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Hong Kong industry pins future on innovation

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...

US outdoor industry ponders growth amidst change

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...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Where next for sustainability in fashion?

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...

Latest Interviews

G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

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.


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.

Latest News

Dystar surpasses 2020 energy target 4 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

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 in Indonesia wage rally 3 Sep 15

Leonie Barrie

Thousands of workers took part in demonstrations across Indonesia on Tuesday (1 September), calling for higher wages and improved labour laws.


Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.


Preparation to protect brands under Slavery Act 2 Sep 15

Michelle Russell

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.


US groups team up on responsible cotton sourcing 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

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 XT2 gains Bluesign approval 2 Sep 15

Katie Smith

Noble Biomaterials, maker of the X-Static silver-based antimicrobial fibre technology, has received Bluesign approval for its XT2 anti-odour protection.

Latest blogs

Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act 17 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

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.


Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

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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