A Lower Hutt-based charity is making waves in the ethical clothing world with its children’s clothing range made from recycled clothing. Earthlink Apparel is trying to reduce the number of perfectly useable textiles clogging up landfills.
After successfully diverting more than 45,000 pieces of used oral care products from landfill, the Colgate Community Recycle Drive is back. It’s part of a wave of ‘green’ initiatives hitting the market as retailers seek to tap into a strong consumer focus on eco-friendly shopping.
Sustainability is a huge buzzword right now, but it’s not always obvious how retailers can apply it to their own business. In the University of Auckland Business School’s new Sustainability Week initiative, retailers from a selection of high-profile Kiwi companies will weigh in.