Energy Monitor reporter Nour Ghantous (left) in conversation with Clare Woodford, global director of impact at the Alpine Group, at the ‘Green Zone’ at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The fashion industry is notorious for some polluting practices, but Alpine Group’s global director of impact Clare Woodford tells Energy Monitor sustainability is at the heart of its operations. She highlights material innovation and a new recycled textile, textile-to-textile recycled polyester, as two ways in which this company intends to ramp up its climate action. Walmart‘s Free Assembly label has pioneered adoption of the new recycled product.

Alpine Group is COP27’s official uniform sponsor, which means it created all 22,500 uniforms worn by team members at the UN climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Outside the COP, the company manufactures apparel for brands like Under Armour.

Earlier this year, Alpine Group became the first apparel-maker to sign up to the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, a science-based strategic management tool to align business operations with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It also announced the launch of a ‘factory of the future‘ for the fourth quarter of 2022 in Egypt.

Beyond recycled textiles at COP27:

Over the next two weeks, reporter Nour Ghantous (week one) and senior writer Dave Keating (week two) are reporting from COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on behalf of Energy Monitor and our parent company, GlobalData. They will provide the data-led analysis you have come to expect from Energy Monitor but also something new: video interviews with business leaders, policymakers and campaigners. We encourage you to return often to our Energy Monitor home page for updates from the conference. You can also sign up for our free biweekly newsletter here.

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COP27: How countries compare on carbon emissions and pledges, by Nick Ferris (7 November)

COP27: Mattie Yeta, CGI’s chief sustainability officer, on the first-ever ‘metaverse COP’, by Nour Ghantous (7 November)

COP27: International Labour Organization wants to see a just transition “actually implemented”, by Nour Ghantous (9 November)

Why the financial odds are stacked against developing countries, by Isabeau van Halm and Polly Bindman

Which countries are already at net zero?, by Nick Ferris (25 October)

COP27: Manage your expectations, by Nour Ghantous (21 September)