For Milan Design Week, Fendi commissioned artists and designers from around the world to make sculptures from the luxury label’s production waste. (Designboom)

Levi-Strauss has inked a short-term agreement with Naturally Advanced Technology, the maker of Crailar, to evaluate the use of the flax fiber in its Levi’s and Dockers lines. (Press release)

Avon has announced its “Palm Oil Promise,” a pledge to fight deforestation by using only certified-sustainable palm oil in its beauty products. (CSRwire)

Meanwhile Aveda, another skincare and cosmetics company, has launched a take-back program in Colorado. Its goal? To hold itself accountable for the products it makes, right down to the waste. (TreeHugger)

Model-entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes talks about sustainable fabric sourcing and encouraging supply-chain transparency in the latest installment of BBMG’s “The Green Room.” (Triple Pundit)

Woot! The Oeko-Tex Association, the leading global body for testing textiles for harmful substances, has issued its 100,000th certificate. (Fibre2Fashion)


“I think you should save your things, of course. Save them and then take them out again and reinvent them. We want to teach out customers how to restyle their clothes and how use them in a sustainable way. I think in a way my mother knew that, we don’t know that anymore, how to take care of our garments.”

—Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s head of design, speaking to Thread NY on fast fashion.