Posts made in June, 2012

Spotlight on eco-labeling in the fashion industry

With the launch of our labeling guide stimulating discussion among 2degrees members, and professionals across multiple sectors debating how best to communicate the sustainability credentials of products to consumers, PR professional Katharine Earley considers how the eco-labeling debate is shaping up in the fashion industry. I was interested to learn that eco-labeling plays an important role in the purchasing decisions of almost half (47%) of EU citizens, according to a European Commission survey. Voluntary eco-labels for clothing in Europe include the EU Ecolabel and...

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New Balance: Celebrating 30 years of manufacturing in the UK

This month, SOURCE contributor Katharine Earley speaks to Graham Dicken, EMEA Marketing Manager for running shoe manufacturer New Balance. The company is celebrating 30 years of manufacturing in the UK this year, having substantially grown its Cumbria-based operation since it was first established in 1982. The factory now produces 1.2m pairs of shoes annually, for distribution worldwide, and makes 65% of the New Balance shoes sold in the UK market. We investigate the background to an inspiring domestic manufacturing success story and consider the unwavering appeal of the ‘Made in the UK’...

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Introducing Sicily’s 2000-year old dancing satyr: Il ‘Satiro Danzante’

We investigate the story of an extraordinary, mysterious find made by a Sicilian fisherman in the waters of the Mediterranean. Mazara del Vallo, a historic and charming fishing town in Sicily’s south western corner. Known throughout Italy for its prolific fishing industry, its fisherman often unearth treasures in the deep blue waters around the island’s picturesque coastline. However, one fascinating find, made in March 1998, would elevate the town to international acclaim and firmly re-establish it as a place of cultural interest. Residents of Mazara have long been accustomed to seeing...

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