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China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on neighbouring Hong Kong, shi...
With US outdoor specialty store sales up by 5.2% to US$3.8bn, and sales of outdoor apparel up 7.9% to $3.2bn (according to NPD Leisure Trend...
More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...
It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...
G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.
"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.
DyStar Group has surpassed its 2020 energy consumption target, but increased water consumption and waste management, the Singapore dye manufacturer revealed in its latest sustainability report.
Thousands of workers took part in demonstrations across Indonesia on Tuesday (1 September), calling for higher wages and improved labour laws.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.
Brands must establish practices to identify, audit and monitor their supplier base, including subcontractors, if they are to flourish under the British Modern Slavery Act.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) are set to join forces to promote responsible cotton sourcing.
Noble Biomaterials, maker of the X-Static silver-based antimicrobial fibre technology, has received Bluesign approval for its XT2 anti-odour protection.
Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.
After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.
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