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Textile Buyers Still Don’t Prioritize Sustainability Over Price

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Sustainability commanded the largest share of conversations at the recent Heimtextil tradeshow in Frankfurt, but chatter among mills and manufacturers highlighted a lingering problem: buyers still overwhelmingly prioritize price over eco efforts. While consumers grow more interested in sustainability, brands and retailers are simultaneously facing cost pressures and waning interest in spending for the sake…

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