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Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing 25 May 2017

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with collaboration the key to making any real impact.


Fashion summit calls for transparency to boost sustainability 29 Apr 2014

A more sustainable fashion industry requires complete transparency and control over every aspect of production. That was the message at the third biennial Copenhagen Fashion Summit, held last week in the Danish capital.

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Two European sustainable textile initiatives align 1 Feb 2018

Two European sustainable textile initiatives have teamed up to align their sustainability requirements in a bid to help companies increase their impact on labour rights and the environment in producer countries.


Bestseller tackles textile waste, reveals supplier list 3 Jan 2018

Danish apparel company Bestseller has outlined a series of actions on post-consumer textile waste as part of its role as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.


Change in mindset key to circular ecosystem success 1 Dec 2017

The transition of the global textile industry to a circular economy where products along the whole value chain are repaired, re-used and recycled requires a totally new kind of value creation mind-set, a new report suggests.


H&M, Bestseller hit out at waste clothing incineration claims 17 Oct 2017

Apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has hit back at press reports it sends "tonnes" of unused clothing to incinerators rather than recycling it, insisting this is a "rare" practice, only done in the event products do not meet the required safety regulations.


New online toolkit to help sustainable fashion design 2 Oct 2017

A European Union-funded free online resource has launched today (2 October) to help fashion designers and product developers make the most sustainable choices and drive industry action on sustainability.


Business-to-business platfom supports East Africa trade 19 Sep 2017

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub is partnering with a new business-to-business platform operated by global shipping and logistics giant Maersk Group in a bid to simplify trade with and within Africa.


RILA to create global community of innovation 30 Aug 2017

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies, has partnered with event organiser Shoptalk to create what it calls a "global community and conversation for retail and ecommerce innovation".


Bestseller joins the Global Fashion Agenda 15 Aug 2017

Danish apparel company Bestseller has joined the likes of Swedish fashion giant H&M, US department store retailer Target Corp, and French luxury goods group Kering as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.


Fashion industry's environmental 'pulse' scores low 22 May 2017

The fashion industry has an opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while creating new value for the world economy, a new report says, and addressing an urgent need to place environmental, social and ethical improvements on management’s agenda.


New Circular Fibres Initiative garners fashion support 12 May 2017

A new initiative has launched that brings together key stakeholders such as C&A Foundation, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Nike to build a circular economy for textiles – starting with fashion.