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Alan Osborn

Articles by Alan Osborn

GERMANY: Clothing sector sceptical on labelling plans 25 July 2014

Germany's textile and fashion industry is sceptical about proposals by development minister Gerd Müller to establish minimum health, safety and social standards in outsourced manufacturing countries.


GERMANY: Textiles conformity certificate proposed 16 April 2014

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is to introduce a sustainability certificate for textile and clothing companies listing their compliance with set standards in the areas of social and environmental policy.


The US still maintains over 60% market share of cotton in fashion apparelIs the US cotton sector losing out to synthetics? 10 April 2014

Cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen following the sharp rise in cotton prices in 2012 - but the industry is fighting back.


Will President Obama be able to steer the US to more sustainable economic recovery?Industry issues facing re-elected US Administration 23 November 2012

A number of issues affecting the clothing, textile and footwear industry are facing the re-elected US Administration, including the fiscal cliff and talks to expand the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.


EU: Signals new initiatives to protect clothing sector 21 June 2012

Senior figures in leading European fashion houses and high-end industries have been told by the European Commission that a number of key initiatives "to boost creativity in the sector" will be announced by Brussels towards the end of the year.


just-style management briefing: Textile waste recycling regulations 3 April 2012

As textile recycling continues to gain importance worldwide, and the number of companies dedicated to processing used apparel or scraps increases as well, governments and industry alike are working to establish textile waste legislation.


just-style management briefing: Textile and clothing recycling worldwide 3 April 2012

Textile recycling has come a long way since the days of the rag-and-bone man a generation or so ago, with particularly dramatic changes happening in some European countries over the past ten years. As a result, sources of advice on recycling for the textile and clothing industry have grown apace.


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