Patagonia’s CEO is Ready to Lead the Corporate Resistance to Donald Trump (Huffington Post)
"Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump administration, vowing to 'take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast.'"
Could the UN Succeed in Making Cultural Appropriation Illegal? (Fashionista)
"This week, delegates from almost 200 countries gathered for the meeting of the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization. The goal was to lay down potential legal ramifications for those who "borrow" aesthetically from indigenous cultures without those cultures benefitting."
Ivanka Trump Shoes Slated for Production at China Factory Despite Brand's Denial (The Guardian)
"Three detained activists, who worked for New York-based NGO China Labor Watch, were preparing to release a report that showed a host a labor violations at the factory, which also makes shoes for brands such as Coach, Karl Lagerfeld and Kendall + Kylie."
Our Jeans Are Ruining the Planet, but This Company Wants to Fix That (Racked)
"Indigo dye long predates the industrial revolution, but the traditional plant-based kind is too unpredictable for the enormous, consistent dye lots that major clothing companies require. Sarah Bellos’s mission is to change that."
Millennials are Making it Luxe to be More Ethical and Environmentally Aware (Quartz)
"Sustainability is a growing priority for these customers, and an urgent imperative for upscale labels. One that will only become more critical as they increasingly look to younger customers who grew up steeped in “aspirational” culture."