Emily Coffman

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The Net-a-Porter of sustainable fashion launches own-label brand

The ethical womenswear retailer Rêve En Vert, which has been described as the Net-a-Porter of sustainable fashion, has now added its own label, REV, …

Upcycling, borrowing and fair trade: 3 fashion startups focus on recycling

When was the last time you tossed an old, unwanted piece of clothing into the garbage? If you're like most Canadians, it wasn't long ago.<p>North …

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Planner

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Personal Finance

Will Amazon Eat Fashion?

This week, the e-commerce giant took another step towards realising its ambitions in fashion, launching a new ‘try before you buy’ service, Amazon …

ASOS, H&M And Nike Commit To Using 100% Sustainable Cotton By 2025

Preach 🙌<p>ASOS, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Nike have joined the pledge to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.<p>As part of the ‘Sustainable Cotton …

The Sustainable Economy

No one these days seriously denies the need for sustainable business practices. Even those concerned about only business and not the fate of the planet recognize that the viability of business itself depends on the resources of healthy ecosystems—fresh water, clean air, robust biodiversity, …

20 Clothing Brands for People Who Give a Sh*t About the Environment

Environmental consciousness never looked so good!<p>You'd have to be superhuman to resist the call to buy stuff. It's everywhere — in your inbox, in your social feed, on this website, on every billboard, and hidden in your favorite TV shows — but that stuff, especially the clothes (like your new …

Incentivizing Sustainable Fashion: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. With this exponential growth, the not-so-hidden costs of fashion have also increased. But while skeptics say that changing company behavior simply isn’t …

Social Entrepreneurship

This New Brand Will Make You Rethink Sustainable Fashion

Not all heroes wear capes—some make them<p>Aside from a few innovative and forward-looking brands, the idea of ethical fashion is still considered relatively unsexy not only in the fashion industry but also among consumers. Despite the detrimental and land-filling effects of disposable fashion, we …

Levi’s Is Radically Redefining Sustainability

And it all comes down to making a timeless product that the customer will hold on to for many, many years.<p>How do we make the fashion industry more sustainable? For Paul Dillinger, head of global product innovation at Levi Strauss & Co, it’s not enough to simply plant a few trees to offset carbon …

Trending: Breakthrough Textiles Help Fashion Industry Close the Loop

Image Credit: Lenzing<p>Related:<p>Even more brands are making moves towards a more circular economy through textile innovation and consumer engagement. …

Patagonia Wants To Refurbish Your Old Clothes And Sell Them To Someone Else

The clothing company will now take your old clothes back and give you store credit. But they won’t throw them away–they’ll be fixed up and then resold.<p>If you have an old Patagonia jacket or sweater in your closet that you no longer wear, Patagonia now wants it back.<p>In a new take-back program that …

7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry

Read the rest of 7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the Luxury Fashion Industry<br>Read the rest of 7 Eco-Friendly Fabrics That Will Disrupt the …

Luxury Lifestyle

6 Sustainable Fashion Projects to Watch in 2017: The Experts Weigh In

It’s the third annual edition of sustainable fashion projects to watch in the new year and below you’ll find our favorites.<p>I asked the experts to …

H&M, Zara Grapple With Sustainable Fashion This Holiday Season

Apparel chains such as H&M, Zara and Forever 21 conquered the retail world by promising fast fashion: cheap, trendy and disposable.<p>Yet there's a …

Entrepreneurs: Goodbye fitting-room blues as Metail adds new dimension to buying fashion online

Anyone who shared my intense jealousy of Cher Horowitz’s computerised, outfit-selecting wardrobe in Nineties film Clueless will want to pay close …

Ditch The Excuses For Why Your Team Isn't 'High Performing,' And Try These 3 Tactics Instead

I recently gave a talk about leading in a crisis citing examples from my former life in the military.<p>The natural push-back from the audience is, “Sure, you were a SEAL so working on a team came naturally to you guys. You already worked with the elite, but what about those of us who don’t? We can’t …

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

What High Performers Want at Work

A high performer can deliver 400% more productivity than the average performer.<p>Despite this, when most managers look at workforce statistics, all employees tend to be lumped together into a category so broadly defined that it becomes difficult to take meaningful decisions. If your average employee …

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

I engineered my career to give me the adventurous life I always wanted

Two years ago, I was an associate at a high-powered law firm in Washington, DC. Now I own a chocolate company.<p>I wasn’t someone who’d always harbored secret dreams of pairing milk chocolate with roasted almonds, although it turns out I like that a lot. Instead, I decided to reverse-engineer my …

This is the single most important chart during a stock market crash

Through the first half of January, the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined by 8.2%, or more than 1,400 points, the technology- and biotech-heavy Nasdaq Composite has sunk 10.4%, or better than 500 points, and the broad-based S&P 500 is off 8%.<p>In fact, the S&P 500 briefly touched an …

4 things every new entrepreneur should splurge on

If you’re a new entrepreneur, you probably want to keep as much money in your pocket as possible. Starting a business of your own can be a financial strain, and when you’re just getting started, it’s natural to have fears about money.<p>There are investments you need to make as a startup — like design …

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Relationship Last: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…<p>The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …

5 Questions Every Woman Must Ask Herself in Order to Be Happy

<i>By Alison Jacobson for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>If someone were to ask you whether you want to be happy, you'd probably think they were crazy. I mean, who wouldn't want to be happy? But what if someone were to ask the question a bit differently?<p><b>Are you willing to do whatever it takes to be happy?</b><p>Usually, …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Five day 'fasting' diet slows down ageing and may add years to life

<b>The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found</b><p>A five-day diet which mimics fasting could slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists …

Holistic Medicine

The 4 Things About Office Perks That Actually Matter

Not all office perks are created equal. Use this criteria to re-evaluate that foosball table.<p>Offering cushy job perks has become a competitive sport. From tech powerhouses in Silicon Valley to the soap experts at Johnson & Johnson, major businesses are playing an ever-escalating game of, “Is this …