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Responsible Wool Standard Bans Mulesing

After intense pressure from apparel brands, Textile Exchange amended the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) to ban mulesing, a practice widely used in Australia to prevent infections of sheep that has been condemned by animal welfare advocates.

Amid Bankruptcies, Brands Flock Toward Specialty at Grassroots Show

With an expected excess of inventory to hit the active-lifestyle market following several high-profile, big-box retail bankruptcies in the space, brands at the Spring Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Show in Albuquerque, NM (June 13-17) were doubling down on their partnerships with these smaller, but more influential group of retailers.

New Down Standard Faces Fight with PETA

The Responsible Down Standard, which was spearheaded by outdoor apparel brands and their suppliers to promote humane treatment of birds used to produce down fill and insulation, appears to have emerged from its first challenge from animal rights activists stronger. The challenge came in the form of an “exposé” released by People for the Ethical […]

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