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Knowing your supply chain is the first step to sustainability 4 Jul 2018

With most of the environmental impact of an apparel brand or retailer's business embedded in its supply chain, knowing and understanding exactly who’s on the list is a vital first step to tackling sustainability.

How purchasing practices impact apparel supply chains 23 May 2018

Sustainability and social responsibility is no longer just an option in business, it has become a commercial imperative and needs to be integrated into the DNA of a company. But are businesses really there yet? And are workers' lives improving as a result of social and environmental auditing? Bill McRaith, chief supply chain officer for PVH Corp, joins the debate at the recent Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

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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Maersk comes under fire over shipping price hike 25 Sep 2018

Global logistics giant AP Moller Maersk insists the new surcharge it is establishing in a bid to lower sulphur pollution at sea has been "well received" by customers as it hits back at allegations from the British International Freight Association that the hike is "unjustified" and "exploits the situation".

Maersk customers face price hike as shipper goes green 19 Sep 2018

Shipping prices will go up for Maersk customers as the logistics provider gears up for a new regulation that ultimately sees it lower the environmental impact of its operations.

Maersk, Damco divisional merger means speedier shipping for customers 19 Sep 2018

Global shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk has announced a merger with Damco that will result in a one-stop-shop for customers looking to ship goods globally.

Global Fashion Agenda strengthens ties with France 29 Aug 2018

Global Fashion Agenda has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) in a bid to accelerate sustainability in the apparel industry. 

Jack & Jones deploys organic acid bleaching agent 20 Jun 2018

Denim brand Jack & Jones has partnered with textile chemicals specialist CHT Group to replace the use of potentially hazardous potassium permanganate bleaches in the manufacture of its jeans with a new agent based on organic acids.

Nike, Gap and H&M partner on circular fashion initiative 16 May 2018

Burberry, H&M, Nike, Stella McCartney and Gap Inc have been named as the core partners of an initiative driven by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to develop solutions to some of the biggest issues faced by the fashion industry.

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.