The Bangladesh Government has allowed apparel factories, including textile and readymade garment (RMG) and all export-oriented industries, to reopen despite Bangladesh experiencing high Covid-19 rates, according to The Financial Express in Bangladesh.
The US Department of Labor has announced plans to award up to US$20m in grant funding to elevate workers’ rights and improve working conditions in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Japanese sports footwear giant Asics has taken a stake in Japan Healthcare Co, a healthcare startup that makes insoles based on digital photos taken by a smartphone.
Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a highly versatile elastomer, which can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester materials to give them a protective, durable, waterproof layer.
Carter’s, a branded marketer of apparel for babies and young children, has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% and using 100% sustainably sourced cotton and polyester fibres by 2030.
US footwear group Deckers Brands has hailed a strong start to the year with a 95.5% surge in sales at its Hoka One One brand helping to drive its most profitable first quarter in the...