Sustainability In Retail

Our Go Green Employee Resource Group and Macy’s Merchandising Group’s Sustainability Committee co-hosted a Sustainability in Retail Panel Discussion, where leading experts on sustainability came together at our New York City offices to discuss the growth of eco-fashion and ways in which Macy’s can embrace this trend to shape a more sustainable retail industry.

The event was moderated by Jim Sluzewski, Macy’s SVP of Corporate Communications & External Affairs and member of Macy’s Sustainability Leadership Team, featuring a diverse group of panelists:

  • Michael Kobori, VP of Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.   
  • Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing of Cotton Inc.
  • Sean Murphy, Cofounder, Chief Creative Officer, YFYJupiter
  • Lewis Perkins, President, Cradle to Cradle
  • Marci Zaroff, Founder of Under the Canopy and Metawear

Throughout the discussion, panelists shared ideas about how they have pioneered sustainability in their industries and how Macy’s can apply these learnings – specifically exploring the idea of eco fashion as a white space opportunity and what it means to our customer. Audience members also got the chance to learn about Macy’s current social responsibility efforts and accomplishments in regards to sustainability, as well as our future goals.

Check out this short clip of the Sustainability in Retail Panel:


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So what is eco-fashion? Eco-fashion, also called sustainable fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability – the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility.


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