Other tweets this week came from GIZ India, Aditya Birla and Centre for Environment Education flagging a report to advance the Indian apparel and textile sector towards circularity, and the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) launching a probe into major fashion apparel brands over forced labour concerns.

Credit: WRC, Twitter

The Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) report examined how 16 global fashion brands handled their human rights obligations following the tragic earthquake in Türkiye in February, which hit a key apparel manufacturing region.

The organisation based its report on the 16 brands and retailers that source from the Türkiye earthquake zone that provided responses to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) and WRC.

Credit: GIZ India, Twitter

The Approaches for Circular Textile and Apparel Industry in India (ACTAII) report provides valuable insights into resource consumption, waste generation, and potential areas for improvement for the Indian apparel and textile sector.

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This project aims to help India’s textile and apparel industry embrace circular economy principles by developing circular economy guidelines, circularity training modules, and collaborating with startups through an innovation challenge.

Credit: Canadian Ombudsperson (CORE), Twitter

The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) published Initial Assessment reports in line with the complaints about Walmart Canada, Hugo Boss Canada and Diesel Canada.

These complaints, filed by a coalition of 28 civil society organisations in June 2022, allege that the three companies have operations or supply chains in the northwestern Xinjiang region of China that have used or benefitted from Uyghur forced labour.

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The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), alongside the Accessories Council, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Fashion Makes Change, have all expressed support for California’s proposed new greenhouse gas emissions law.

The new law, introduced by California senators Scott Wiener and Lena Gonzalez and Henry Stern, will require any corporation with more than $1bn in gross revenues operating in the US state to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions publicly and at least annually.

Each week, Just Style’s journalists select top tweets that summarise the social media buzz in our sector, underpinned by GlobalData’s analytics. These social media signals help us understand brand sentiments and the themes driving conversations on social platforms. This new, thematic coverage is driven by our underlying Disruptor data which tracks all major deals, patents, company filings, hiring patterns and social media buzz across our sectors.