H&M, Lululemon back $250 million Fashion Climate Fund to decarbonize supply chain

H&M, Lululemon back $250 million Fashion Climate Fund to decarbonize supply chain

H&M Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation also backers Fund aims to unlock $2 billion as solutions are scaled up LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) – Lululemon Athletica Inc (LULU.O) and H&M Group (HMb.ST) are among backers of a $250 million fund aiming to speed up efforts to cut carbon emissions in the fashion industry’s supply chain, … Read more

Fashion industry risks falling short of green goals, Business of Fashion report says

Fashion industry risks falling short of green goals, Business of Fashion report says

People stand next to the window of a fashion boutique in a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Despite incremental improvement from some sector leaders, the fashion industry’s 30 largest listed companies risk falling short of … Read more

Singapore startup Zilingo fires CEO after suspension

Singapore startup Zilingo fires CEO after suspension

SINGAPORE, May 20 (Reuters) – Singapore-based Zilingo said on Friday it had fired Chief Executive Ankiti Bose after an independent investigation into complaints about what the fashion technology startup described as “serious financial irregularities”. Bose, 30, the face of Zilingo at industry forums and investor meetings, told Reuters she was wrongfully dismissed. “The board has … Read more

H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

H&M-backed project pilots CO2-capturing aprons at Stockholm restaurant

STOCKHOLM, May 20 (Reuters) – A Stockholm restaurant crew is wearing cotton aprons that capture greenhouse gas from the air, in a pilot of a technique developed by H&M-backed researchers as the fashion industry struggles to lower its climate impact. The textile industry has a large carbon footprint, something fashion giants are under increasing pressure … Read more

Amazon lines up satellite launches to take on Musk’s Starlink

Amazon lines up satellite launches to take on Musk's Starlink

April 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has secured rocket launches with three companies, the company said on Monday, as it spends billions on putting together a satellite constellation to beam broadband internet that will rival Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Starlink. The e-commerce giant said its Project Kuiper has secured 83 launches over five years and … Read more

Wall St climbs as megacap growth stocks gain, Twitter surges

Wall St climbs as megacap growth stocks gain, Twitter surges

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Twitter soars after Elon Musk reveals 9.2% stake US-listed Chinese companies surge Utilities, real estate lag among S&P 500 sectors Indexes up: Dow 0.07%, … Read more

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – Workers at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the second-largest US private employer, a victory that adds to recent grassroots successes by labor activists pushing into new industries. Employees at the online retailer’s fulfillment center in the borough of … Read more

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

A GameStop store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 31 (Reuters) – Video game retailer GameStop Corp (GME.N) said on Thursday it would seek shareholder approval for a stock split, aiming to … Read more

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count; losing in Alabama

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count;  losing in Alabama

March 31 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers at a warehouse in New York City’s Staten Island have so far voted 57% in favor of unionizing with a final tally due on Friday, a potential landmark victory for organized labor at the second-largest US private employer. But that win contrasted with 53% of Amazon workers … Read more

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cucumber crisis: surging energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

Cost of growing a cucumber to jump from 25p to 70p High energy costs mean crops not planted Pressures likely to push food prices higher ROYDON, England, March 31 (Reuters) – In a small corner of south-east England, vast glasshouses stand empty, the soaring cost of energy preventing their owner from using heat to grow … Read more