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Ananas Anam raises funding to expand sustainable textile startup

Ananas Anam, a UK-based sustainable textile startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding. The investment came from Spark Ventures, a Chicago-based nonprofit financing outlet for organizations that support children in poverty with nutrition, education and healthcare. As part of the investment, William Lu, Spark China Limited’s director, will join Ananas Anam’s board. Dr. Carmen Hijosa, founded AA in …

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How Rêve en Vert is becoming a key destination for curated sustainability

Before co-founding Rêve en Vert, a sustainable luxury online shop, Cora Hilts cut her teeth as an intern at Stella McCartney, a brand that is widely recognized as a leader in sustainability in fashion. During her first day as an intern, Hilts was shocked when she was told to remove her new red leather gloves. Leather and other animal products …

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How Nike is working to reduce its environmental footprint

Nike Inc. is working toward reducing the company’s environmental footprint. The company said Friday it is committed to reach 100 percent renewable energy in company owned and operated facilities by 2025. Nike Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Climate CoLab to help convey improvements in materials to the industry. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Materials System Laboratory has …

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Burlington and Thread International team up to move closer to sustainability

Burlington Industries Inc. and Thread International have partnered together and are taking the next steps in their effort to become a leading manufacturer of more socio- and eco-conscious fabrics. Currently, Thread’s “Ground to Good” program works to remove plastic waste from the landfills, canals and streets of Haiti and Honduras. With their new partnership with Thread, Burlington stated they are …

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