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Decidedly at odds with fast fashion, the slow fashion movement offers an alternative to mass-produced clothing and is steadily gaining momen...
Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and...
An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains h...
Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.
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.
Organic cotton production shows a significant cut in global warming potential, soil erosion, water use and energy demand, according to a new study published by Textile Exchange.
The Bangladeshi government has made “noteworthy progress” on factory inspections and labour law reforms, but much remains to be done, says a senior US trade official.
Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.
An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have joined forces to mainstream sustainability in cotton production in Pakistan.
The first Australian Grown Cotton sustainability report has been published to track the industry's social, economic and environmental footprint.
An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.
Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.
- Slow fashion: a fast-growing opportunity?
- Rethink needed as low-cost labour options dwindle
- China's apparel sector ponders sustainability
- US textile and apparel trade and sourcing snapshot
- African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive
- Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined
- Puma commits to 100% PFC removal
- Gap unveils management changes as Q3 profit rises
- Long-running SL Garment dispute settled
- Long-term partnerships key to Adidas sourcing mode