Fibres & fabrics: Latest news and analysis articles
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After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with the roll-out of a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.
With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
New relaxed rules of origin – technical criteria determining if a product qualifies for preferential trade arrangements – will make it easier for manufacturers in Jordan to export clothes if they employ Syrian refugees, a European Commission spokesperson has confirmed to just-style.
EU clothing imports from China plunged in volume by 9.9% in the first three months of 2016 compared with the same period last year, according to a new report.
The latest developments in raw materials, fibres and textiles – and the challenges facing both the synthetic and natural fibre sectors, including coming to terms with overcapacity – will be among discussion points at the upcoming World Fibres Conference 2016 taking place later this year in Hong Kong.
A new textile finish has been developed that provides a sensory cooling effect and is aimed at products for therapeutic use and for treating sports injuries.
Weakened domestic and overseas demand for textile products and volatile cotton price fluctuations weighed on results for Weiqiao Textile Company in the first half of the year.
Mike Flanagan, CEO at industry consultancy Clothesource, spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he says, did he hear his opponents - or anyone in Britain's new, Brexit-friendly government - say they wanted to reject global integration or repudiate over 30 years of globalisation.
Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in June, even though more than half of the top-ten supplier countries booked growth.
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