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Waste Collection: A New Frontier For The Fashion Industry?

By Alden Wicker

Many consumers are unaware that a large chunk of their wardrobe is essentially plastic. More than 60% of the global fiber market is polyester, a carbon-intensive petroleum product which has been refined to the point of doing almost anything we ask of it. It can look like silk, cotton, or soft faux fur, or can be combined with natural materials to improve their performance and lower cost.

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Accelerating Impact in the Apparel Industry - Ashoka Convene Leaders in Bangalore, India

Between 26-28 May 2017, Ashoka, C&A Foundation and partner A.T. Kearney will convene hand-picked social entrepreneurs with industry leaders to co-create and accelerate systems-wide impact across the apparel industry.

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Ashoka Fellow Lis Suarez on Women's Empowerment and the Future of Fashion

The hands that make our clothes overwhelmingly belong to women. More and more companies and social entrepreneurs understand that lifting up and empowering these women is necessary to building a more equitable industry.

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Ashoka Fellow María Almazán Calls For A Conscious Revolution In The Fashion Industry.

The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

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