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Sustainability

Is circularity the answer to fast fashion’s sustainability problem?
The new appointment puts an emphasis on the retail giant’s digital efforts.

Is circularity the answer to fast fashion’s sustainability problem?

Fast-fashion brand Zara has released a sustainable capsule range in collaboration with Swedish sustain-tech company Renewcell. The collection has been created using Circulose, Renewcell’s branded material made...
Allbirds cuts staff as it flags higher losses
A Good Time bar none: Who Gives a Crap launches new brand
Why brands are developing an appetite for cutting food waste
From self tanning to sun care: How Australian Glow is taking on the US

Sustainability Archives

Red Rooster adds EV charging to its menu

“This is an ideal step towards our ambition to ensure no person in metropolitan Australia will be more than 5km from a f...

Why Snapchat is investing in Gen Z resale fashion app, Galaxy

The social media platform has just invested in US-based clothing resale app Galaxy, aimed at environmentally-conscious G...

Q&A with Levi’s MD: “Climate change is the existential crisis of our time”

Against a backdrop where companies’ emissions data is often uncertain or inaccurate, Levi Strauss and Co. is focusing on...

VIDEO | Fast Forward: What will retail look like in 2027?

In the second episode of our new video series on the future of retail, we cover food, fashion and the metaverse, and ask...

New Kings Plant Barn billed as NZ’s most sustainable garden centre

Sustainability is a key design theme, and the store uses solar panels that provide the majority of the store's daytime e...

There’s $1 trillion of untapped potential in resale: Vestiaire Collective CEO

It’s no secret that consumer interest in resale has risen In the past few years, particularly as major brands from H&M t...

How do you make a biodegradable jacket? Kathmandu tells all

The outdoor retailer recently launched a nylon jacket designed to break down in landfill. We spoke with the company’s he...

What will it take for Pakistan’s textile industry to reach net zero?

Pakistan’s climate worries are putting sustainability and net zero emissions front and centre in the country’s fight aga...

Pushing the envelope: Memobottle to expand beyond water bottles

Memobottle, which makes rectangular plastic or steel water bottles in the same dimensions as A5, A6 and A7 pieces of pap...

From data to farming: How Puma, Allbirds are tackling emissions

With a number of ‘net-zero by 2030’ pledges from brands around the globe, the heat is on to find ways of reducing carbon...

Countdown to remove single-use plastic produce bags from 19 stores

Countdown will remove single-use plastic produce bags from 19 supermarkets late this month.

How Rip Curl saved three tonnes of old wetsuits from landfill

The surf brand has been recycling worn out wetsuits into soft-fall matting in playgrounds for the past four years. Now i...

Ikea launches employee carpooling trial with Liftango

The Ride2Work employee-carpool program will encourage thousands of Ikea coworkers to think about ways they can reduce th...

“We are running out of time”: Kering CEO reveals sustainability strategy

At global luxury business Kering, sustainability and luxury are one of the same, and the company is well on its way to r...

Entries open for this year’s Sustainable Business Awards

The Sustainable Business Awards is now accepting entries from organisations and individuals in New Zealand for this year...