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Social Goods | Anti-Pollution Skincare Is Too Expensive, ASOS to Train Designers in Circular Fashion

This week, anti-pollution skincare is said to be unaffordable to those who need it most, while ASOS launches a sustainability training programme for designers.
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  • Kristina Ezhova

Anti-Pollution Skincare Is Too Expensive for the People Most at Risk (Racked)
"Anti-pollution products often leave out the people that need them the most: the low-income communities that historically have shouldered the burden of industrial pollution worldwide. Marketing anti-pollution skincare to city dwellers leaves out millions of rural residents who tend to breathe a disproportionate amount of agricultural-related pollution."

ASOS Launches Sustainable Fashion Training Programme for Its Designers (Harpers Bazaar)
"The pilot course ticks off one of the 2020 Circular Fashion Commitments that Asos pledged to achieve at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2017. The aim of the initiative is to help the fashion company eventually produce sustainable items using end-to-end design techniques."

Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Walmart over 'Impeach 45' Merchandise (Vox)
"Walmart has joined the ranks of Keurig, Starbucks, and the NFL as the target of a conservative boycott push. At issue: apparel calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. The items are from third-party sellers that use Walmart's e-commerce platform to market and sell their products. They sign up to advertise their products on Walmart's website, and Walmart gets a commission on sales."

Is the Chinese Luxury Market's Appetite for Leather Sustainable? (Jing Daily)
"Hermès is just one of the brands having trouble sourcing quality hides. There are few animals coddled enough to produce the high-quality leather luxury brands require. The shortage raises questions about whether luxury brands can maintain their existing standards, and at what cost to the environment, and to animal welfare."

Rethinking Sustainability in Light of the EU's New Circular Economy Policy (Harvard Business Review)
"The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey, and Accenture believe that enabling circular economies will lead to trillions of dollars in savings and is a particularly significant step in protecting the environment. Yet many companies face serious challenges when it comes to executing on a circular economy strategy."

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