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Beauty Shopping Expectation Checklist For Sustainability

Caring about diversity and inclusivity isn’t just a trend, but it’s likely that you’ll come across brands that think it is. So, it takes a little extra effort on your part to ensure that the brands you support fall into the camp of representing everyone all the time, even when it’s not a hot topic.

For far too long, shade equity hasn’t been a thing in the beauty industry. Up until about three years ago, foundations, concealers, and even powders would be launched with limited shade offerings, leaving BIPOC consumers, especially Black women, to mix several products together to create a shade that would match their skin tone. In other words, ranges that only offer about 10 shade options may not be something you want to support.

But it’s not only shade inclusivity that we’re looking for anymore. We’re looking for diversity and inclusion in the actual products, in the

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Zendaya Wins The 2020 Visionary Award At The Green Carpet Fashion Awards- A Night For Diversity, Inclusivity And Sustainability In Fashion

Last night marked the 4th edition Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA), which was filmed virtually at the Teatro alla Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy- and turned into a terrarium as the venue backdrop. A star-studded event hosted by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, done in collaboration with Eco-Age, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Italian Trade Agency- all under the patronage of the Municipality of Milan.

Themed ‘togetherness and rebirth,’ the night focused on society and the guiding principles of social and environmental justice that is spearheaded in Italy. The evening was harnessed by the power of augmented

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Fashion And Footwear Take Big Steps Toward Sustainability

Shoes and clothes affect our state of mind and mirrors our soul. Yet when it comes to finding the perfect sustainable fit, Soles4Souls adds an extra layer of soul-searching. Soles4Souls’ business model embraces “the notion of turning shoes and clothing into opportunity, literally transforming the lives of women in developing countries,” according to Nancy Youssef, Chief Business Development Officer, Soles4Souls.

Something as simple as a pair of shoes can make a big difference

Footwear and fashion’s growth-focused business model is not sustainable. The industry has yet to solve the trade-off that selling more shoes and clothes fundamentally requires more resources. It’s high time to understand that sustainability is not just an ‘add-on.’ Sustainability needs to be implemented into our end-to-end thinking to eventually embed it as a DNA string into corporate thinking and acting.

With COVID-19 – the pandemic, as a catalyst for achieving transition towards global governance and sustainability,

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How Tommy Hilfiger is working toward sustainability and inclusivity

On the roof of Tommy Hilfiger’s European distribution center—located in the Dutch town of  Venlo—are 48,000 solar panels, just one of the latest steps the fashion brand has taken to be more sustainable. CEO Martijn Hagman announced the completion of the solar panel roof at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Tuesday, saying the company believes it’s “one of the most powerful solar roofs in the world at this moment.”

That solar roof powers all of the brand’s operations in the Netherlands—and gives electricity back to the grid. It’s one of a string of sustainability initiatives inline with the iconic apparel company’s Make it Possible program, which outlines 24 targets focused on circularity and inclusivity for the brand to hit by 2030.

Hagman and company founder Tommy Hilfiger both stressed the importance to the company of focusing its innovation not solely on environmentalism, but also on inclusivity. “For us, sustainability

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Amazon Accelerates the Ecommerce Race: Luxury Fashion, Sustainability and Print on Demand

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Amazon Accelerates the Ecommerce Race: Luxury Fashion, Sustainability and Print on Demand

Amazon has revolutionized retail sales and personalized/customized service. Now it looks like the company is taking it to the next level with the addition of a massive digital textile printing investment as part of its luxury stores where Amazon Prime customers can buy a wide range of top luxury fashion labels. This is part of Amazon’s Climate Friendly Pledge, helping customers make sustainable and eco-friendly purchasing decisions. Read more.

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About Debbie McKeegan

Debbie McKeegan is the CEO of TexIntel. As a multi-disciplinary creative and

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