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Norway pledges ban on fur farming 15 Jan 2018

The Norwegian Government has committed to totally phasing out the farming of fur across the country by 2024 as part of its new manifesto. 

Dressman to become biggest Fairtrade cotton retailer 28 Nov 2017

Norwegian menswear chain Dressman is set to become the world's largest buyer and fashion retailer of Fairtrade certified cotton thanks to a new commitment and the launch of a sustainable garment line.

Norway helps developing countries access global trade 27 Nov 2017

The Government of Norway has donated NOK10.8m (US$1.3m) to World Trade Organization (WTO) trade-related programmes to help developing countries – and in particular least-developed countries (LDCs) – participate in multilateral trade negotiations and better access global markets.

New network targets children's rights reporting 24 Nov 2017

Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is teaming up with the United Nations United Nations children's agency UNICEF to set up a network with leading fashion and footwear brands and retailers to improve children's rights.

Helly Hansen acquires Musto, boosts UK presence 19 Oct 2017

Norwegian outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen has inked a definitive agreement to acquire British specialist clothing brand Musto from Phoenix Equity Partners and other shareholders in a move that enhances its presence in the UK outdoor market and boosts its growth strategy.

New solution for ‘smart’ NFC apparel hang-tags 21 Aug 2017

An integrated solution for ‘smart’ NFC (near field communication) apparel hang-tags that provide brands with a new way to engage directly with shoppers and customers through a smartphone has just been launched.

Nordic apparel industry sets out sustainable objectives 30 Mar 2017

The Nordic apparel industry is about to be put on a new path thanks to the launch of an initiative designed to strengthen the sector and create a wider platform for developing and promoting sustainable fashion.

Helly Hansen joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition 2 Feb 2017

Norwegian outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to drive environmental responsibility – and decision-making – across its supply chain.

Varner implements PLM at Cubus and Dressmann 24 Oct 2016

Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner is ramping up its European expansion, helped by the successful implementation of new product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

New natural plant dyed eco-friendly cellulosic yarns 26 Sep 2016

A new range of "smart" cellulosic yarns derived from natural and rapidly renewable resources and coloured using an ultrasonic natural plant dyed process is set to make its debut later this week.