Sustainable news roundup 9/18
It's been a while since I've done one of these. I had originally said I was going to do one once a week or once a month, and had started off strong with doing two months in a row. Andddddd then life got busy. I was working 50+ hour work weeks, plus trying to maintain a fitness schedule and spend time with my s.o. and I did SO MUCH traveling, too.
Everything was a bit overwhelming to be completely honest. And I was very much burnt out. But the good news is I now have a new full-time job, set work hours, and actual free time to spending working on the things I love, like this blog and this new roundup.
Ok, I get it. You want me to shut up by now. You're here to read about sustainable fashion news, not hear me blabber on about being busy. Here are some of the best pieces relating to sustainability and fashion that I've read this past week!
Gen Z is super into Depop and thrift flips, so why are they still buying into ultra-fast fashion? | Fashion Journal
China is trying to curb the overuse of plastic packaging and is upping the amount of plastic it recycles and incinerates. | Reuters
In Drapers latest Sustainability and the Consumer report, it found sustainable packaging is key to consumers and roughly 69% of consumers don't trust brands and retailers that claim to be sustainable. | Drapers
In another report released by Greenpeace this week, they found brand owners and oil companies are doing little to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic and are promoting recycling as the primary solution to the plastic crisis. | Greepeace
Inditex reported historic high profits and net cash, despite the fact 54% of consumers have said they've made a conscious decision to be more sustainable when buying fashion. Are we surprised? | Inditex
Ultra-fast fashion brand SHEIN is seeing thousands of customers posts hauls of their clothes online. But are they making our planet unlivable? | Euro News
Allbirds is facing a massive lawsuit over its false and misleading sustainability-centric advertising. Yikes. | The Fashion Law
When most people see a "Made in USA" label on their garment, they assume its ethically made. That's not always the case, but it could be. | Ecocult
Members of Parliament from across the country and political spectrum are calling on the UK government to ban the sale of fur. | TheIndustry.fashion
Asos and Primark, two of the largest UK-based fast fashion giants, announced new sustainability commitments. Are they enough or too little too late? | BBC
NYFW had a hot debut this season — Spinnova, a breakthrough Finnish technology that makes fibers out of wood and waste. Will it change the future of textiles? | Just Style
Would love to hear any of your thoughts on these pieces or links to other great pieces you've read this week in the comments below!