Hey there, planet pals! 🌎 Today, we’re tuning in to World Environment Day 2023, and guess what?

It’s not just about the green thumbs and globe trotters out there! We all have a part to play, you and me both, in keeping Mother Earth healthy and thriving. And hey, who says it’s all big, scary stuff?

Little changes in our daily lives can make a big difference too! Let’s chat about that and share some inspiring words and messages to spread the eco-love with our friends and family.

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Our choices in fashion and shopping impact women and girls worldwide. We must support garment workers by proposing new EU legislation to end poverty wages and ensure a living wage for all. The Lawyers Circle Network and activists are leading this initiative.

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Biological diversity, or biodiversity, encompasses the differences among living organisms from various sources such as land, water, and other ecosystems and the ecological systems in which they exist. This includes variations within and between species and ecosystems, as defined by the United Nations.

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Restoration activities improve biodiversity, air and water quality, and economic autonomy. Planting trees, rehabilitating coral reefs, and rewilding forests are common restoration methods aimed at achieving long-term environmental and community benefits.

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With 100 tonnes of clothing from the west discarded every day in Accra, ‘fast fashion’ brands must be forced to help pay for the choking textile waste they create, environmentalists say.

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The luxury industry has been subject to criticism for its negative impact on the environment and local communities. The production of luxury goods involves:

The intensive use of natural resources.

The emission of greenhouse gases.

The generation of waste and pollutants.

Additionally, the production of raw materials for the luxury industry can have negative effects on local communities, such as labor exploitation, deforestation, and contamination of water and soil.

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Gifting Brands, a non-profit shopping platform, has announced that it has selected the Fashion Impact Fund as one of its chosen charities to donate a portion of its proceeds towards workforce development programs for women in the fashion industry. This initiative is part of Gifting Brands’ ongoing commitment to improve the lives of women, children, and families through a unique consumer shopping experience.

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Eilish was criticized for looking boyish early in her career. Now that she’s embraced more feminine clothing, she’s being accused of selling out.

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Great news,Macy’s Inc. said earnings will be weaker than previously expected for the full year, underscoring the uncertainty around US consumer spending through the remainder of 2023.

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As incumbents like Adidas and Nike grapple with a cooling market, niche players and newcomers have an opportunity to flourish.

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Pepkor Holdings Ltd. replaced the head of its Ackermans unit after Africa’s largest clothing retailer posted a drop in first-half earnings as it failed to get the right summer fashion mix.

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Shein is getting buzz, but how sustainable is fast fashion as a business model?

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Many brands are utilizing AI-powered analytics tools to enhance their capacity to measure environmental impact due to new government regulations. However, obtaining precise data to support these evaluations is still a challenging and predominantly manual task.

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While fashion brands have been quicker than most to adjust to the various disruptions of the past few years, there remain some challenges brands must tackle if they are to prosper in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.

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Tech trends dominating the fashion startup industry are also making the power players change how we work in fashion and consume it .

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Researchers uncover personality traits that guide fashion choices.

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The athleisure brand sees a ‘runway for growth’ even as incumbents like Nike target its consumer base. Vogue Business visited Lululemon’s Vancouver HQ to speak with CEO Calvin McDonald about his strategy.

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PFAS have been found in a wide variety of garments such as rain jackets, hiking pants, shirts, and yoga pants and sports bras made by popular brands like Lululemon and Athleta.

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