Fashion & Apparel CSR News

Patagonia and Fair Trade USA Announce Responsible Manufacturing Partnership

Patagonia to be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel; inaugural collection available in Fall 2014.
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VENTURA and OAKLAND, Calif.,  October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, is proud to announce its plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.

H&M Employees and Customers Invited to Prioritise Support from H&M Conscious Foundation

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October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In the coming years, the H&M Conscious Foundation will address three global issues with the help of half a billion SEK, donated from the Stefan Persson family. Now, the foundation is giving H&M employees and customers the power to decide which three issues to be supported. Starting tomorrow, October 22, everyone can place their vote at

Climate Counts Heads North in Search of Great White Hope

Register today for Live Webcasts from Polar Bear Country

Register today for LIVE Broadcasts from Polar Bear Country October 30 and 31

Pink Pits, Bedazzled Bras and Recycled Cards to Raise Money for the American Cancer Society in October


Pink is everywhere, shirts, shoes, water bottles, etc. all in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness. However, thanks to the support of Caesars Entertainment, it will appear in places and in ways you would never expect; everywhere from poker tables to Battle of the Bra fashion show auctions across North America. This marks Caesars Entertainment’s second year seeking to raise awareness of preventative health and treatment of breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Kenneth Cole Debuts ID Bracelet To Encourage Customers To “Be Awear”

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New York, NY, October 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Fashion designer and social activist Kenneth Cole introduces six additional AWEARNESS bracelets to encourage and inspire individuals to get involved and make a difference.   Available at and select Kenneth Cole stores, 100% of the net profits from the sale of the bracelet will be donated to AWEARNESS, the Kenneth Col

Kenneth Cole and Amy Levin of CollegeFashionista

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October 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - WHO: Kenneth Cole and Amy Levin of CollegeFashionista

BSR Receives US$625,000 Grant from Disney to Expand Financial Inclusion Initiative in Asia and Latin America

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San Francisco, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ —The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.

Bombas Socks' One-for-One Model Helping to Warm Feet — and Hearts


New York-based startup Bombas Socks is poised to revolutionize the sock industry while spreading its message of pushing yourself to “Bee Better.”

Two years ago, after learning that socks are the more requested clothing item at homeless shelters, founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg decided to create a company based on the TOMS shoes plan: One for One.

Oliberté Manufactures the World’s First Fair Trade Certified™ Footwear

Fair Trade USA certifies Oliberté factory in Ethiopia
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OAKVILLE, CAN., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/  — Oliberté, maker of sustainably produced leather shoes and bags handmade in Africa, is the first footwear manufacturing facility in the world to be Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. Oliberté opened its factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2012 to produce high-quality products in a work environment that values workers’ rights and fair wages. Passing Fair Trade USA’s audit process means that Oliberté is now shipping the world’s first Fair Trade Certified shoes to its retailers worldwide.   

My 3-Step Strategy for Longer-Lasting Clothes

Own, trade, and restyle your duds to keep them around — and looking good — longer. Wallet, wardrobe, and world will all thank you.

With two daughters that are 3 years apart, I am lucky that my clothing budget for kid number two is significantly reduced.


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