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Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...
| 17 Nov 2014
The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.
| 1 Apr 2014
Ahead of an expected explosion in demand for wood pulp-based fibres such as rayon and viscose, environmental groups are calling on apparel and textile firms to ensure they do not come from endangered forests. H&M and Inditex are the latest to update their sourcing commitments.
| 3 Mar 2014
It's one thing for apparel brands and retailers to talk about sustainability and traceability across their supply chains, but another altogether to put it into practice. Indeed, new research reveals that despite the well-documented risk of sourcing forced-labour Uzbek cotton, many firms are still not taking enough steps to prevent its use in their products.
| 17 Jun 2013
Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at temperature control fabrics, a profile of outdoor clothing firm Patagonia, and a company briefing on online apparel retailer Asos.
| 29 May 2008
Rock climbing-inspired apparel and footwear brand Patagonia has pioneered the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in its outdoor clothing and posted sales of US$330m last year. Joe Ayling interviews the company's UK sales and marketing manager, Jonathan Petty, to find out to what peaks an already ambitious sustainable business model can climb to next.
| 7 Apr 2015
Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has invested in Beyond Surface Technologies, a fast growing Swiss company developing textile treatments for outdoor apparel based on natural raw materials.
| 15 Dec 2014
International animal welfare organisation Four Paws has launched an online initiative designed to encourage outdoor apparel firms to become stricter on the sourcing of down feathers.
| 7 Nov 2014
WL Gore & Associates, best-known for its waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex fabric, has launched a three-layer fabric.
| 29 Oct 2014
Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.
| 15 Oct 2014
Retail giant Tesco has signed a pledge not to use cotton from Uzbekistan, joining a wider campaign to try to stop the use of forced labour in the country's annual harvest.
| 9 Oct 2014
Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has launched a range of clothing made using “responsible manufacturing” techniques, including undyed cashmere and reclaimed cotton.
| 10 Sep 2014
As the annual cotton harvest gets underway in Uzbekistan, industry stakeholders from around the world have set out a number of steps they want the country's government to take to end the use of forced and child labour in the sector.
| 9 Sep 2014
Patagonia has launched what it describes as a "revolutionary" new insulation technology which regulates body temperature and eliminates the need to adjust layers.
| 20 Jun 2014
Outdoor apparel company Patagonia is working to achieve seamless inventory across all channels and geographic regions with the support of a new merchandise and assortment planning tool.
| 16 Jun 2014
As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.
| 23 Apr 2014
Outdoor apparel business Patagonia has invested in sustainable textile processor CO2Nexus through its environmental $20 Million & Change fund.
| 25 Feb 2014
Adidas, Marks and Spencer, Patagonia and Phillips-Van Heusen have been named among the companies taking the most comprehensive steps to stop cotton from Uzbekistan picked with forced labour from entering their supply chains.
| 24 Jan 2014
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has appointed Rose Marcario to the additional role of chief executive officer.
| 23 Jan 2014
A new standard to help companies ensure that the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese is to be overseen by non-profit organisation Textile Exchange in a bid to widen its uptake.
| 6 Jan 2014
German outdoor supplier Jack Wolfskin has said it will ban perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOA) from its production processes by summer 2014.
| 3 Jan 2014
Tests carried out in Germany on jackets and gloves sold by outdoor clothing brands including The North Face, Jack Wolfskin, Patagonia and Adidas are said to have found the presence of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and can pose long-term risks to human health.
| 7 Nov 2013
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc is to switch its entire supply chain to 100% traceable down from autumn next year.
| 23 Oct 2013
Patagonia is set to become one of the first major outdoor clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified apparel, starting with nine styles launching for autumn next year.
| 2 Oct 2013
A new sustainability zone will debut at Intertextile's Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show next month - underscoring the fair's eco-focus and rising demand for environmentally-friendly materials.
| 19 Sep 2013
Outdoor clothing and footwear company Patagonia Inc is extending its Worn Wear clothing recycling scheme to a number of stores following the success of a pilot launched at the end of last year.
| 16 Aug 2013
Since its introduction in the country three years ago, the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Better Work programme has been credited with helping elevate Nicaragua as an ethical sourcing location and a major player in the global apparel industry.
| 10 May 2013
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc is restructuring its business to focus on its environmental and social focus, including a new $20m investment fund to back start-up companies who share its ethical ideals.
| 11 Apr 2013
Skatewear brand Volcom is set to increase its focus on sustainability, becoming the latest Kering-owned brand to undergo an Environmental Profit and Loss.
| 6 Jan 2014
2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.
| 25 Sep 2013
Confronting the "elephant in the room" is all in a day's work for Patagonia - and the outdoor clothing and footwear company's latest campaign is no exception.
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