Environmental Sustainability

Carhartt Expands its Resale Program to Retail Stores
July 25, 2023 at 5:01 pm

Following the successful pilot launch of its resale program dedicated to extending the life of workwear and reducing clothing waste, workwear brand Carhartt, in partnership with Trove, announced last week that it will expand Carhartt Reworked to accept trade-in at 35 company retail stores effective immediately and begin mail-in trade-in starting in late 2023. Beginning July 19, participating Carhartt retail…

How and Why to Achieve a Circular Supply Chain
July 18, 2023 at 7:01 pm

Manufacturers, businesses and all organizations within the retail supply chain have had to constantly develop groundbreaking solutions to maintain the production of high-quality goods due to rising costs and limited access to raw materials, especially since the onset of the pandemic. As a result, traditional linear supply chain strategies have given way to new ones…

The Green Gap: Synchronizing Customer and Retailer Sentiment on a Sustainable Final Mile
July 10, 2023 at 12:27 pm

It's impossible to ignore the prominence of sustainability discourse in today's society — it's ubiquitous and omnipresent. The marked shift in the perception of consumers and businesses towards this issue is not only noticeable, but also intensifying. Ambitious objectives in the coming decades and beyond are concentrated on making considerable leaps in our thought processes,…

How to Get Started With Green Logistics 
July 10, 2023 at 11:54 am

E-commerce and online deliveries are at an all-time high, with sales increasing 20-fold since 2000, according to the EPA. Consumers embraced delivery for safety during the pandemic, and they’re finding that the convenience is keeping delivery just as popular today. With this demand, consumers are also paying attention to the environmental impacts of delivery on…

Brooks Running Launches a 'Recommerce' Program
July 6, 2023 at 12:56 pm

Brooks Running announced the launch of ReStart, a new recommerce program that will refurbish and resell gently used Brooks footwear in the U.S. Brooks partnered with Trove, a provider of branded resale for more than a decade and the recommerce partner to many leading brands, to power ReStart. The ReStart program will incorporate three grade ranges — Like…

Creating a More Sustainable Future for E-Commerce Delivery
June 15, 2023 at 11:22 am

The way we shop has changed dramatically over the past few years. E-commerce acceleration has given consumers endless options for shopping and delivery. While this shift to a new shop-from-anywhere economy has made our lives more convenient, it has come at an environmental cost that consumers are increasingly aware of. In fact, a recent consumer…

Inside HanesBrands' Global Sustainability Strategy
June 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm

In episode 405 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Chris Fox, chief sustainability officer at HanesBrands, a global everyday apparel manufacturer operating iconic brands Hanes, Champion, and Bonds. Listen in as Fox discusses his career background (1:00), highlights and achievements from HanesBrands' 2022 Sustainability Summary Report (2:13), and how the company transparently reports on…

How Strategic Supplier Collaboration Can Reduce Textile Waste
May 31, 2023 at 12:59 pm

Consumers are posing an ultimatum to fashion and apparel brands: Start taking sustainability seriously or they’ll shop elsewhere. A new study of UK consumers found that 81 percent intend to boycott apparel brands that don’t prioritize sustainability within the next two years. These consumers are part of a clear global trend: Growing swaths of consumers…

Going Green: How Brands Can Grow Revenue While Saving the Planet
May 30, 2023 at 9:15 pm

Consumers have become incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the ways in which companies operate — from technical matters like data usage and privacy to societal issues like diversity, equity and inclusion. In turn, we’ve seen decision making not only become more complex, but also more directly related to individual values and moral standards. And while…

How eBay Refurbished Extends Products' Lifecycles, Wins Customers
May 29, 2023 at 5:53 pm

In episode 403 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Mari Corella, general manager of home and hard goods at eBay, a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers in more than 190 markets around the world. Corella discusses her role and career history in e-commerce (0:44), the eBay Refurbished program…