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Elizabeth Segran: Governments should regulate the fashion industry

France now has an “unofficial fashion minister” tackling the massive pollution produced by the fashion sector. Other governments should follow suit.
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Allbirds charts climate-positive path amid climate change

The four-year-old sneaker brand just landed a Series D round of up to $75 million, part of which will go toward developing systems to reduce its carbon emissions.
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Rothy's wants you to wear its eco-friendly shoes all year

The brand just launched boots and a new material made from Merino wool, to keep your feet cozy during the winter months.
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Allbirds responds to Amazon over allegedly copied shoe design

“If anyone doesn’t have an excuse for becoming more sustainable, it’s Amazon,” Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger told Co.Design.
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How the Green New Deal could reshape the fashion industry

Fashion and manufacturing contributes to about a tenth of the world’s greenhouse gases. But startups are showing their more established counterparts how to build carbon-neutral businesses.
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