The International Olympic Committee highlights fresh targets for sustainable licensing and merchandising in new report

The IOC has set out a new goal to ensure that its Sustainable Sourcing Guidelines are 'fully implemented across its supply chain' in recognition that progress within merchandising and licensing has been 'slower than anticipated'.

SPORT
LEGO, youth, and the circular economy | Study reveals need for better eco education for kids

A study by the LEGO Group has found that 50 per cent of kids think about the environment every day, but need better knowledge and awareness of what they can do to tackle climate change.

RESEARCH
BLE Sessions | "Licenses have the power to really turn up the narrative around climate change"

It was the power that licenses have to ‘really turn up the narrative’ around climate change that formed the thread of Products of Change’s Sustainability within Business discussion for Licensing International this week.

PUBLISHING
Black Friday, Cyber Monday shunned by indies for people and planet over profit approach

Independent retailers and businesses have taken a stand against Black Friday as the British Independent Retail Association records the largest boycott of the discounting event in the UK to date.

RETAIL
The Puppet Company partners with WWF-UK to supply Blue Angel accredited sustainable soft toys

The Puppet Company has become the first UK toy company to secure Blue Angel accreditation for its Eco Puppets and soft toys, as the team signs a new deal with WWF-UK for toy supply.

TOYS
Just Play partners with Charity:Water in campaign to fund sustainable water projects for developing countries

Just Play, the global consumer products company and name behind the WaterBabies toy line, has teamed with Charity:Water, the not-for-profit organisation that provides clean and safe drinking water to developing countries.

TOYS
Upcycled Food holds spotlight at POC's North America and Canada meeting

With 60 per cent of Canadians keen on buying upcycled food and tackling the issue of 58 per cent of all the country's food going to waste, Provision Coalition showcased its Re(Purpose) food upcycling programme.

NETWORKING
Re-Fashion and EVRYTHNG partner with New Look to showcase 'circular solution to the fashion industry'

The second hand fashion website Re-Fashion has teamed with EVRYTHNG and New Look in recognition of the some 350,000 tonnes of quality clothing thrown away by the UK each year.

FASHION
George at Asda launches hunt for vintage Gucci in PreLoved partnership

George at Asda has partnered with PreLoved to launch a treasure hunt for Gucci garments this past weekend, the latest in its George for Good commitment to the circular economy.

RETAIL
Moomin Characters celebrates 60 years of Amnesty International with sustainability "front of mind"

The ‘Better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness’ collection features apparel and homeware, with Tove Jansson’s illustration of Moomintroll holding a lit candle.

EDUCATION