Aerosoles unveils vegan Laura Ashley footwear

The new capsule collection will team the British lifestyle brand’s nostalgic prints with Aerosoles’ vegan materials.

FASHION
Products of Change Meetings: Fashion July 2021

Elizabeth Ramsden from WRAP joins Kate French in the July POC fashion group meeting to talk about WRAP and the journey to their new Textiles 2030 initiative, which many retailers have signed up to.

FASHION
A bio-based plastic for the future

Floreon is a plant-based plastic, derived from crops such as corn and sugar cane, making it a renewable alternative to oil-based plastics.

PLASTICS
Retailers join forces to Race to Zero

H&M Group, IKEA, B&Q and Walmart launched a new climate change initiative to accelerate movement in the retail industry to drive climate action.

NET ZERO
Cotton growing at risk of climate change

Half of all cotton growing regions face severe climate risks by 2040 if carbon emissions continue to soar according to a new report by the Cotton 2040 initiative.

RESEARCH
Sustainability Clinics at Licensing Expo

Products of Change ambassadors will provide 1-2-1 advice at the virtual Licensing Expo on August 24 – 26.

NETWORKING
Transforming textile use and disposal

Products of Change members had the chance to hear first-hand from WRAP about how its new Textiles 2030 roadmap will transform the way the UK uses, re-uses and recycles textiles.

FASHION
Gift Of The Year competition is open for entries

Home & Gift, Harrogate, taking place from Sunday July 18 – Wednesday July 21, is the launchpad for the 44th Gift Of The Year (GOTY) competition, organised by The Giftware Association.

NETWORKING
Lidl commits for carbon neutral by 2022

Supporting activities include producing the UK’s first carbon neutral cheddar by the end of 2021 and banning sales of peat from 2022, two years ahead of the UK government deadline.

RETAIL
Finalists announced in Licensing Awards

Sustainable licensed products celebrated in the shortlist for the Licensing Awards 2021 from Max Publishing.

NETWORKING