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Social Goods | Microplastic, Sustainable Apparel, FTC Takes On Shinola

Social Goods is a weekly roundup of the most important news at the intersection of fashion and ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Microplastic | Source: Flickr/Oregon State University
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  • Kate Abnett

"Despite the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, There's a Lot You Don't Know About That T-Shirt" (The Guardian)
"An ambitious effort by a global apparel industry group to measure the social and environmental impact of making clothes and shoes has yet to deliver on its promise."

"How Your Clothes Are Poisoning Our Oceans and Food Supply" (The Guardian)
"New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic fabrics are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals"

"FTC Takes Action Against Shinola, Suggests 'Where American Is Made' Slogan Be Dropped" (Hodinkee)
"Today, the FTC took action against the largest of all American watch companies, Shinola, instructing them to make major changes in their marketing collateral and products."

"Macy's Reaches Tentative Deal with Workers to Avert Strike" (Reuters)
"A union representing workers of Macy's Inc in New York has said it reached a tentative agreement with the department store operator for a new four-year contract, averting a strike that was set to begin."

"Hey Ladies, Your Favorite Brand Is Probably Run by Men" (Marketplace)
"Many well-known brands come from companies that have little to no female representation within their leadership, according to a database released Tuesday."

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