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Social Goods | Pinault on Sustainability, Fashion Marches Against Trump

This week, Kering reveals its ambitious new sustainability targets for the next decade, and the fashion industry gets political.
François-Henri Pinault | Source: Courtesy
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  • Edwin Jiang

"François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chief, on Why Green Is the New Black" (The New York Times)
"'We see our efforts as strategic long-term investments, not short-term costs,' [Pinault] said, rebutting the idea that sustainability and luxury could not go hand-in-hand in an industry built on continual consumption."

"Defiant, Fashion Marches Against Trump"
"The fashion industry was out in force — online, offline and worldwide — to participate in Saturday's Women's March."

"Victoria's Secret Looks to Uncover Supply Chain Issues" (Reuters)
"Parent company L Brands said it aimed to eliminate sources of wood pulp, used to make rayon, viscose and modal, that contribute to rainforest destruction or violate the rights of local people."

"UK Workers Paid Just £3 an Hour to Make Clothes for River Island and New Look(Reuters)
"The investigation found Leicester-based Fashion Square Ltd and United Creations Ltd, where the clothes were made, paid their employees between £3 and £3.50 per hour."

"How Wearing Veja Sneakers Helps Protect the Amazon Rainforest(Highsnobiety)
"Now, Veja works closely with partners such as the state of Acre as well as actors like the WWF in successful projects like the Sky Rainforest Rescue scheme."

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