The massively overachieving Emma Watson (neé Hermione from Harry Potter) has been talking to her bosses at Lancome about an eco-friendly line of cosmetics. Or as Elle puts it, “like what she did for Alberta Ferretti, but for your face.” (Elle)

The European Parliament wants improved labels on clothes, including the exact fiber composition, declaration of any “non-textile part of animal origin” (i.e., fur), and country of origin. (lyocell from jute as an alternative to bamboo-based viscose and other cellulosic fibers. (Ecotextile News)

Fast fashion will kill us all, says Observer columnist Lucy Siegle, whose book, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World is now out in the U.K. (The Guardian)

The shortlist for the 2011 Observer Ethical Awards has been announced. Congratulations to Pachacuti, Christopher Raeburn, and Veja for making the cut. (The Guardian)


“This isn’t a trend; it’s our responsibility. We, as an industry, can make a difference. The sheer volume of people we speak to and work with is massive. And our consumers are asking us to drive change.”

Jay Piccola, president and general manager of Puma North America, speaking on the first day of the CEO Summit