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A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...
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Apparel giant PVH Corp has developed what it says is a more comprehensive corporate responsibility strategy to address social and environmen...
The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance o...
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.
With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.
Tchibo has become the first retail company in Germany to sign a global framework agreement (GFA) with the IndustriAll Global Union, in a bid to improve working conditions in countries where it sources its merchandise.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.
Spanish sustainable fashion brand Ecoalf, whose fabrics are made from recycled materials such as discarded fishing nests and marine plastic litter, has taken part in the third Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Washington earlier this month.
The first meeting of the Textile Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan took place in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek earlier this month, with social dialogue, continued union organisation and an understanding of the supply chain highlighted as key issues to strengthen the country's textile and garment industry.
A new range of "smart" cellulosic yarns derived from natural and rapidly renewable resources and coloured using an ultrasonic natural plant dyed process is set to make its debut later this week.
Swedish textile recycling technology specialist Re:newcell is looking to make 100% circular garments a reality thanks to an investment of SEK48m (US$5.6m) to build the world's first production line for textile pulp from recycled materials.
The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.
The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.
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- H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia
- Vietnam's Vinatex opens $5.7m garment factory
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