Weekly Highlights - May 16, 2023 - Greenwashing, Greenpeace, and Lawsuits

This week, we’re diving into greenwashing in 2023, and it feels like we’re moving into a new era. Our conversation revolves around a lawsuit filed against a major brand, a report on greenwashing from Greenpeace (who, since 2011, has had a critical eye on the fashion/apparel industry), and more. Each week, in between our guest interviews, we’ll tackle news stories like this, sustainability topics, and innovations and add commentary and insights wherever possible.

This week’s highlights: Footwear News: New Suit Comes for Nike’s ‘Misleading’ Sustainability Marketing A Nike consumer is accusing the brand of greenwashing in a new lawsuit. Link here: https://footwearnews.com/2023/business/legal-news/nike-misleading-sustainability-marketing-lawsuit-1203464809/

Greenpeace: Enough of the circularity greenwash: slow fashion is the way forward. Ten years after the Rana Plaza disaster, the fast fashion industry is still crushing workers, greenwashing itself and destroying the planet (ouch). Link here: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/story/59440/enough-circularity-greenwash-slow-fashion-is-the-way-forward/

Greenpeace: Greenwash Danger Zone. 10 Years after Rana Plaza, fashion labels conceal a broken system. Report link here: https://www.greenpeace.de/publikationen/Greenpeace_Report_Greenwash_Danger_Zone.pdf

Greenpeace: Detox My Fashion. A campaign that launched in 2011 and had a major impact on the apparel & footwear industry. Link here: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/act/detox/

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