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New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...

Toxic discharge issue hits a tipping point

In the past six years apparel buyers have moved from avoiding commitment on toxic discharge to likely toxic-free production by the end of th...

Fashion's new frontiers: what's next for retail?

The massive growth in internet use and consumer connectivity is one of the biggest trends - and challenges - facing retailers right now. Ins...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

Puma commits to 100% PFC removal 24 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

German sportswear business Puma has laid out an action plan for the elimination of chemicals in its products and set milestones to achieve full transparency in its supply chain.


Investigation into Converse trademark complaint 14 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) is to launch an investigation into trademark infringement claims against 31 footwear retailers and manufacturers following a complaint by Converse.


Ashford promoted to Nike Golf president 10 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted company veteran Daric Ashford to president of its Nike Golf unit, replacing Cindy Davis, who last month announced plans to retire.


Retailer Foot Locker joins sporting goods group 29 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Foot Locker Europe has been confirmed as the first retailer to join the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), with the firm's CEO Lew Kimble to serve on the board.


Converse trademark suit targets 31 rivals 15 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Nike-owned footwear business Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes.

Latest blogs

Revised wage ladder marks step toward living wage 24 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.


Nike hopes to win women's sportswear race 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Competition for pole position in the women's sportswear market is about to heat up after Nike this week revealed it has set its sights on growing its women's business by 40% over the next two years.

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