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FCA Creatively Reuses Fabric and Seat Belt Remnants

FCA, one of the most sustainable automotive groups in the world, is contributing daily to the transition to a circular economy
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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.

Empowering Women Through Design

Ethical fashion brand Raven + Lily joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to improve women’s lives through ethical and eco-friendly fashion.
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Austin, Texas, January 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – US-based social enterprise Raven + Lily has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to provide market access and sustainable livelihoods to over 2,000 women from impoverished communities.

Factories Ask Their Workers the Honest Question, “How Do You Feel About Your Job at This Factory?”

Ten leading brands connect with 110,000+ workers to assess and reduce turnover in China.
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2016 Report: Trends in Worker Voice and Job Satisfaction

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2016 Report: Trends in Worker Voice and Job Satisfaction

Patagonia Debuts New Short Film on Fair Trade Apparel

Fair Trade: The First Step
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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.

Celebrate Fair Moments + Win a Fair Trade Room Makeover from West Elm!

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Did you get dressed today? Eat a meal? Sip a cup of coffee or tea?  Most of us can say “yes” to at least one of these questions.  We do these things day in and day out. They’re a part our routines. 

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

Material becomes coats for the homeless, car parts and air filters
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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.

H&M Amongst Top 3 Detox Companies According to Greenpeace

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Greenpeace has released the Detox Catwalk 2016 report, showing fashion companies’ progress towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the fashion value chain. H&M stands in the best category thanks to our work in the supply chain for a stringent chemicals management.

Recycling Water Bottles Will Never Go Out of Style

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.
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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. 

A New Kind of Climate Change Graphic

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Urgency. Not panic, but a healthy sense of urgency. That’s what we need.

Remember a couple of posts back when I talked about the linkages between food waste and climate change? I wrote in that post that everything we can do to reverse climate change, we should do. I also wrote that I was going to say that a lot more often.

The 2016 Fair Trade Mother's Day Gift Guide

Give Gifts that Empower Moms across the Globe!
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time to find that perfect gift for Mom, a gift that shows her just how special she is.  And while that “I <3 Mom” mug that you got her last year was cute, why not make this year’s gift Fair Trade Certified™ and spread the love to moms and women across the globe?

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