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How California's Senate Bills 343 and 707 Might Just Change the Face of Sustainability

By CHARMING STAFF on Feb 26, 2024 3:26:12 PM

“Eco-conscious everything” is on the rise. Everyone from food companies to schools and apparel brands is clamoring to showcase their commitment to sustainability. But with that comes the use of recycled materials and eco-friendly packaging. And while apparel companies in particular are eager to align themselves with growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, they need to be careful of greenwashing and faulty claims that could backfire -- especially as two key senate Bills in California are pending.

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Topics: sustainability circularity
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On Navigating Sustainability: Why Digital Product Passports (DPP) are the Future

By CHARMING STAFF on Jan 16, 2024 11:03:08 AM

It’s no secret that the fashion industry continues to find itself at a crossroads, grappling with ever changing sustainability and circularity requirements. In this blog post, we will dive into the key problems brands face as policies change and explore why a digital passport solution emerges as a critical tool -- both from an environmental compliance standpoint and to help the industry achieve a more sustainable future.

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Topics: sustainability
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Charming Proudly Sponsors AAFA 2024 Product Safety and Compliance Seminar

By CHARMING STAFF on Jan 3, 2024 1:38:55 PM

Charming Trim, a leading provider of ecologically conscious apparel trim and packaging, is proud to be a sponsor of the American Apparel & Footwear Association's (AAFA) 2024 Products and Compliance Seminar on February 14 - 15, 2024, in  Long Beach, CA.

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Topics: sustainability
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Why greenwashing has become a hot topic and what you can do about it

By Jeremy Van Houten on Jan 9, 2023 5:37:07 PM

With an increasing number of consumers willing to spend more for products they believe to be more sustainable, it can be tempting to focus your marketing and messaging efforts on the most eco-friendly aspects of your products. 

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Topics: sustainability
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Q&A With Kathleen Talbot, Chief Sustainability Officer at Reformation

By CHARMING STAFF on Oct 4, 2022 4:23:27 PM

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting a Q&A with Kathleen Talbot, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Operations at Reformation to pick her brain about one of our favorite topics: sustainability in the apparel industry.

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Topics: supply chain sustainability
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THE NEED FOR FORECASTING TO MEET SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

By CHARMING STAFF on Sep 26, 2022 11:35:48 AM

The state of the climate is scary. In fact, it’s overwhelming when you consider that the retail industry accounts for nearly 8% of the global GHG greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Topics: supply chain sustainability
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SUSTAINABILITY VS CIRCULARITY: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

By CHARMING STAFF on Sep 23, 2021 12:40:48 PM

In supply chain terms, sustainability is the ultimate resource management, ensuring balanced supply and demand for the long-term, avoiding depletion of natural resources, and maintaining ecological balance. But what about circularity?

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Topics: sustainability circularity
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WHY NEARSHORING IS A GAME CHANGER WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

By CHARMING STAFF on Aug 17, 2021 11:06:00 AM

If the global pandemic has taught businesses anything, it’s that supply chain resilience is critical to future-proofing brand and business operations. Global sourcing and manufacturing are increasingly critical to meeting evolving consumer demands and sustainability requirements. And at the epicenter of that evolution is nearshoring.

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Topics: supply chain sustainability