cotton fields to make its famous 501s, relying instead on old clothes from people’s closets.

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Great to see leaders in the industry striving to use sustainable approaches in their business.

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Fairtrade Foundation and TfL announce five-year uniform partnership

Fairtrade Foundation and TfL announce five-year uniform partnership | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The five-year deal will make TfL the first UK company and public sector body to source cotton under Fairtrade’s new Cotton Sourcing Programme, which aims to deliver more market opportunities for cotton farmers to sell on Fairtrade terms.
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Great effort towards a more sustainable sourcing in the public sector and encouraging for cotton farmers to see their efforts rewarded fairly.

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Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

An estimated 46 million people are living as slaves, according the 2016 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, which said Uzbekistan - the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter - Turkmenistan and Tajikistan were forcing people to work in the annual cotton harvest.
Over 264 brands have signed up to a global pledge set up by the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), run by the California-based charity As You Sow, vowing not to use Uzbek cotton until the government stops using forced child and adult labor.
"I think many consumers would be appalled to contemplate the notion that their garment they're wearing could be the product of human trafficking," Hayward said.

EcoVadis's insight:

There are rising concerns about the global cotton industry using child and forced labor in harvesting and during the production process. Do you face similar issues in your supply chain?

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