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M&S's sustainable cotton mission

M&S's sustainable cotton mission | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Retailers including high street giant Marks & Spencer have partnered with sourcing initiatives from around the world to call on the fashion industry to radically increase its sourcing of sustainable cotton. Uptake of sustainable cotton from the fashion industry is still only around 3% of total global cotton supply, campaign group Global Fashion Agenda’s 2018 Pulse of the Fashion Industry report shows.

EcoVadis's insight:

M&S approach is to look at each material and the challenges that come with those materials, and move them onto a more sustainable footing. The next target of M&S is to have 100% sustainable cotton by 2019.

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Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains 

Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan have been identified as ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ nation — partly due to the conflict in Syria. Greece and Turkey are additionally categorized as ‘high risk’ countries.

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Are you sourcing from those high-risk countries?

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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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