From Food to Fashion: Applying Sustainability Lessons Across Industries

From Food to Fashion: Applying Sustainability Lessons Across Industries

Take Vanessa Barboni Hallik, creator of apparel brand Another Tomorrow | https://www.voguebusiness.com/sustainability/what-food-industry-can-teach-fashion-about-sustainability-supply-chain-transparency |, for example. Hallik wanted to create traceability in her business model, and she found the food industry contained some of the best models for traceable supply chains.
Another Tomorrow | https://www.anothertomorrow.co/sustainability/ | prominently lists the materials the label uses in their creations: organic cotton, organic linen, and ethical wool. Each one links to a page that describes that material and its ramifications for sustainability. The label is also clear about the materials they do not use, particularly polyester. 
Hallik explained that one of her inspirations was the farm-to-table movement. In her words: “It’s a way to satisfy that craving for the connection that was lost when supply chains spread all over the world.” What Hallik has picked up on is that the food industry has already had its reckoning with consumer demands for sustainability. Wasteful and ecologically harmful practices of conventional agriculture certainly persist, but they have drawn sufficient backlash from environmental groups to promote the creation of new standards of organic, ecologically- and socially-conscious agricultural standards. 
Now the fashion industry, long notorious for pollution and environmental and social harms, is coming under the same intense pressure. Sustainability-oriented labels are responding by looking to the food industry and seeing what they can learn. 
 
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