Day: December 2, 2020

New Tool From NYU Confronts Economics of Apparel Sustainability – WWD

There’s a new apparel sustainability framework in town — developed in collaboration with partners Eileen Fisher, Reformation and REI.

On Tuesday, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business announced its open-sourced “Apparel Industry Sustainable Strategies Framework” based on its Return on Sustainability Investment methodology launched with other sectors two years ago. The project was funded by HSBC Bank USA’s foundation.

As part of the framework, the Center for Sustainable Business identified eight key strategies for making the apparel industry more sustainable, uncovering more than 60 best practices to address environmental, social, and governance-related issues.

“Companies need to understand the business case,” said professor Tensie Whelan, founding director of NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business. “The monetization is critical due to COVID-19 because these companies are really struggling.” The framework, through a set of strategies, proves the urgent business case for sustainability in the apparel industry.

Key strategies outlined include: reducing chemical impact, improving water management, improving energy management, investing in the reduction of material waste, implementing sustainable raw material sourcing, investing in circularity and innovation, investing in employee and supplier well-being, and investing in sustainable brand marketing and communications.

The Center for Sustainable Business team approached sustainably minded clothing brands like

Jennifer Lopez Made Ugg Boots Look Glam—No Lie

Jennifer Lopez always manages to inject a bit of her signature glam into any outfit—no matter how casual. Some people might step out in a pair of sweatpants and Ugg boots, but if you’re J.Lo, you add a couple of extra touches to level up: a classy white coat and a pink sequined face mask. 

Photographed in New York City, Lopez stayed warm in a Coach coat, Masq Rose Gold Sequin Limited Edition Face Mask ($20), Zoey Reva Don’t Be Chai Sweatsuit Set ($98), and of course, Ugg Bailey Button II Boots ($180). ICYMI, a sweatsuit plus a long coat is an extremely popular outfit combo right now and it’s not hard to see why, since it’s extremely comfortable and practical. Scroll down to see how Jennifer Lopez styled Ugg boots for an NYC winter stroll and shop her outfit. 

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