3 Sustainability Trends among Outerwear Brands
As our climate changes – outerwear brands do too. Our love for the outdoors needs to match our love for preserving nature. There’s the intrinsic motivation to do better, consumers demanding sustainable products, and greenwashing being an absolute no-go. What are the 3 main sustainability trends we see? How can outerwear brands learn from them?
KEY Learnings from 3 sustainable apparel frontrunners
The most sustainable apparel companies have things in common, but their uniqueness makes their charm. Get inspired by the winning strategies of MUD jeans, Patagonia, and MATE the label.
Beginners Guide: 6 steps to create sustainable apparel (using LCA)
To make your products (more) sustainable, you NEED data on their environmental impact. Environmental data allows you to focus your impact reduction efforts, and make credible claims – backed by data. The scientific method Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) gives you the full environmental picture of your products. This is how you get started with LCA in just 6 steps.
Life Cycle Assessments & the Fashion Industry – The good, the bad, the potential.
Big fashion brands are under fire, receiving fees- or even sued for greenwashing claims. In this commotion, a lot of well-deserved attention goes to the credibility of environmental data. Where does this data come from? How reliable is it? How reliable are the measurement methods? In this article we go through the good, the bad and the potential of Life Cycle Assessments as environmental impact measurement method for the fashion industry.
Sustainable Shoes – How EMMA Safety Footwear protects our feet ánd the environment
They provide us comfort, protection, and support. Shoes are essential for everyday life and for some- they are éxtra essential for work-life too. For over 90 years, EMMA Safety Footwear has been providing footwear fit for the safety needs of workers around the world. But is their footwear safe for the environment too? EMMA Safety Footwear calculated the environmental footprints of their footwear. These are the results.
Sustainability in the Workplace – How HAVEP Calculated the Environmental Impact of Their Work Wear
We often talk about fashion when it comes to sustainability. But what about work clothing? Many professions require specific work clothes. One look at a construction site or in a factory and you know enough – these are a lot of clothes. Exactly what workwear manufacturer Havep also thought: This can be more sustainable.
The data behind Patagonia’s no-logo decision (and why it might be wrong)
Patagonia, the flagship of the sustainable apparel movement, will no longer add company logos to their clothes. The decision sparked approval and discussions. But was it a good one?
Sustainability never felt so soft – How Buffy measured the environmental footprint of their Sustainable Bedding
Sustainability has become a growing conversation in the fashion industry- especially due to big fast fashion brands. Yet, home textiles have had a much quieter sustainability conversation. Sustainable home goods brand Buffy thought it was about time to wake up the market. So, they created high quality sustainable bedding and measured their environmental footprint to prove it.
5 ways to use LCA to make your business more sustainable
An environmental footprint shows the environmental impact of your product(s). But what can you do with this information? Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 2 emissions explained
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 1 Emissions explained.
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Reporting – Everything you need to know (+ more)
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
The hidden water footprints in your supply chain
Water. The most crucial substance for the survival of humankind. Yet, often we tend to forget just how important water is for us, and how much we take it for granted. This is a problem. Because we do not only consume water for our daily drinking, cooking, or showering. There is hidden water usage in (almost) every product we use. And today we’re going to talk about that.
Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) – A Complete Overview
(This blog is updated every time a new PEF update is released) A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.
The ONE thing with the biggest impact on sustainability… that nobody talks about
There is one thing that every company can do to become more sustainable, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
How wallet pioneer Secrid is leading the way in sustainable Pocketwear
Can pocketwear become smaller, more convenient, self-defined, and sustainable? Pocketwear brand Secrid definitely thinks it can. So they measured their environmental impact to prove- and improve it.
11 Industries compared: The source of the environmental impact of our clients (and what it reveals)
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Sustainability Maturity Model: How far do you go for the planet?
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
How female fashion brand Studio Anneloes turned “A Box of Data” into a winning sustainability story
Their fashion shouldn’t only make women feel good, says Jan-Willem van Loon, who owns Studio Anneloes together with his wife Anneloes. It should also enable them to make better choices for the planet. That’s why they decided to measure and improve their environmental footprint.
13 Capacity Building Tactics that fire up environmental awareness in your company
In sustainability, capacity building means building skills and competencies to empower sustainable change. But it all starts with awareness.