Zara pledges 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025

July 19, 2019 by  
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This week, major fashion brand Zara announced a pledge to use 100 percent sustainable fabrics by 2025. The company also upped the ante for large-scale sustainable fashion by promising to use 80 percent renewable energy for its headquarters, factories and stores by the same deadline. “We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector,” said Pablo Isla, CEO of Inditex, the corporation that owns Zara. “We are the ones establishing these targets; the strength and impulse for change is coming from the commercial team, the people who are working with our suppliers, the people working with fabrics.” Related: H&M releases sustainable fashion line from fruit and algae Inditex is the third-largest apparel company in the world and promises that its other brands, including Massimo Dutti, will follow Zara’s example. Zara is by far the corporation’s largest brand, pulling in 70 percent of its sales, which totaled $29 billion USD last year. A major component of the sustainability plan involves increasing the offerings and sales from Zara’s eco-conscious line, Join Life. Zara also partners with the Red Cross to donate leftover stock and has an ongoing project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to innovate new ways to recycle fabrics. The announcements come after increased pressure from consumers worldwide who seek sustainable fashion choices and critique the waste generated by the fast fashion industry. Zara claims it is not “ fast fashion ,” even though a documentary recently revealed that factory workers are judged by a woman holding a stopwatch and that the time between spotting a trend and having it hit Zara stores is only 2 to 4 weeks . Most fashion brands, by comparison, take 40 weeks. Critics and experts of the fashion industry noted that the new sustainability plan does not address concerns about the conditions for factory workers, despite recent controversies when disgruntled workers stitched S.O.S. notes into Zara clothing. + Zara Via The Guardian Image via Shutterstock

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Fast fashion helped the planet’s richest men get that way on the back’s of the poorest

August 6, 2016 by  
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Some of the richest men on the planet got that way on the back’s of the poorest. A recent report from Quartz reveals that the fast fashion empire has made the CEOs of Zara , H&M and Uniqlo absurdly wealthy. But that wealth comes at a cost that includes sweatshop labor and devastating environmental practices.

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Fast Fashion Retailers Agree to Raise Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment Makers

September 28, 2014 by  
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Eight fast fashion retail giants, including H&M, New Look, Next, and Zara’s parent company Inditex, have agreed to increase the minimum wage for their garment makers in Cambodia . Thousands of garment workers had previously rallied across the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, as they continued to demand  that the current $100 per month minimum wage be lifted. The agreement has been heralded as “unprecedented” by labor-rights groups, despite the agreed new wage not matching the $177 per month demanded by the workers. In a letter to Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon, the retailers acknowledged that “Workers in all production countries have the right to a fair living wage .” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cambodia , clothing manufacturers , ecouterre , fast fashion , garment industry , h&m , minimum wage , NewLook , Next , pay rise for Cambodian garment workers , social equity , Zara

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Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

November 29, 2012 by  
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After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace’s “Detox” campaign , Zara and its parent company have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. The companies will begin to address some of the serious environmental and health issues they have skirted thus far, including requiring that its suppliers disclose pollution data to communities at the site of water pollution. Read on to find out what else they’ve been sweeping under the rug, and what they plan on doing to remedy the problems. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Greenpeace , Inditex , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , toxic chemicals , Zara

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