In 2016, companies made enormous strides in materials innovation. From Patagonia's spider silk jacket to Adidas's biodegradable shoes, organizations are continuously pushing the envelope making their products more sustainable. Now, one company is taking that a step further, incorporating more sustainable materials while also creating a positive impact on communities.
SCS Global Services Licensed by Textile Exchange as Third-Party Certifier to Standard
EMERYVILLE, CA., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ –Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). In this role, SCS is now authorized to conduct independent certification assessments of wool production under the “Farm Scope” of the standard.
FCA, one of the most sustainable automotive groups in the world, is contributing daily to the transition to a circular economy
In recent decades, demands on the planet’s resources have increased to a level that now represents a significant threat to our environment. Our economy is also highly dependent on our ability to manage these finite resources. As such, the transition to a circular economy – and away from the traditional “take-make-dispose” or “linear” economy – is vital to a sustainable future.
On a mission to increase the use of sustainable materials in its footwear, apparel and accessories, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland reveals six eco-conscious picks for the 2016 holiday giving season. This collection, designed and manufactured with Timberland’s commitment to the environment in mind, builds on the aggressive environmental product standards the company announced and implemented earlier this year.
The next step in sustainable production is the circular economy, says Eco-Chick.com founder and editor Starre Vartan. That means leaving behind today’s make, use, dispose model to create products transparently and with less impact. Such products will be built to last, but can be transformed, recovered or even used to improve the environment at the end of their life.
You may be familiar with the “Fair Trade Certified” symbol and its assurance that some of the money spent on a bag of coffee or bar of chocolate goes directly to its producers and stays in their community. Patagonia, in partnership with Fair Trade USA, now makes clothes that provide the same benefit.
Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
DETROIT, August 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles.
In the fashion and auto industries, recycling water bottles into ballgowns or car parts is the latest trend to follow the push to reuse paper, plastic and electronics.
When the actress Emma Watson stepped onto the red carpet in a gown made of repurposed water bottles at the Met Gala in early May, she established both the versatility and the durability of a new trend in recycling.