Staying Curious podcast episode 012 : Imparting social change through business and fashion

Scot Case joins Staying Curious today to share a little bit more about his belief that businesses of all types can truly work to make the world a better place for everyone. With experience across a number of sectors, to include fashion, manufacturing and other nonprofit sectors, Scot’s experience and dedication to sustainability efforts helps companies of all sizes figure out how to thrive in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

Sustainability and Retail

Scot Case, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the National Retail Federation

To learn more about how to proactively take on the supply chain to better monitor and address sustainability in the industry, follow Scot Case:
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Scot Case serves as the Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the National Retail Federation where he helps companies of all shapes and sizes learn how to use their business to make the world a better place—to include positively impacting sustainability efforts. While previous sustainability efforts in retail tended to focus largely on wood, jewelry or electronics—fashion is now seeing a period of renewed interest in addressing sustainability concerns.

There are many ways that the fashion industry is approaching sustainability efforts, with the largest emphasis being within the supply chain and materials space. Retailers are now looking to replace existing fabrics with more renewable or eco-friendly fabrics, changing production methods to minimize waste, and promoting circularity and resale efforts. And this emphasis is not just top-down, but also being demanded by the consumers with renewed interest in used or more sustainable products.

One of the biggest opportunities for improving sustainability is for businesses to really invest in their resale opportunities. Scot doesn’t believe this to just be a trend, but instead a meaningful approach to solving a complex problem. With so many different options for how to improve sustainability, embracing circularity and resale is often a great first step.

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