The improvements at Steve Madden shoes that Angie blogged about seem to be part of a wave. It can be hard to tell sometimes what’s real and what’s just a show, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised a couple times recently.

I emailed the company that makes the base layers I raved about earlier this year to ask for details of their new line #intimissimicares They pointed me to this page It describes supply chain procedures, initiatives for women’s rights and clean water, recycling and reduced packaging at their company. I can’t find an English version, but iPhones now translate webpages if you click the “AA” in the top left corner by the place where you type the url; I assume other phones can do similar.

Adidas is bringing out 3 new Stan Smith models that are designed to be more sustainable.

What similar changes have you seen at familiar companies?