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M&S Shwopping crosses 2mn mark

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Mark Sumner, M&S' cotton expert, says: "If you shop at M&S, there's a good chance you will have come across a BCI cotton product. It's an important part of our sourcing mix now and we want it to grow and grow. We've committed to source 25 per cent of our cotton from more sustainable sources by 2015. We need BCI cotton alongside Fairtrade, Organic and recycled in our business so we can achieve this step change in environmentally conscious cotton sourcing."

World's most sustainable suit back by popular demand

The M&S Saville Row Inspired suit dubbed 'the world's most sustainable suit' has been such a hit that it will be returning to M&S stores and website for Spring / Summer next year.

The limited run of 500 suits sold out online and became the top selling suit at some of M&S' biggest stores. 2,250 have been ordered for June 2013.

The £349 suit is made from the most sustainable materials possible with everything from the buttons to the lining being carefully sourced to make it one of the greenest garments ever made. It took several years to develop by a team of M&S experts who have worked to ensure the suit is not only made from the most sustainable materials available. Designed by Richard James, is also impeccably well cut and of the highest quality.

150 million recycled clothing hangers change children's lives in Bangladesh

Year one of the three year M&S and UNICEF project in Bangladesh, launched to transform the lives of some of world's poorest children, has delivered some encouraging results. The project - funded by the money M&S saves by recycling 150 million clothes hangers a year - provides all the basics children need for a better future in two locations (Mirpur and Bahluka) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In its first year it provided:

  • 96 children with day care at five centres;
  • 450 children with pre-primary education at 15 early learning centres;
  • 170 adolescents with life skills-based education;
  • A comprehensive survey on health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene and education to establish a baseline to measure future progress.

Plans for year two include the provision of more education facilities, vaccinations for all infants before their first birthday, nutrition training for community workers and water, sanitation and hygiene for schools as well as the provision of fresh water and sanitation.

Over 50,000 people will benefit over three years and after evaluating the success of this intervention, UNICEF will roll out the programme across Bangladesh and into new countries, such as India.

New M&S distribution centre features Europe's largest solar wall

M&S' new distribution centre in Castle Donington, set to open next year, features Europe's largest solar wall - a sun-facing wall that absorbs the sun'senergy to heat fresh air which is used to help heat and ventilate the warehouse.

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