A few weeks ago we were discussing about cocoa farmers poverty being the underlying problem of most of the industry challenges. This…
Have you heard of the “cocoa problem tree”? It actually points out that the (sadly) well-known environmental and social issues the industry…
We wish you a happy new year, close to the ground and in harmony with nature!
Soil health is a primary concern for more sustainable agriculture, including regenerative systems. And for good reason, all living things depend on…
The last couple of weeks put some emphasis on the link between deforestation and cattle production. The WWF warns that the responsibility…
“Given that women workers make up around 47% of the agricultural workforce globally, and often play crucial quality and value addition roles…
How is climate change (already) impacting textile fibres’ production? Why does it even go further, threatening the humans behind? Why is a…
What if the current flexibility around the regenerative approach was also an open door to greenwashing? What about converting agricultural practices into…
Thank you to the photographers participating in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 competition for their always spectacular shots. Nature, on…
On this occasion, let’s share some good news from Textile Exchange just released Organic Cotton Market Report.  For the 5th consecutive year,…
For more than three weeks now, a tug of war has been going on between the top management of the Escondida copper…
The European Parliament aims at strengthening legislation on deforestation through imports. Initially targeting six agricultural commodities (including leather, wood or palm oil),…
The Woolmark Company is making weaves with its latest Wear wool, not fossil fuels campaign. The aim of the spot is to…
Summer 2022 will have been marked by extreme climatic events, in France and around the world. Overwhelming heat waves, violent fires, torrential…
The chocolate industry is known for its potential ethical issues, mainly child labour and deforestation. Over the past few years, an increasing…
Biodiversity losses represent a direct threat to human beings, whose survival relies on no less than 50 000 wild species of plants…
Textile Exchange has just released its latest report on the use of “preferred materials” within the fashion industry, aiming at tracking “progress…
Until tomorrow, the 15th United Nations Convention of the Parties (COP) is being held in Abidjan, focusing this year on the fight…
The number of industries affected by the conflict is growing. The sustainable wood sector is one of them. Indeed, 35% of FSC-certified wood…
Sponsored by industry players but written independently, this paper offers a critical analysis of the various criticisms levelled at the sector, such…
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided us with a new illustration of the pressure that is being exerted on our…
The war in Ukraine has brought to light a sensitive supply chain: that of Russian diamonds. For ethics reasons, some major jewellery…
Textile Exchange’s long-awaited and highly detailed report on regenerative agriculture is finally public! The study clarifies the principles of regenerative agriculture –…
We wish you a year rich in commitments, for long-lasting partnerships and exemplary supply-chains!
The last two articles we relayed to you highlighted the need for companies to commit to their upstream supply chains and raised…
A few days after the end of the COP 26, this article (re)confirms, through the Nutella’s case study, some of the fundamentals…
While COP 26 is in full swing and calls for action from civil society (among others!) are multiplying, some reports, such as…
One year ago, Textile Exchange was launching its Biodiversity Benchmark, which aimed at understanding how the fashion and textile industry raw material…
“Cotton is a so thirsty crop that it takes 20 000 liters of water to produce a single tee-shirt” “Cotton consumes 25%…
Agricultural commodities have always been subject to climatic hazards. The increase in the occurrence of extreme weather events accentuates this vulnerability, while…