Earth Day- Destin CommonsApril 22, 2020
Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We see every single day that it is more important than ever to take care of our glorious land and waters. Some of the retailers at Destin Commons are making great strides in their eco-friendly efforts and we are proud to recognize their efforts.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has teamed up with thredUP, the world’s largest fashion resale marketplace. This partnership allows customers to send in their clothing for gift cards to be redeemed at Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister and Gilly Hicks. Abercrombie & Fitch customers in the U.S. can now request a thredUP clean out kit or download a prepaid shipping label at www.thredup.com/abercrombie or www.thredup.com/hollister to send any brand of like-new women’s or children’s clothing to thredUP. Once the garments are received and processed by thredUP, customers will earn Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister gift cards.
A&F Co.’s partnership with thredUP also supports the retailer’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative. A&F Co. joined the UNGC in 2019, and recently submitted its first annual communication on progress towards its long-term social and environmental sustainability goals.
H&M recognizes that the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the water as well as one of the most water-intensive industries. That is why they are investing in new technology to help tackle these issues as Mother Earth does not have enough natural resources to keep us producing at the rate at which we have been. H&M is looking at alternative fabric choices and recycling programs. To make this possible, H&M is supporting companies, like Worn Again, Ambercycle, and Infinited Fiber, that work diligently to change the fashion industry. Because of these efforts, you will see vegan leather in the Spring 2020 Conscious Exclusive collection made from grapes, and all the cotton used is sustainably sourced.
Every day is Earth day at Lush Cosmetics and one would be hard pressed to find a company more dedicated to enviromental issues. Lush eastablished the Sustainable Lush Fund which was born out of a desire to move beyond simply buying responsibly. Instead, Lush wanted to invest in sustainable farming and projects that replenish the land and support communities from the ground up.
Lush has also introduced products where there is zero packaging. In 2016, Lush sold more than 5 million bottles of shower gel. If just half the customers who purchased these bottles switched to naked shower gels, 2.6 million bottles could have been saved from ending up in landfill. Plus, they work just as well as their liquid counterparts. That is something to get excited about!
Victoria’s Secret Pink
Limited Brands, Inc., the parent company of Pink has committed to making massive strides in its sustainability efforts. Pink’s cotton is sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and they are committed to 100% BCI sourcing by 2021. In addition, Pink has stopped using PVC containers, which has resulted in reducing their usage by 4.3 million pounds per year. And they are working with the EPA WasteWise Program to increase their waste management efforts and promote the use and reuse of materials more productively over their entire life cycles. In fact, they have prevented more than 15,300 tons of material from going into the landfill through reuse and recycling!