Other top X posts this week came from Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF) applauding the Memorandum on Advancing Worker Empowerment by the Biden administration and material science company Recover collaborating to showcase its new recycled denim collection, Reiconics.
The multi-stakeholder event which took place in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena had multi-stakeholders from the region’s cotton industry such as participants from national ministries, cotton farmer representatives, private sector entities, and civil society organisations.
Rosenbaum explains the memorandum brings a “whole-of-government approach” to advancing worker empowerment and organising workers’ rights and labour standards globally.
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GLJ-ILRF added that the new White House memorandum complements the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment and Rights (M-POWER) Program as well as the recently launched US-Brazil partnership for workers’ rights.
Recover revealed its collection Reiconics is the result of a collaborative project between denim manufacturer Evlox and Spanish tech company Jeanologia, and aims to inspire and bring value to the industry by creating truly circular products through a process that implements eco-design, transparency, process measurement, traceability, and scalability.
The GRS-certified Reiconics collection is made from Recover recycled cotton fibre and Spanish cotton.
This year’s Hot Button report published by non-profit environmental organisation Canopy is said to underline a trend in the shift to next-gen production with the organisation noting that MMCF producers are eager to match brands’ commitments to be at the forefront of the next-gen textile revolution.
Canopy believes next-gen has the potential to displace millions of tonnes of forest fibre, adding that fashion and apparel companies such as Inditex‘s Zara brand, Mara Hoffman, PVH, and H&M are already championing next-gen textiles and integrating them into their commercial lines.
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