Sustainability News

Want to learn more about sustainability in the fashion industry? We've got you covered. We'll round up the latest news to keep you informed.


The Challenge of Shopping for Sustainable Clothes

Many brands are printing the term "sustainable" on packaging without making any real changes. There's a word for that: greenwashing. 

Calling Time on Poverty Pay: A Proposal for New EU Legislation on a Living Wage

Earning some of the lowest wages in the world, the garment industry’s race to the bottom business structure comes as a result of a highly competitive market, with aggressive price negotiations consequently driving down workers’ wages. With the legal minimum wage in many of the world’s largest garment producing countries often falling as low as 50% less than that of its recommended living wage, many garment workers are left without the means for a basic decent life.


Fabscrap is a convenient and transparent recycling and reuse service, an affordable and accessible materials resource, and is educating and empowering a diverse community of changemakers. Coton is not able to use every piece of scrap we acquire, as some are too small to be repurposed, so we maintain Zero Waste operations by partnering with Fabscrap to upcycle and recycle the materials which we cannot do ourselves. Learn more about Fabscrap here.


Since 2000, Native has worked with hundreds of organizations to develop authentic solutions to their sustainability challenges and implement community-scale projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen businesses, and contribute to progress around the world. Their diverse team of strategists, project developers, environmental scientists, engineers and legal counsel are devoted to strengthening the people, companies, and places at the heart of these initiatives. Learn more about Native here.


EcoEnclose prioritizes packaging that is made with as much recycled content as humanly possible, with an emphasis on post-consumer waste. Prioritizing the use of materials that are as easily recyclable as possible, they focus on those that can be recycled back into themselves (versus downcycled into a lower value item). EcoEnclose invests in constantly developing naturally biodegradable solutions that will not contribute to plastic pollution in our oceans and lands. They consider the entire lifecycle, with an emphasis on GHG emissions and agricultural pollution.Learn more about EcoEnclose here.