Francois-Henri Pinault, the Kering chief executive, in his London office. “If your products are not in sync with a higher set of values, then you aren’t going to survive in this business,” he said. Credit Lauren Fleishman for The New York Times

• François-Henri Pinault, Kering Chief, on Why Green Is the New Black

After sharing the results of Kering’s 2012-16 sustainability report at the end of last year, Mr. Pinault released on Wednesday a secondary phase of targets for the group to meet by 2025.

Read more at The New York Times here.

Photography Amber Grace Dixon. Styling Lee Trigg.

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• Challenging what fashion is and can be, Bethany Williams is exploring social change

Committed to exploring social and environmental change within her work, the London-based sustainable fashion designer works with marginalised parts of society to bring about positive change and social enterprise.

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Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. Image from AP/Jordan Strauss.

• The Power and Problems of Protest Dressing.

From the French Revolution’s tricolour cockades to the all-black outfits worn for the 2018 Golden Globes, the history of change is filled with clothes. Will the international fashion weeks take part, asks Alexandra Shulman?

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CC BY 2.0 Mike Mozart. Zara is a big player in the fast fashion industry.

• What’s needed to clean up the fashion industry?

A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines steps to a circular fashion economy.
Read more at Treehugger.com here.

Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibition, which ‘legitimised discussion of clothes’. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

• Power dressing: why fashion has never been so important.

This is a visual century and for those in search of an audience, fashion is the platform of choice. Kanye West, Victoria Beckham and Jaden Smith represent a new intake drawn to fashion to make their mark on the world.

Read more at the Guardian here.