Gucci launches an ECO shoe collection for men and women made from biodegradable plastic and veggie-tanned calfskin, with recycled polyester tags. –Contact Music.com

Today, the UK Gaurdian’s Observer awarded  VEJA their Ethical Fashion 2012 award for the brand’s “strong ethical principles whilst creating beautiful products.” -Observer

IKEA‘s promotion of mass-consumption has led to them chopping down an old-growth forest in Russia to make cheap furniture. -Mongabay