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How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Technology and sustainability help transform denim industry 12 May 2017

Technological innovation continues to transform every step of the jeans industry from fibre blends, alternatives to indigo dyes, use of sustainable resources, and new developments in fit and finish.

Mills and consumers driving denim innovation and design 28 Apr 2017

Last week’s Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition of the impact of social media on consumption, as well as new blends and solutions devised to appeal to untapped consumer demands, were all highlighted.

Steps to piloting living wages in garment factories 5 Dec 2016

While there is no single, simple solution to help garment brands and retailers progress from paying minimum wages to living wages to workers in their supply chains, feedback from those companies who have already made the move is a good place to start.

Politics, trade and the economy – what's next? 4 Nov 2016

There's no doubt the perceived impact of globalisation, Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and a US presidential election campaign tinged with protectionist rhetoric are casting a shadow of uncertainty over the global apparel industry and its supply chain. But potential ramifications are still some way off, according to a panel discussion at last week's Kingpins denim sourcing show in Amsterdam.

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ZDHC approves NimkarTek chemical laboratory 16 Jan 2018

Chemical management firm NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL) has become the first Accepted Testing Laboratory to indicate Level 1 conformance with the ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).

C&A Foundation launches circular fashion grant scheme 21 Dec 2017

The C&A Foundation has earmarked EUR1.5m (US$1.8m) in grants to help bridge what it says is an "implementation gap" in apparel brands and retailers achieving circular business models.

ZDHC scaling up with new 'Implementation Hub' 15 Dec 2017

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation is hoping to scale up chemical and environmental management in the textile, apparel, footwear and leather industries via a new hub, signalling a new phase for the group.

G-Star's most sustainable jean is made from C2C Gold denim 5 Dec 2017

In what it claims is a milestone in responsible denim manufacturing, denim giant G-Star Raw has developed its most sustainable jean to date, made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold level certified denim.

G-Star Raw first denim brand to use Archroma natural dyes 29 Nov 2017

G-Star Raw has become the first denim brand to partner with textile chemicals specialist Archroma, with its latest capsule collection coloured using the company's patented plant-based dyes.

VF Corp shakes up EMEA leadership 28 Nov 2017

VF Corporation, the parent company of denim brands Lee and Wrangler, has announced a number of senior leadership changes within its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) jeanswear division.

G-Star names Schilder as sole CEO, ends two-headed structure 3 Nov 2017

Denim giant G-Star Raw has named Rob Schilder as sole CEO in a move that puts an end to the two-headed structure it established last year.

Kingpins and ZDHC collaborate to clean up denim 27 Oct 2017

The Kingpins Transformers conference, which takes place alongside the Kingpins denim sourcing show in Amsterdam, has joined forces with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Roadmap-to-Zero Programme to help drive sustainable change within the denim industry.

Unions to proceed in Accord case against two brands 17 Oct 2017

Global unions have been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of arbitration in a case against two "leading fashion brands" for non-compliance with the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.

End-of-life should be front-of-mind at design stage 25 Sep 2017

Researchers at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) have called on fashion designers and apparel manufacturers to create more garments with end-of-life in mind, in order to cut levels of garment waste.