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Rückblick 2. Future Fashion Day

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Tag mit vielen interessanten Austellern, Vorträgen und einer Catwalk-Show die alle Erwartungen übertroffen hat.

Optimistisch blicken wir auf 2017 und möchten den FutureFashionDay weiter ausbauen.

Alle Bilder zum Event sind im folgenden Link zu sehen https://futurefashionday.wordpress.com/

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Guayakí: Securing Supplies, Strengthening the Mission

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The case reviews the rise of Guayakí, a company that sells energy drinks produced with leaves from Yerba Mate trees, and a significant decision it now faces.  Guayakí’s drinks offer a natural alternative in the energy drink industry, which is dominated by large players selling products mainly made from water and chemicals.  The company started very small, had several ... »

Clothes Exchange Party

oikos Bayreuth is hosting another Clothes Exchange Party to reduce waste, and overconsumption.

 

More information (in German) here. ... »

oikos Talks on Humanitarian Fashion

oikos Reutlingen is hosting an oikos Talks event with GLIMPSE FASHION which works to prevent prostitution in the fashion supply chain in India.

Find more information (in German) here. ... »

2. Future Fashion Day

Ethisch korrekt produziert, nachhaltig und schön?? Wie das gehen kann zeigen wir beim 2. Future Fashion Day. Mit klarem Fokus auf Design und Nachhaltigkeit präsentieren wir Top-Player aus dem Eco-Fashion-Segment. Die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren - lasst euch überraschen!

Es werden zahlreiche Aussteller aus der Region, Labels aus deutschlands Modehauptstadt Berlin und auch aus der Sch ... »

Model WTO on local TV Broadcast (ITV).

https://youtu.be/cOCTm1hwTH8 ... »

Modern Day Slavery in the Textile Industry

oikos Leipzig hosts a speech and discussion on modern day slavery in the textile industry. Further information (in German) is available here. ... »

oikos FutureLab 2016

The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 140 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. More information is available here.

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A View on the 20th oikos Conference on Food Labels

"Having been part of the oikos event calendar for more than 20 years, the oikos Conference is the oldest oikos initiative. Since its start in 1988, the aim of the project has been to organize a conference to increase awareness and knowledge about a selected environmental topic, and to generate an impact beyond the conference.

This year’s oikos Conference team, consisting of five and later six ... »

oikos Meeting, 02.11.2015

Would you like to taste sustainability? If yes, you are more than welcome at the next oikos Warsaw meeting! We will enjoy discussions about sustainable food and sustainable food itselt. We are meeting on Monday, November 2, at 7 p.m. at Strych na Wróble.

More information: HERE

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Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact

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With no previous experience in the mobile phone industry, Bas van Abel, an industrial designer based in Amsterdam, started Fairphone as an NGO [non-governmental organisation] awareness campaign in March 2010. He hoped that by inviting the public to design collaboratively a prototype of a “fair” smartphone, the campaign would raise the Dutch public’s awareness of the lin ... »

From Sweatshops to Sustainability: Wal-Mart’s Journey in Bangladesh

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Walmart the largest company in the world by revenues as of 2014, operated on the philosophy of providing its consumers products at the lowest possible price. To achieve this, it procured goods from various parts of the world. The clothes were mostly procured from Bangladesh. Walmart and other global retailers were attracted to Bangladesh due to cheap labor and low productio ... »

Apple and Conflict Minerals: Ethical Sourcing for Sustainability

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The success of Apple Inc.’s products like the iPhone and the iPad made the company rely on manufacturers in Asia to produce its products at a lower cost. Since these manufacturers were not too particular about checking the origins of the minerals they used, Apple had to face accusations by activists that it was using conflict minerals in its products. These conflict mineral ... »

Un-dress

Sustainable and fashionable? UnDress shows that this goes together very well. In workshops and presentations, HSG students can inform about modern ecofashion. Moreover, there is an exhibition and a fashion show with students and professors, where everyone can gain inspiration for sustainable and fashionable looks and trends. This annual event is organized in cooperation with the Marketin ... »

Fashion (Supply Chain) Learning Circle Updates

The Fashion/Supply Chain Learning Circle 

 

Fair fashion, sustainable shirts and organic underpants – that is what we want. But what changes need to be pushed on in order to achieve a more sustainable product? What steps within the fashion supply chain are concerned? And in what ways can oikos impact on this transformation towards more sustainability?

 

Through a co-operat ... »

IKEA and the 'Better Cotton Initiative'

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The purpose of this case study is to discuss the relation between management and sustainability, paying specific attention to the issue of supply chain and innovation. IKEA, the world’s leading furniture retailer, has a long history of managing environmental and social issues. The company has developed internal procedures to assess the sustainability impact of new products ... »

oikos Case Quarterly: Fairtrade Issue 13, March 2014

As of today, fairtrade products can be found in almost any grocery store. Both, sales volume and variety of products available keep increasing at a fast pace. Much has been discussed about the certification instruments and the concept behind the fairtrade movement. However, cases discussing the business models of fairtrade initiatives are rare. We hereby present two cases to help explore the chall ... »

Madécasse: Competing with a 4x Fairtrade Business Model

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Brett Beach and Tim McCollum, co-founders of Madécasse, spent two years as Peace Corps volunteers in Madagascar. During that time, they fell in love with the country and its people. Recognizing the need of the Malagasy for stable jobs and fair wages and the connection between poverty and environmental destruction, Brett and Tim discussed possibilities for a social enter ... »

"Protecting Our Oceans": Sustainability at Holland America Lines

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This is a case about the threats to the world’s oceans seen through the lens of the $30 billion per year cruise line industry. There is a focus on Holland America Lines (HAL) as a sustainability leader in the industry. HAL has implemented a number of beyond compliance and efficiency initiatives and is ISO 14001 certified. The cruise line industry, and the maritime indu ... »

Walmart: Love, Earth

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This is the story about the efforts of a social entrepreneur, Assheton Carter, to create a meaningful initiative with Wal-Mart in ethical mining.  His idea:  to somehow secure the supply chain for jewelry in a way that consumers could be certain that every input – from treatment of workers in the mines through to sustainable manufacturing – was executed to the high ... »

Of Orangutans and Chainsaws: Cargill, Inc. Confronts The Rainforest Action Network’s Palm Oil Advocacy

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From October 2007 till September 2010, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an environment and sustainability-focused nongovernmental organization (NGO) mounted a public campaign against Cargill, the United States-based agribusiness company. The campaign advocated the production and sale of sustainable palm oil because traditional palm oil cultivation destroyed rainfores ... »

Corporate Social Engagement: How Aramex Crosses Boundaries

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In line with its integrative sustainability program, the global logistics company Aramex decided to use its core competencies for a humanitarian relief campaign in Gaza in 2008/9 and deliver donated items to people in need. In view of the situation’s urgency, Aramex had to quickly develop a suitable strategy for how to communicate the need for donations across the wide ... »

Y U Ranch: Strategy and Sustainability in Cattle Ranching

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Bryan Gilvesy owns and operates Y U Ranch, a Longhorn cattle ranch in southern Ontario. In this case series, Gilvesy is required to make a set of interesting but seemingly unimportant decisions. Collectively, over the three cases, students will see that each decision builds on the previous decision, which contributes not only to Gilvesy becoming less “sustainable” in ... »

Burgerville: Sustainability and Sourcing in a QSR Supply Chain

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Burgerville, a local quick-serve restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest prides itself on its attention to keeping its menu items “Fresh, Local, Sustainable.” A family-owned business with deep social values, Burgerville prides itself on leadership in environmental and social initiatives. While Burgerville sells hamburgers, milkshakes and fries, they highlight ingre ... »

Noir/Illuminati II (A & B): Defining Socially Responsible Affordable Luxury Clothing

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Peter Ingwersen founded the companies in February 2005. The two entities were like Siamese twins; Noir designed and produced luxury clothing for women, while Illuminati II was set up to produce high quality, fair-trade, organic cotton fabrics of the highest quality both for Noir and other leading fashion brands. Together, they provided the basis for a totally new concept ... »

Portland Roasting Company: Farm Friendly Direct

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This case describes the issues and dilemmas facing a company in their efforts to differentiate their product through a social sustainability programme. Over the years, the company has built a strong reputation with their sustainability efforts, particularly amongst their peers in the specialty coffee industry. There is some question as to whether this reputation has been ... »

Lululemon's commitment to the environment: A tangle of seaweed, suppliers, and social responsibility

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This case introduces Lululemon, an athletic and yoga wear retailer, and their commitment to the environment. The company was founded on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, and took pride in its innovative approach towards the environment. The company trusted the suppliers with which it had relationships, and believed the products it was buying were as t ... »

Michelin's Strategic Partnership with Indigenous People

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In June 2004, Jim Morrison, Human Resources Manager of Michelin’s Bridgewater Plant, was reflecting on the Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative (AWPI) Partnership Agreement that the company signed the previous November. He had a nagging feeling that there was little progress in increasing the representation of Aboriginal peoples at Michelin, and wondered why i ... »

Seventh Generation: Balancing Customer Expectations with Supply Chain Realities

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The case focuses on Seventh Generation, a maker of environmentally-sensitive household nondurables such as soaps, detergents, paper products, and diapers. Faced with the prospect of being without a product when a contract manufacturer could no longer make its natural baby wipes, the company substituted conventional wipes. But some of the ingredients in these conventional ... »

Transforming the Global Fishing Industry: The Marine Stewardship Council at Full Sail?

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an non-government organisation (NGO) - headquartered in London and established by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Unilever in 1997 to set up a certification and eco-labelling system for sustainable fishing. The case describes the MSC's initial and more recent challenges including the Tragedy of the Commons, a wide range of less w ... »