Apparel: Latest news and analysis articles
On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve...
Industry groups, brands and unions have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the completion and long-term reform of Bangladesh's apparel...
After months of loud – and often unrealistic – sloganeering, both the Trump Revolution and Britain’s Brexit plans got a transforming injecti...
Getting brands and retailers to think differently about the way they connect with workers in their supplier factories is key to producing mo...
After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.
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.
A three-day training course on 'International Labour Standards and Labour Legislation' was launched today (25 April) in Bangladesh. aimed at equipping judges and judicial officers with better knowledge of international labour law.
Sporting giant Nike could be able to enter the athleisure market after filing a patent for "architecturally reinforced denim".
A wearable technology project is offering up to EUR2.4m (US$2.6m) in funding for teams of art, design, technology or engineering practitioners and businesses to co-develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.
Retail solutions provider Avery Dennison has opened an innovation centre in the Netherlands offering live demonstrations and interactive experiences focusing on the connectivity of products and new innovations in RFID.
US women's and children's fashion manufacturer and distributor Mamiye Brothers has acquired premier baby and toddler brand Kissy Kissy.
US speciality retailer Gap Inc is stepping up its commitment to sustainability with a pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel within the next five years.
Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.
As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.
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