GERMANY: NGOs launch sustainable cotton discussion
The NGOs are looking to increase transparency in the textile supply chain
Plans to establish a new forum on sustainable cotton to look at key issues facing the textile sector and to develop alternative raw materials were tabled at the recent Berlin Fashion Week.
The first joint event organised by WWF Germany and Welthungerhilfe kicked off with a discussion on sustainable cotton and ways to increase transparency in the textile supply chain.
"Our goal is to discuss with a number of stakeholders these key issues in sustainability of raw materials for the textile sector and to develop alternatives together," said Martina Fleckenstein, director of agriculture and sustainable biomass at WWF Germany.
The next event has been scheduled for early summer 2014.
- MYANMAR SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry
- Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO
- Indian apparel exporters discuss policy changes
- Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh
- VF Corp bullish for second-half growth
- Crystal Group improves worker communication
- TIMELINE: Charney ousting from American Apparel
- VF Corp books "solid" Q2 performance
- Columbia Sportswear fined for mislabelled clothing
- “Made in USA” company rapped for deceptive claims
- Global market review of denim and jeanswear – forecasts to 2020
- Management briefing: Sourcing shifts: Changes and challenges
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. : Reacting to a need for change
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2014: Apparel & Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies