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Higg partners with Bluesign, ZDHC to improve chemical management

Higg, the sustainability insights platform for the consumer goods industry, announced it is developing partnerships with Bluesign and ZDHC (Zero…

UNEP initiative worth US$43m to reduce chemical waste

According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), South Asian (SA) countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam have collaborated…

Trade unions adopt strategies for recovery post-pandemic in SE Asia

In a sub-regional conference organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 30 trade unions/workers organisations’ representatives from ten…

UNICEF, Bangladesh apparel sector initiative to support mothers at work

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is partnering with the Bangladesh Garments’ Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Bangladesh…

Ralph Lauren partners with US Cotton Trust Protocol

Ralph Lauren Corporation’s 'Timeless by Design' is its global citizenship and sustainability strategy to ensure that the company has a…

India-UK trade deal could boost garment exports by 10%

The FTA is expected to boost exports from the current Rs 33,000 crore (US$330bn) annually to Rs 50,000 crore ($500bn)…

Naver acquires Poshmark for $1.2bn, expanding US footing

South Korean internet conglomerate Naver will be acquiring all of Poshmark's issued and outstanding shares for $17.90 in cash and…

Madewell debuts jeans with bluesign-approved Isko fabrics

The two brands have partnered to launch the first-ever pair of women’s jeans using Isko's bluesign-approved denim fabric. The Cali…

Nike launches JD Sports partnership despite wider direct to consumer strategy

Nike has announced JD Sports will be its first European retail partner for its Connected Partnership, which aims to enhance…

WTO, FIFA come together to explore opportunities in the “Cotton Four” countries

The WTO and FIFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday (27 September) that will see the two organisations explore…