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By embracing sustainability, retailers aim to meet consumer demand for eco-friendly products, foster community engagement, and create a more resilient and equitable future for both people and the planet.

Retail

Clothing Shop

Clothing waste

  • Design clothing for durability and longevity

  • Reduce overproduction 

    • Saves money on production costs​

Hanging Brass Lamps

Emissions through transportation

  • Use railroads and intermodal transportation to consolidate shippings

  • Electric or natural gas powered vehicles

Watering Plants

Significant water usage

  • Select fabrics such as cotton or hemp that require less water to produce

  • Recycle and reuse water by capturing wastewater

  • Implement dying techniques that are less water-intensive

Plastic Bag in Ocean

Ocean contamination

  • Avoid using chemicals such as bleaches and dyes to prevent chemical runoff into oceans

  • Avoid the use of synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic that may end up in the ocean as micro-plastics

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