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The Apparel retailers react to India forced labour allegations 30 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.


Greenpeace has been calling on apparel brands to remove hazardous chemicals from its supply chains and productsWho has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign - update 30 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China supplying global apparel firms. Since then, the environmental pressure group has been calling on clothing brands to remove hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020 as part of its Detox challenge.


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 30 Oct 14

Katie Smith

More than 180 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people last year.


Mintel believes the potential for wearable technology is substantialWearable technology a key trend for 2015 29 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Wearable technology, synced mobile devices, the growing on-demand culture of the digital world, and an increasing awareness of corporate misbehaviour are all trends expected to come to the fore next year, a new report suggests.


Analysts offer mixed views of NextNext Q3 trading update: What the analysts say 29 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Unseasonably warm weather in October has weighed on sales of autumn merchandise at UK fashion retailer Next Plc. The group missed its third-quarter expectations and this morning (29 October) saw its share price fall 1.63% on the trading update. Analysts have offered mixed views on the results.


Garmatex Technologies has developed a cooling fabric that regulates body temperatureMoisture management fabrics enter a new era 29 Oct 14

Textiles Intelligence

Moisture management fabric technology has entered a new era as manufacturers and retailers respond to growing demand by consumers for ever greater levels of performance from their garments.


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Tesco woes continue after profit overstatementTesco woes continue after profit overstatement

Troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco has posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, weighed down by its higher-than-expected accounting error. While many analysts believe Tesco can now draw a line under its darkest days, views are mixed on how fast a turnaround, if any, is likely for the business.

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Michelle RussellLatest blog entry: Self-assembly fashion line for Ikea? 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Another fast fashion brand could be added to the already packed ?? with suggestions Ikea's next move might be into apparel.


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