Latest apparel and textile news & analysis in Europe
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The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introdu...
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With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.
With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.
German fashion group Tom Tailor Holding has said it expects its realignment plan to have a positive impact this year, but admitted it still has "quite a way to go" as it revealed a net loss for fiscal 2016.
Brait Societas Europaea, the South African company that owns New Look, has cancelled plans to list its shares in London as a result of concerns over the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group booked higher earnings and sales in its last fiscal year, despite operating in what it says was an unforgiving and highly competitive market.
Carbon-binding nylon made from biomass and solar energy instead of oil, vegetal leather made from wine production waste, and an idea that turns cow manure into biodegradable textiles are just some of the winners named by the non-profit H&M Foundation in the second edition of its Global Change Award.
Endless LLP, a UK private equity investor, has acquired the business and assets of Jones the Bootmaker (Jones) in a deal reportedly worth GBP10.5m (US$13.2m).
A new sustainable fashion app launched for consumers rates over 100 UK high street brands based on how much information they share publicly about how workers are treated in their supply chains – with H&M, Zara and Primark coming out on top.
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