Archive for September, 2014

Op-Ed | An Industry in Denial: Fashion’s Struggle with Compliance – BoF – The Business of Fashion

NEW YORK, United States — On a hypothetical evolutionary chart of industries, the apparel business is an 800-pound, unregulated gorilla, glamorously disguised and hiding in the shadows of other industries, which are monitored by bodies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and more. Despite supplying one of our most basic necessities and being a $1 trillion per year business, the garment industry still operates in a rather archaic way. Today,

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Sustainable Leather: More Steps to go…. | China Water Risk

China exports over half the worlds leather shoes, this export industry has grown to more than USD 56 billion but during this process 249 million m3 of water is wasted. The question is raised to whether the leather industry is sustainable.

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Leather: Time for Business Unusual | China Water Risk

Leather is amongst the top ten most polluting industries globally. Are ‘eco-leather’ efforts ‘green’ enough given renewed attention by the Chinese government? We take a closer look at hides & tanning

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Leather furniture – what are you buying?

People like to buy leather furniture because of leather’s durability (it’s advertised to last a lifetime) – even though it demands a bit of attention to keep it looking its best.   Manufacturers al…

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Is it better for the environment to wear leather or pleather?

I’ve recently developed a soft spot for our bovine friends, so I’d like to avoid buying leather jackets in the future. The obvious alternative is so-called pleather, which is made from plastic. But if I buy a cruelty-free pleather jacket, am I negating my good intentions by screwing the environment?…

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What’s pleather?

Leather has become the sign of a luxurious – and durable – choice for practically any product you can think of.  As the ads say, “the rich scent, luxurious texture and easygoing attitude” makes it …

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