Animal Welfare

High rise piggeries and tech….

Posted on

I am all for Precision Farming, Smart Technology and data driven solutions…but this article in Pig Progress (!) caught my eye this morning for all the wrong reasons. There are now 62 of these high rise piggeries in production or under construction in China. The design is said to be suitable for all geographic locations and climate conditions. The company is now on Version 5, which means they are learning and improving all the time. This also means there are 4 previous versions, which are not quite so good and could be compromising the welfare of thousands of pigs. I […]

Fashion’s Business Model for Sustainability

Posted on

Sustainability is not a buzzword. Or a trend. It’s the fashion industry’s major mandate—and the urgency is greater than most even realize. The challenge goes beyond embracing organic cotton and repurposing cutting floor waste—sustainability is directly tied to apparel’s struggle to be profitable. Inventory excess is undermining investment due to heavy costs related to waste. This is why it’s time for a radical, actionable roadmap to drive eco-conscious change.
Join Sourcing Journal on July 8 as leading experts explain how to transform fashion with capital and culture as the keys to creating both sustainability and profitability. We’ll lay out the financial, operational and marketing roadmap for achieving and accelerating sustainability goals. We’ll demonstrate how process innovation and data science can be used to devise tangible metrics for measuring financial value and mapping out strategies for the future.
The industry recognizes the need for sustainable change. Now it’s time to talk the metrics, mapping and tools to get there.