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Why fashion needs a business-model revamp

A new paper from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) supports growing views that business corporate social responsibility programmes are no...

Why a worker-led CSR strategy makes sense

Global garment brands and retailers should switch to "worker-centred and worker-driven" corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in...

High cost is slowing denim’s sustainable direction

There has been a marked shift toward more sustainable practices in the global denim industry, from the employment of new finishing technolog...

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation to require fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across the...

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VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 2019

Beth Wright

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

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Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud commit to responsible water use 26 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

German discount supermarkets Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud have committed to responsible use of water in their textile supply chains. 

Moss Bros shares tumble 10% on FY loss 26 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Shares in Moss Bros Group were down by more than 10% this afternoon (26 March) as the men's wear retailer swung to a loss for the year ended 26 January on factors including lower retail store sales, weaker sterling and significant cost headwinds.

Asos urges third-party brands to tackle modern slavery 26 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

UK online fashion retailer Asos has renewed a call for its third-party brands to actively increase transparency and build capability to tackle modern slavery in their global supply chains.

Boohoo bolsters portfolio with MissPap acquisition 26 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has acquired women's pureplay fashion brand MissPap in a move expected to provide the group with another vehicle to drive rapid growth.

UK firm develops plastic free glitter for fashion 26 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

A UK-based supplier of metal powders and glitters has today (26 March) launched what it claims is the world's first plastic-free glitter for the fashion industry, based on natural materials and designed to decompose like a leaf in the natural environment to leave no trace.

George at Asda to list second-tier supplier factories 25 Mar 2019

Leonie Barrie

George, the fashion and homewares arm of UK supermarket group Asda, is taking a number of steps to improve the ethical and environmental impact of its products – including using only polyester that is sourced from recycled materials by 2025, and publishing a list of its second tier apparel supplier factories.

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