3 March 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.
25 February 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 January 2014
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has appointed Rose Marcario to the additional role of chief executive officer.
23 January 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 January 2014
German outdoor supplier Jack Wolfskin has said it will ban perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOA) from its production processes by summer 2014.
3 January 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 November 2013
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc is to switch its entire supply chain to 100% traceable down from autumn next year.
23 October 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 October 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 September 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 August 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.
2 August 2013
The concept of closed loop supply chains sounds a laudable, if possibly Utopian ideal: a virtuous circle of production from cradle to grave and back to cradle again. However, the reality is proving harder to achieve for the clothing and textile sector.
2 August 2013
Environmental concerns focus on a range of pollutants in that water, from pesticides on cotton fields to dust storms caused by overgrazing in Inner Mongolia by cashmere goats.
17 June 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.
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 April 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.
5 March 2013
US surf wear brand Quiksilver has announced a series of senior management changes as part of efforts to turnaround the business, following the appointment of a new president and CEO in January.
28 February 2013
Outdoor apparel specialist Patagonia has launched a limited edition parka – claimed as “the first of its kind” and retailing at US$699.
8 January 2013
Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has today (8 January) outlined a number of organisational changes designed to help drive global growth following its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.
21 November 2012
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has partnered with the Yulex Corporation to develop a wetsuit based on guayule, a renewable bio-rubber that is thought to be the first alternative to traditional fossil-based neoprene.
29 October 2012
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is calling on the outdoor clothing industry to ban perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) from production after tests found the toxins in a number of leading brands.
16 October 2012
Outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment maker Patagonia Inc has taken a 15% equity stake in nanotechnology specialist AeonClad Coatings - with whom it has developed a water-repellent down technology set to launch next year.
10 July 2012
Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide posted a 15.2% decline in second-quarter net earnings amid continued macroeconomic uncertainty in Europe.
1 February 2012
Columbia Sportswear Company has announced the appointment of Adrienne Moser as vice president of global apparel merchandising and design for the Columbia brand.
31 January 2012
The Teijin Group has announced what it claims is the first programme in China for collecting and recycling used uniforms.
20 January 2012
Action sports and outdoor industry expert Shaun Tomson is joining apparel consultancy firm Walter Wilhelm Associates LLC (WWA) as a senior associate.
19 January 2012
TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.
24 November 2011
Manufacturer Tefron Ltd has narrowed its third quarter loss thanks to soaring sales of its seamless intimate apparel and performance activewear lines.
24 September 2011
Patagonia has revealed plans to extend its Common Threads scheme to include all of the products it sells.
15 September 2011
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has hired Dmitri Siegel from Urban Outfitters as the company's new vice president of global e-commerce.