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As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...
Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...
An estimated one-third of Lesotho's textile and clothing production will be decimated if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is no...
Athletes are increasingly using clothing embedded with sensors and biometric tools to measure their performance. But while the industry is e...
“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.
From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.
International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.
Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has signed an MoU with Korean textile exporter Daechun to help streamline the firm's operations and grow its sustainability initiatives.
A Swedish water project that has resulted in the more sustainable production of apparel and textiles of 120 suppliers in India is being scaled up and rolled out to four more countries.
Apparel and textiles were among the top two product categories entering the EU last year, for which corrective measures had to be taken, with China ranked as the number one offending country of origin.
By adding over 9,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has reached more than 5.5m people across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, who are growing the fibre to its sustainability standards.
US footwear business Crocs said its Asia tier-one contract manufacturers scored an average of 90% on social compliance audits last year as it revealed its 2014 sustainability achievements.
Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.
Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.
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