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Concerns grow over fibre sourcing from forests

Ahead of an expected explosion in demand for wood pulp-based fibres such as rayon and viscose, environmental groups are calling on apparel a...

Sourcing: More action needed to trace raw material

It's one thing for apparel brands and retailers to talk about sustainability and traceability across their supply chains, but another altoge...

just-style's research roundup

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at temperature control fabrics, a profile of outdoor clothing fir...

Target makes up for lost time with Canadian move

Having been criticised for being slow to cash in on the potential of international expansion, US discount retailer Target Corp is now making...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Jonathan Petty, Patagonia UK 29 May 2008

Joe Ayling

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.

Latest News

Firms ranked on efforts to avoid Uzbek cotton 25 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.

Patagonia appoints Marcario as CEO 24 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has appointed Rose Marcario to the additional role of chief executive officer.

Responsible Down Standard up for wide-scale uptake 23 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.

Jack Wolfskin ups efforts to ban PFCs 6 Jan 2014

Katie Smith

German outdoor supplier Jack Wolfskin has said it will ban perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOA) from its production processes by summer 2014.

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor clothing 3 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest blogs

A troubled start for Cambodia 6 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.

Patagonia faces up to the "elephant in the room" 25 Sep 2013

Leonie Barrie

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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