A recently published paper I wrote is featured by the University on its news site here. In this paper, I argue that, while the UK’s leading clothing retailer has encouraged more sustainable consumption of clothes, such successes are unlikely to be replicated on a larger scale without more government stimulation for innovation in the way we make, buy, use and dispose of our clothes.
It was a real pleasure to get together with industry experts across Europe last week in Amsterdam to take part in judging the annual PLMA Salute to Excellence Awards. The results will be announced here.
We saw some really top quality products, together with innovative packaging and presentation. But it was all conducted with secrecy even amongst the judging panels, so I’m looking forward to seeing who the winners are!
Pleased to say that I've just had a paper published in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, about Marks & Spencer's Plan A initiatives to promote more sustainability in clothing consumption.
Apart from the academic conclusions, I found it quite amazing that, doing the research based only on the reports available in public, how much you can work out about how the initiatives developed over 7 years; thanks especially to M&S's fully transparent approach and easy to follow format for the initiatives over those years.