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Does size matter when it comes to sustainability? 28 Nov 2018

When it comes to implementing sustainable practices, the size of a business is less important than the vision of the CEO, delegates were told during one of the sessions at this year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit in Amsterdam.


How better factory conditions help boost the bottom line 26 Sep 2016

A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – but the sourcing practices of global buyers remains one of the biggest challenges to progress.


Archroma focuses on integration and innovation 16 Jul 2015

Following the completion of Archroma's acquisition of BASF's textile chemicals business earlier this month, the company has set its sights on becoming the largest global textile chemicals company, focusing its efforts on seamlessly integrating the two businesses and building its 'innovation powerhouse'.


Better Cotton Initiative “racing” to 2020 target 28 Apr 2015

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) enjoyed a record year in 2014 and is surging towards its long-term objective of achieving a 30% share of global production.


ANALYSIS: Better Work programme poised to expand 26 Aug 2014

The Better Work programme is set to expand its activities and influence over the next few years in an effort to drive up working conditions across the global garment industry.

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New project aims to cut ocean plastic pollution 29 Nov 2018

A new multi-stakeholder initiative is taking shape to help find operational solutions and define effective actions on ocean plastic pollution.


New ski jacket wicks away sweat with wearable tech 16 Nov 2018

Swiss sportswear brand Kjus has launched what it claims is the world's first garment to feature an electronic, user-controlled membrane, designed to eliminate sweat simply by touching a button.


Global union identifies GFA best practice 13 Nov 2018

A meeting held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) last week has identified ways to strengthen global framework agreements (GFA) and how best to implement them. 


HeiQ, DuPont team on eco-friendly water-repellent leather treatment 8 Nov 2018

Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has collaborated with DuPont Consumer Solutions to roll out an eco-friendly water repellent product for treating leather.


EU takes action on hazardous chemicals in clothing, textiles 10 Oct 2018

The European Commission has passed a new regulation limiting the use of hazardous chemicals in clothing, textiles and footwear.


WFSGI launches labelling requirements database 8 Oct 2018

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has launched an online database that will provide subscribers with global information on product labelling requirements for the sports and fitness industry, in addition to other sectors.


Call for urgent reform of multilateral trading system 1 Oct 2018

A new report launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Monetary Fund and World Bank is calling for a greater trade integration in the hope it can convince WTO members of the relevance of trade relationships when it comes to lifting global living standards and cutting poverty.


EU presents World Trade Organization reform plan 21 Sep 2018

The European Union has presented an initial set of ideas to modernise the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a move aimed at making "international trade rules fit for the challenges of a global economy".


Adidas leads major apparel brands in top sustainability performers list 18 Sep 2018

German sportswear company Adidas has been named leader in its industry in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index, fighting off competition from major household names including Nike, Asics and Gildan who were also named among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


On sprints forward with new PLM implementation 10 Aug 2018

Swiss running shoe company On, known for its innovative CloudTec shoe technology, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its expansion and streamline operations.