Sustainability

Consumer Goods Interview: Subscription Essentials Service On Enabling Consumers To Shop Their Values

Grove Collective's CEO explains how he identified an unmet consumer need for an easy way to shop sustainable, healthy and environmentally friendly products, and how the company is meeting it with a personalized, subscription-based service

Fashion & Apparel Interview: How The RealReal Leverages Circular Luxury Apparel For A Sustainable Future

Ahead of his appearance at Shoptalk, The RealReal's head of omni-channel, Michael Groffenberger, caught up with PSFK to share his insights on the future of luxury consignment, as well as how consumers are increasingly turning to more sustainable, economic and eco-friendly options

Automotive Lyft 'Green Mode' Lets Riders Choose Electric Vehicles

Lyft intends to align with consumer interest in sustainability while helping promote EV drivers with a feature that lets riders select an environmentally friendly vehicle

Post Purchase Service & Support Consumers Can Check Their Purchase's Carbon Footprint On Their Phone

Startup Ecoingot's tech aims to help empower consumers to manage their own environmental impact, enabling transparency by putting product details like the greenhouse gas or carbon emission on a smartphone app

Delivery & Logistics Sustainable Grocery Startup Offers Same-Day No-Package Delivery

The Wally Shop delivers farm-fresh groceries from local partners via bike courier in reusable packaging that it will pick up from shoppers upon their next order

Home By 2025, IKEA Promises To Deliver All Shoppers' Goods Via EVs

Shanghai is the first stop on the retailer's global mission to convert entirely to electric-vehicle delivery, part of its broader goal to significantly reduce its environmental impact

Food & Beverage Loop Helps UPS, PepsiCo, P&G And More Enable No-Waste Packaging

The circular shopping platform transforms the single-use packaging of everyday items like toothpaste or ice cream into durable and reusable containers, curbing waste by letting consumers use and return rather than discard

Beauty H&M London Concept Store Offers Thematic Ambiance And Product Sampling

A concept store in King’s Mall shopping center in Hammersmith, U.K. echoes H&M's promise to offer shoppers a higher quality, curated shopping experience as well as increase sustainability measures

Brand Activation & Immersion Hilton Hotels Accommodates More Guests With Vegan-Friendly Suite

In an effort to align with more consumers' lifestyles, Hilton designed a suite that is thoroughly vegan, even down to the details of soy-silk curtains and pineapple-leather upholstery

Luxury Nordstrom Trunk Club Helps Advise Customers On Proper Garment Care

Trunk Club is increasing the value of its service by adding consumer education on how to extend the lifetime of garments with its Caring for Clothing, part of Nordstrom's greater effort to reflect consumer interest in sustainability and quality over quantity

Packaging & Product Engagement PSFK Spotlight From Facebook's 2019 Trends Report: Circular Economy

Eco-conscious brands are incorporating recycled materials into new goods to reduce their environmental impact, while shoppers are buying products from sellers who reflect their values

Loyalty & Membership PSFK Retail Conference Preview: How Eileen Fisher Enables Conscious Retailing

Ahead of presenting at PSFK's Future of Retail 2019 Conference next month, Eileen Fisher's Vice President, Amy Hall, shares how the brand manages to balance profitability with sustainability, and drive engagement by providing solutions to consumer demand for ethical, transparent retail

Retail IKEA And Tom Dixon Encourage Urbanites To Grow Their Own Food

The partnership will debut design ideas and products at London's Chelsea Flower Show to encourage urbanites to implement home-agriculture practices for a sustainable global future

Shopper Education & Assistance Kickstarter Resource Center Helps Companies Implement Sustainable Practices

The platform supporting startups is offering members an Environmental Resources Centre to advise them on eco-friendly practices in manufacturing, packaging and more, responding to consumer demand for brand sustainability and transparency