Target-ting Barneys

2 May 08

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To further up its Eco-cred, Target commissioned a 60-piece clothing line from designer Rogan Gregory. Mr. Gregory (who is behind the labels Rogan, Loomstate, Edun, A Litl Betr, and Rogan Objects) is known for using organic, sustainably produced materials in his collections, and most of his labels appear at high-end retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys New York.

Gregory’s collection for Target is part of Target’s Go International program, which features a line of moderately priced clothing from cutting-edge designers. Each collection in the Go International program appears in stores for about six weeks at a time. From Target:

All cotton used in the Rogan for Target collection is 100% certified organic, highlighting Rogan’s design sensibility of unique construction and a devotion to environmentally sensitive materials. The exclusive women’s fashion collection will launch on Target.com/go and at most Target stores nationwide on May 18, 2008, and will be available through June 28. Read the rest of this entry »


Reduce, Reuse, Retail: Target

5 December 07

Target has recently become the first major US retailer to offer a full-blown recycle-resell program (save for Apple, which only recycles and resells its own products). Big Red will now accept various electronic devices for recycling, and will repair/refurbish items whenever possible to sell them at a discount. The program will currently only sell refurbished goods online, though it will accept items for recycling in-store.Could we be moving into an era where electronics become more like automobiles? Cars are designed to last, and therefore often have multiple owners over the course of their usable lives. Why shouldn’t the same be true for high-ticket televisions or iPods?

Read more at Reuters or view refurbished items for sale at Target.