While December was marked by holiday shopping and pandemic-related restrictions, sustainability efforts in the industry continued unaffected. These initiatives combined not only reduced the environmental impact but also made sustainability more accessible. Recycled products and platforms that facilitate sustainable or secondhand buying were the most prominent on the product front. Companies made public their sustainability goals for the next year and were rewarded. We showcase sustainable initiatives for December 2021.

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Collaboration & Innovation Levi’s teams up with Stony Creek Colours to develop denim dyeing systems

Stony Creek Colors and Levi’s have teamed up to conduct performance trials using different denim dyeing systems. Stony Creek Colors will provide pre-reduced IndiGold dye to selected Levi’s denim mills for the first time. They are aiming to learn more about shade application, and have garments dyed in IndiGold available for sale by the end of 2022 or early 2023.

Sustainable Brand Platform partners up with RG Showroom in support of brand sustainability

Sustainable Brand Platform (SBP), a platform that encourages sustainable practices in the industry, has partnered up with RG Showroom, Milan-based to offer brands services to raise awareness and promote further communication about their sustainability efforts. Through the provision of tools, this partnership will help brands to work on their sustainability measures and commitments. The Sustainable ID Card, the first tool to be made available, was designed to help brands communicate their achievements to stakeholders in a transparent and effective manner. The Sustainable ID Card allows buyers and consumers to view detailed information about the brand’s sustainability journey.

Remake’s 2021 Accountability Report rates 60 fashion companies

Remake, a non-profit organization, has revised its approach to holding the industry responsible. Remake 2021 Fashion Accountability report has a new brand assessment process. It allows companies to score up 150 points. This is in addition to not celebrating unrealistic goals and targets. It is focused on six criteria: sustainability, governance, traceability and commercial practices, as well as wages and wellbeing.

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