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Watch This New Documentary About The High-Tech, Sustainable Future Of Fashion

Fabric grown from bacteria. T-shirt designs that "refresh" themselves. Or how about a new way to dye fabrics without water or pollution...
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Chopard emphasizes sustainability pledge via email ... - Luxury Daily

Chopard emphasizes sustainability pledge via email ... - Luxury Daily | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
“As a century-old, family-run business, we are very aware of our responsibilities in our journey to sustainable luxury,” said Raffaella Rossiello, international communication director at Chopard, Geneva.
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Fashion is seen as frivolous but it's at the heart of contemporary culture

Fashion is seen as frivolous but it's at the heart of contemporary culture | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
It's seen as the poster-industry of consumerist materialism, but a shift from ownership to usership will make it more sustainable
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A Different Premium Brand Strategy

A Different Premium Brand Strategy | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
After you spend years investing to build an aspirational brand, a competitor launches a new clothing brand or perfume and your customers disappear to buy the new new thing. The luxury and fashion i...
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Conservation Gemstones: Beyond Fair Trade?

Conservation Gemstones: Beyond Fair Trade? | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
During the course of my research on the extractive industries, I have found colored gemstone mining to be the most elusive in terms of regulation but also with great potential for development in remote areas. Two eminent field gemologists whom I have worked with over the years share some thoughts on how ecological conservation might…
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Weaving Together Women on Two Continents - Huffington Post

Weaving Together Women on Two Continents - Huffington Post | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Weaving Together Women on Two Continents
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By providing sustainable skills and reliable income for women, the Akola Project has lifted over 1,400 women and children out of extreme poverty.
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A Year in Review: Sustainable Luxury Highlights 2013 | green stilettos

A Year in Review: Sustainable Luxury Highlights 2013 | green stilettos | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
As we are getting ready to ring in the new year, it is time to look back at 2013. Despite its fair share of depressing news, chief among them the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, this year also saw some promising ...
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Max Mara Group Launched Sustainable Project With Saluzzo Yarn

Max Mara Group Launched Sustainable Project With Saluzzo Yarn | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly popular, and the Max Mara Group is the latest fashion brand to reinforce its commitment to sustainability.
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The flawed diamond sale: Sanctions lifted on gemstones from ...

The flawed diamond sale: Sanctions lifted on gemstones from ... | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
The auction marked the European debut of gemstones from Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds fields, which once promised great riches for the nation but have instead been tainted by international sanctions and allegations of ...
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Wool supply uncertainties puzzle buyers and exporters - Radio New Zealand

Wool supply uncertainties puzzle buyers and exporters
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A shortage of wool coming through for auction has forced the cancellation of the first South Island sale of the New Year.
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Can International Flavors and Fragrances make taste and smell more sustainable?

Can International Flavors and Fragrances make taste and smell more sustainable? | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
The $7.21bn company has made strides toward its sustainability goals in the last two years. But how do you assess your customer emissions when your products are nearly everywhere?
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Gemstones Q&A: Kathy Chappell, Fair Trade Gems - Professional Jeweller

Gemstones Q&A: Kathy Chappell, Fair Trade Gems - Professional Jeweller | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Professional Jeweller Gemstones Q&A: Kathy Chappell, Fair Trade Gems Professional Jeweller Kathy Chappell operates Fair Trade Gems, a UK-based business that forms part of Columbia Gem House, Inc., a vertically-integrated gemstone mining, cutting...
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Copenhagen fashion summit: for an event based on solutions were there any?

Copenhagen fashion summit: for an event based on solutions were there any? | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Seven reflections from on the ground at the largest gathering on sustainable fashionMore than 1,000 designers, producers, manufacturers, auditors, academics and NGOs involved in the fashion world gathered at Copenhagen Opera House yesterday to...
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Paul van Zyl, founder of luxury brand Maiyet, is weaving luxury with hope

Paul van Zyl, founder of luxury brand Maiyet, is weaving luxury with hope | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
When South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation ended in 1994 after the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, the nation could easily have exploded into retaliatory violence.
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Luxury, traceability, and sustainability - María Eugenia Girón

Luxury, traceability, and sustainability - María Eugenia Girón | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
This is the link to my first collaboration with The Luxonomist, the new go-to web for economic news regarding the luxury market. This time, my article deals with the concepts of luxury, traceability, and sustainability, as well as the way they are interrelated. Read more (in Spanish) Luxury, Traceability and Sustainability María E. Girón What is the story behind the products we consume or the services we use? What mark have these products left, regarding the environment and the people that sell, make, or consume them? The travel to the past to understand the origin of a product, its components, the raw materials and their extraction, the impact on people, and on the environment… that is what we call traceability. Traceability has become the closest approach to sustainability, since the concept of sustainability is not an easy one to understand. What does sustainability mean? It has to do with making a responsible use of the resources. It means giving back to society or the planet for everything we consume, replacing it. The search for traceability is a tough journey because it is a difficult one. The first step back is an immediate one; its objective is to know our suppliers. The second one is more complicated because we have to investigate the suppliers of our suppliers. And the third one is a cloud of confusion, where companies usually lose track. The effect on the planet caused by the products we consume happily, unknowingly, and unwarily, has usually made us come face …
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The Kimberley Process is a 'perfect cover story' for blood diamonds

The Kimberley Process is a 'perfect cover story' for blood diamonds | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
We need a new system to force the jewellery industry to promote ethical mining and gem trading techniques, writes David Rhode
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Dak Lak's forests ravaged by precious stone hunters - VietNamNet Bridge

Dak Lak's forests ravaged by precious stone hunters - VietNamNet Bridge | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
VietNamNet Bridge Dak Lak's forests ravaged by precious stone hunters VietNamNet Bridge On the way to Ea Tul stream, one would see a lot of other mining sites along the banks of the stream, which have created the deep holes and clear cracks on the...
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5 Alarming Facts About the Wool Industry - One Green Planet

5 Alarming Facts About the Wool Industry - One Green Planet | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
5 Alarming Facts About the Wool Industry
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Known for keeping people warm…and possibly itchy, wool is a common material used in clothing. However, like all products we take from animals, the industry presents us with some complications.
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Garment Workers in Cambodia, Bangladesh Protest Minimum Wage Amount, Cost Industry Millions of Dollars

Garment Workers in Cambodia, Bangladesh Protest Minimum Wage Amount, Cost Industry Millions of Dollars | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Tensions are high in Cambodia and Bangladesh - two of the world's biggest apparel manufacturing countries - as strikes and protests in these areas shut down the fashion industries there.
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Zara U-turn over 'rabbit torture' clothing as it suspends orders made from angora wool amid backlash

Zara U-turn over 'rabbit torture' clothing as it suspends orders made from angora wool amid backlash | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
More than 277,000 people signed a petition calling for the super-soft fur to be removed from shelves as there are PETA protests in Oxford Street, London

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Patrice H.'s curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:15 PM

You see .. petitions does HELP ! :)))))

Sabine Anderson's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:01 AM

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and hopefully this shows that petitions can work wonders!

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Malawi losing billions through dubious mining operations - report - The Maravi Post

Malawi losing billions through dubious mining operations - report - The Maravi Post | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Malawi losing billions through dubious mining operations - report The Maravi Post The Malawi Miners Task Force comprises Gemstone Association of Malawi (GAM), Malawi Women in Mining Association (MWMA), Blantyre Mining Association Limited (BMAL) and...
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Wool's shrinking production - Stock & Land

Wool's shrinking production - Stock & Land | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Wool's shrinking production
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The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast production to decline to 345m/kg greasy for the 2013-14 season, down by 2 per cent from the 2012-13 season total of 352m/kg.
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Can coloured gemstones be recycled? - Professional Jeweller

Can coloured gemstones be recycled? - Professional Jeweller | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
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Can coloured gemstones be recycled?
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Fresh & Conscious: A New Age of Sustainable Luxury -Mindthis

Fresh & Conscious: A New Age of Sustainable Luxury -Mindthis | sustainable luxury | Scoop.it
Redefining the luxury paradigm to include questions of sustainability. Is a sustainable luxury possible in today's climate of ever-growing mass consumerism?
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