M&S Podcast: New episode featuring supermodel David Gandy

Marks & Spencer (M&S) have launched their fifth Podcast which talks about sustainability. David Gandy speaks to M&S about his capsule tailoring collection, designing more sustainably and buying to last. In the latest M&S Podcast, Rachel Silver speaks to British supermodel and menswear style icon David Gandy, M&S’ Ambassador of Tailoring who has his own successful line of underwear and loungewear and most recently his first ever capsule tailoring collection; and James Doidge, M&S’ Head of Menswear Design, who leads a team of designers and worked closely with David on…

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M&S Launches Eco Bag With Social Impact

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new eco-shopping bag that helps prevent waste and reduce poverty among people living in Haiti and the Philippines. Launched in stores on 6th November, the re-usable bag is made from 75% Social Plastic©, which is plastic waste that has been collected and recycled by Plastic Bank, a social enterprise seeking to stop ocean plastic pollution. Plastic Bank incentivises people in Haiti and the Philippines – two areas highly polluted with plastic – to collect waste and take it to one of 36 recycling…

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Interactive sourcing map for wild and farmed fish launched by M&S

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched an interactive map that shows customers and stakeholders where every type of fish or seafood it sells is either caught or farmed. corporate.marksandspencer.com/seafoodmap is the first website of its kind from any major UK retailer and includes information on the capture or farming method and sustainability information for every fishery or farm. A total of 47 different species (every type M&S sells, including fish or shellfish used as an ingredient in products like sandwiches, salads and prepared meals) are plotted on the map as…

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Episode 3 of the M&S Podcast is live: Responsible business: tackling Modern Day Slavery in supply chains

Marks & Spencer (M&S) have launched their third Podcast. Guests: Louise Nicholls, M&S’ Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability and Food packaging and David Camp, who runs consultancy allianceHR, is the Chief Executive of the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) and founded Stronger Together and Fast Forward. Listen and download here https://bit.ly/2NPGtTZ or on iTunes. Episode information Ethical sourcing – treating people well – has always been important. But the government’s introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 accelerated a move that was already afoot to bring a sharper…

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Episode 2 of the M&S Podcast is released: The horsemeat crisis and how it has changed the industry

Marks & Spencer (M&S) have launched their second Podcast. The series includes interviews with M&S colleagues and guests from the world of business, government and campaign groups, it will tackle some of big issues facing business today, look at the history of the High Street and the ever-changing world of retail. Series one takes a look at sustainable business and M&S’ Plan A programme. A second series is planned later in the year looking at the history of the High Street, working with the M&S Archive based in Leeds, and…

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