H&M: Gaining Influence Over Cotton

“To continue our efforts to play as full a role as possible throughout our operations, we have made sustainability the responsibility of all departments in the company. This means that we move further towards integrating social and environmental concern into the daily decision-making for everyone at H&M,” says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO, H&M in the company’s […]

IKEA to Use Only Better Cotton

Presenting its Sustainability Report 2010 , Swedish company IKEA has pledged to switch to 100% better cotton by 2015, committing itself to using sustainable cotton that adheres to Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) standards. “Our engagement has continued to generate very encouraging results, despite devastating floods in Pakistan, and the share of more sustainable cotton in […]

H&M Organic Cotton Use Jumps 77 per cent

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) used 15,000 tons of organic cotton, over three times its targeted amount, in 2010, says the company’s Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2010. H&M says that it used more organic cotton than ever before, far exceeding its goal of 4,500 tons. According to the report, this increase of 77 percent compared […]

Anvil: From Sustainable Cotton to Sustainable Business

Sustainability is a defining element of the future of the apparel industry, says Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil Knitwear in a report in Just-Style. Firms must find new ways to do business, and new ways to bring products to market that use recycled and sustainable materials, “because you can’t possibly believe that the world can […]

IKEA Increasing Engagement for More Sustainable Cotton

IKEA, the world‘s largest home furnishing retailer, in its 2009 Sustainability Report “The Never Ending Job” drives home its commitment to using sustainable cotton and lays out is strategic approach to Cotton Challenges. According to the report, “Cotton is one of our most important raw materials, and we want the cotton used in our products […]

A Photographic Journey To Kutch Cotton Farmers

The popular Kala Ghoda Festival features a special photo exhibition by actor and photographer Parvin Dabas this year, according to a Shop For Change Press Release. The photos will be on display from the February 6th to 14th at the Army Navy Building, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai. Here’s how the photo collection is described:  “Cotton […]

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