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Damit Ihr etwas zu lesen habt, haben wir unseren Newsletter “Fashion, Textiles & Sustainability” No. 7 jetzt schon fertig gestellt (er ist besser als je zuvor).

Hier sind die Highlights auf Englisch:

  • Harsh and interesting critique by Ulrich Thielemann on what he calls the „market logic“, which, he argues, dominates our thinking. Thielemann used to be the vice director of the business ethics institute in St. Gallen, and according to my information was dismissed one day – after criticizing Swiss tax policies in the German Bundestag. He argues that markets must be embedded into societal values, otherwise the stronger will win and suggests that only global politics can do this. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Newsletter Fashion, Textiles & Sustainability No. 6 (16.4.2012)

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Newsletter Fashion, Textiles & Sustainability No. 6 (16.4.2012)

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NEWSLETTER FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY NO. 5

Dear reader

Here are some highlights from our Newsletter Fashion, Textile & Sustainability No. 5:

  • The CCC Germany published the report „Im Visier: Discounter“ about the working conditions of Aldi’s suppliers in Bangladesh and calls for protests against Aldi. At the same time, labour rights groups and trade unions have signed an MoU with the US based company PVH (owner of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein) to improve safety at their suppliers in Bangladesh. Another report was published by the CCC „Deadly Denim“ about Sandblasting in Bangladesh. To show alternatives, we published our „Good Jeans Guide“ and Grünemode.de published two detailed reports about K.O.I and HIUT.
  • Greenpeace updated its „Dirty Laundry Report“, arguing that even in Europe much more toxic waste gets into the rivers that you would believe.
  • Transfair Germany awareded the Fairtrade Award to the discounter Lidl (second price), which was heavily criticized. NGOs or newspapers like the TAZ questioned, whether a discounter should be awared such a price.
  • The recommendable Insider Guide on Cotton and Sustainability by MCL Global and Ecotextile News can now be bought for 25 Pounds and the Austrian consumer magazine KONSUMENT tested Leathershoes, focussing on „ethics“, and TextileExchange updated the Global Recycling Standard.

If you have any wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us ms(at)netzwerkfairemode.com

Kind regards

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NEWSLETTER: FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY NO. 4

Dear reader

These are some of the highlights in our Newsletter Fashion, Textile & Sustainability No. 4:

  • This excellent 45 Minutes NDR-documentary on the production of jeans in China (in German): Der Preis der Blue-Jeansprovides you with an understanding of the current practices of jeans production in China. Simply put, they are shocking.
  • So why not engage in the Nice Consumer project, which issued a quite comprehensive Research Summary and Discussion Paper.  You can read it before the conference on the 2nd of May in Copenhagen at the Fashion Summit – and we also recommend the two upcoming web-conferences of the NICE consumer project that are open to all.

  • Worth while reading is also the recent study by KPMG, which indicates that external environmental costs of 11 key industry sectors doubled every 14 years. And you might also read the 6 page report by Eurosif & Bank Sarasin on sustainability in global supply chains.
  • Sweatshop campaigns are not sleeping: SOMO published a preview of their report „Still captured by cotton“ in which they report about labour abuse in the South-Indian Garment Industry. The Playfair Campaign 2012 caught up Adidas, Nike and Puma in an abuse scandal showing their workers in Bangladesh are beaten, verbally abused, underpaid and overworked. And an ILSR report indicates Walmart’s greenwashing.
  • Unfortunately, improvingn the situation in the factories in e.g. Bangladesh is not easy. The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that the collaboration between German retailer Otto and Muhammad Yunus to construct a social project is threatening to fail completely.

If you have any wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us ms(at)netzwerkfairemode.com

Kind regards

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NEWSLETTER: FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY NO. 3

Our Newsletter “Fashion, Textile & Sustainability” No. 3 links you to news in 18 different categories. Here are some examples of the news from the last 2 weeks: The industry-run plattform fibre2fashion issued a new secion on „defining sustainable fashion“ – in which they present various opinions on sustainability in fashion. The London 2012 Play Fair Campaign celebrated some successes: production sites of Olympic 2012 products are now transparent. Puma released its methodology on sustainable accouting. IÖW published a ranking on sustainability reporting. The Guardian discussed whether consumers should be the only ones paying for a fairtrade. According to Reuters, London fashion students hail green as the new black, and in the SZ Magazin Vivienne Westwood provides some nice answers to sustainable fashion. We link you to some reports of the London and New York fashion shows. UN Guiding Principles on B&HR call for inputs and UNGC & NICE announce to release a new, comprehensive standard for the fashion industry. SAI was declared to represent Cotton Made in Africa. And finally, there are two new movies on the issue, more than 20 workshops and 3 jobs waiting for you. By the way, these beautiful Hetty Rose shoes were shown at the London Fashion Week.

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NEWSLETTER: FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY NO. 2

This bi-weekly newsletter aims at people that are interested in sustainability, textiles and fashion – like fashion companies & CSR managers, NGOs, trade unions, journalists, researchers, students of sustainable fashion and many more. It presents a collection of links to intersting news issued during the last two weeks around „fashion, textiles and sustainability“.

Some highlights for this issue:

  • News on WORKING CONDITIONS had a strong focus on the People’s Tribunal in Cambodia which took place at the beginning of February; RFID & data security problems was an issue in Germany, child labour etc.
  • Regarding TRANSPARENCY you can read an inspiring interview with Bruno Pieters, the founder of the probably most transparent company in the world.
  • ENVIRONMENT reports that Nike tried waterless dyeing, and some news on upcycling.
  • CONSUMERS & MARKETING reports again indicate that consumers want sustainable clothes & that sex sells (no real news, but an interesting story about Abercrombie). SLOW FASHION looks at Orsola de Castro, the founder of Estethica and at a new „swopping“-trend.
  • COTTON brings TE’s outlook for 2012 & some market reports.
  • You find reports about FAIRS in Berlin, New York, London and Biofach in Nürnberg – and news about REPORTS on child labour, nanotech, label-evaluation…
  • SCIENCE news with interesting articles on scaling up CSR & private / public regulation by UNRISD & ITC etc. Finally, a JOB offer and a lot of dates to save – and much more below…

If you have any interesting news for the newsletter, please send us an email: news (at) netzwerkfairemode.com. Kind regards NETZWERK FAIRE MODE & KernKommunikation

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