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How Tiffany, Chopard and Boucheron are adding an ethical shine to their gemstones

How Tiffany, Chopard and Boucheron are adding an ethical shine to their gemstones | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sustainability is a core value of the Chopard business, and in March co-president Caroline Scheufele announced that the brand would be using 100 per cent ethical gold in all of its jewellery and watches by July. It is the first major player in the industry to make such a commitment as part of the “Journey to Sustainable Luxury” programme it introduced in 2013. Tiffany, Forevermark and Boucheron have also taken an increasingly ethical approach to the sourcing of precious materials.
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Fast fashion hurts workers and the environment, British lawmakers told

Fast fashion hurts workers and the environment, British lawmakers told | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Britain should pressurise fashion brands to design clothes that pollute less and are easier to recycle to reduce fast fashion's environmental impact, experts told lawmakers on Tuesday. Demand for cheap garments is also leading to poor working conditions and exploitation in global supply chains, the Environmental Audit Committee was told at the first hearing of its inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry. 

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Human trafficking, essentially modern slavery, happens all around the world, even in developed countries and poses risks to companies across all industries. At the same time, however, businesses are in a unique position to help eradicate human rights violations, improve millions of lives globally and protect their operations by implementing sustainability collaborative platforms.

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UK fashion retailers and law enforcement agencies to partner on tackling modern slavery

Some of the UK's largest fashion retailers, including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer (M&S), have committed to work with law enforcement bodies to help identify and act on cases of modern slavery in the textiles industry.
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Apparel and Footwear Firms Sign AAFA-FLA Pact Against Forced Labor 

Apparel and Footwear Firms Sign AAFA-FLA Pact Against Forced Labor  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) are seeking to raise the bar on how workers in the industry are treated. On Monday, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” emphasizing a commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear and travel goods supply chain. Developed together by both associations, the commitment represents a proactive industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers at all levels of apparel and footwear manufacturing.

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Creating a more transparent supply chain has long been a focus of the apparel and footwear industry, and removing the possibility of forced labor is a major part of these efforts. Businesses are in a unique position to help eradicate human rights violations, improve millions of lives globally and protect their operations by implementing sustainability collaborative platforms.

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