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The US retail industry has hit a saturation point – what Robert Antoshak refers to as "peak apparel" – where the amount of clothing that can...
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Mexico’s textiles and apparel industry is violating workers’ basic rights including freedom to unionise, overtime and severance pay, accordi...
As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.
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 a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.
Spanish sustainable fashion brand Ecoalf, whose fabrics are made from recycled materials such as discarded fishing nests and marine plastic litter, is expanding its Upcycling the Oceans project into Thailand.
Environmental activist group Greenpeace has taken its commitment to eliminate harmful chemicals in the Italian textile industry nationwide with the launch of a new consortium.
Majestic Athletic, a manufacturer of performance athletic apparel and outerwear, has been awarded the Sustainable Green Printing (SPG) Partnership certification for its primary apparel printing facility.
Hong Kong fashion brand Esprit is increasing transparency in a bid to maintain better control of its supply chain through improved communication with its tier two suppliers and cotton farms, and the continued adoption of a narrow base supply chain model.
Inspection and verification company SGS has developed a tool suppliers in the apparel industry can use to implement a chemical management system that it says will protect people's health and safety, as well as the environment.
High-end performance and lifestyle brand Rhone has developed a technology that infuses gold particles into its highest-performance fabrics to produce a softer, safer, faster-drying, longer-lasting, odour-neutralising activewear garment.
Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and leather manufacturer Pittards both say they are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia closely after the country's government declared a state of emergency after months of unrest.
Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.
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