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Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

That’s the view of Patrick Duffy, the founder of Global Fashion Exchange - an international sustainable fashion platform - who led a UN conference panel this week, on the use of clothing as a vehicle for change.

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Ocean Conference: Trinidad village protects leatherback turtles

An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.

Marine issues top the global agenda next week when the UN hosts the Ocean Conference from 5-9 June at its Headquarters in New York.

Dianne Penn reports.

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“Don’t politicize data,” sustainable entrepreneur urges

Eco-friendly innovators need to use clear and un-politicized data to “let people understand” the environmental impact of their actions.

That’s according to Julie Moffitt, cofounder of ForeLight Inc., a biomanufacturer of naturally derived replacements for colours and dyes used in the cosmetic, food and animal feed industries.

Ms Moffitt was at UN Headquarters as a competitor in MIT Solve, a project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which applicants pitched their sustainable innovations to a panel of judges and shared ideas with other applicants.