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Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Wearable technology a key trend for 2015

Wearable technology, synced mobile devices, the growing on-demand culture of the digital world, and an increasing awareness of corporate mis...

Moisture management fabrics enter a new era

Moisture management fabric technology has entered a new era as manufacturers and retailers respond to growing demand by consumers for ever g...

Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urg...

Latest Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

Fjällräven makes promise on down sustainability 30 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

Outdoor clothing business Fjällräven has made what it calls a “Down Promise” that its products will use only ethically produced down of the highest quality.


Turkey in anti-dumping probe against US cotton 30 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

Turkey’s Ministry of the Economy has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of US cotton, the National Cotton Council has said.


Jockey signs Dream Lounge licensing deal 30 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

US apparel maker Jockey International has signed a licensing deal with loungewear firm the Dream Lounge, to launch a range of thermals for men and women.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora 29 Oct 14

Katie Smith

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy fibre initiative 29 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.


Sympatex develops eco-friendly laminated materials 29 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Functional materials supplier Sympatex Technologies is focusing its current development efforts on new laminates for fashion and leisurewear made from 100% recycled polyester and certified organic cotton.

Latest blogs

Will Adidas realign its strategy? 27 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.


China takes a tougher stance on CSR 20 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.

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