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M&S project benefits garment worker health

Marks & Spencer says it has seen an improvement in worker health issues in Cambodia - and the subsequent business benefits - since a new hea...

M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy

UK retail group Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a supply chain human rights policy as it looks to further improve compliance in the d...

Key pieces of US trade agenda signed into law

Two important trade measures have been signed into law by President Barack Obama, in a move applauded by US apparel, footwear and textile gr...

Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Latest News

Brands back better labour practices in Pakistan 7 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Some of the largest international fashion brands sourcing from Pakistan – including H&M, Li & Fung, Gap India and C&A – have reaffirmed their commitment to improving labour and environmental practices in the country’s textile and clothing sector.


New event for digital textile printing technology 7 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt is tapping into the growing market for digital textile printing technologies with the launch of a new event called Avanprint, which will run alongside its Texworld and Apparel Sourcing shows in Paris.


Hugo Boss commits to fur-free fashion 7 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has been praised for its decision to commit to fur-free fashion from its autumn/winter 2016 collection onwards.


Better Cotton hits 600 member tipping point 6 Jul 15

Katie Smith

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has reached 600 members, a milestone the organisation describes as a "tipping point" that will help it build a more transparent and trustworthy cotton supply chain - and is on track to hit 700 by the end of the year.


Online chemical management tool launches 6 Jul 15

Katie Smith

A free online chemical management tool has been introduced to help apparel brands identify hazardous chemicals within the production phase and eliminate them.


Gelatin yarn viable for clothing production 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

US researchers have manufactured a glove made from gelatin yarn; an innovative material produced using agricultural waste.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year 24 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.

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