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90% of Puma products to be made with green materials by 2025

18 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

German sportswear brand Puma has promised that nine out of ten products will be made with more sustainable materials by 2025 ... read more

Nudie Jeans confident green focus will boost market position

18 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Ethical jean maker Nudie Jeans says it is confident its long-term focus on sustainable services gives it an upper hand in the market post-Covid-19.... read more

Özak Tekstil boosts speed with digital cutting solution

18 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Turkish ready-made garment manufacturer Özak Tekstil has invested in a new digital cutting solution from Gerber Technology it says will shorten the production cycle while improving the overall quality of the final product.... read more

Future of fashion will be smarter, more agile and personal

17 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The future of apparel production will be smarter, more agile, and more personal with more product made closer to home, according to a group of experts speaking at the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) 'Survival of the Smartest' digital conference.... read more

Sedex launches tool in bid to combat forced labour

17 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Responsible business organisation Sedex is launching a new tool to support businesses in efforts to assess the risk of forced labour and combat human rights issues in supply chains.... read more

3D adoption in denim will grow as sustainability gathers pace

13 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of 3D design technologies with experts believing this is only the start as more brands look to operate more sustainably. ... read more

Fixing Fashion follow-on looks at scaling up sustainability

12 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A cross-party group of MPs has continued to probe how the UK fashion industry is implementing initiatives to drive sustainability and improve its social impact – with executives from Primark and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) the latest to take part in the Environmental Audit Committee's Fixing Fashion session.... read more

M&S employs Blue Yonder for cost, stock efficiencies

12 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

British retailer Marks & Spencer has been working with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) specialist Blue Yonder to reduce costs and improve stock flow by re-engineering its end-to-end supply chain.... read more

Victoria's Secret to go public under new plans

11 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Victoria’s Secret will become an independent publicly-traded company under new plans to separate the brand from Bath and Body Works, its owner L Brands has announced.... read more

UK clothing maker eyes 40% productivity boost with new tech

11 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

UK textile manufacturer Cookson & Clegg (C&C) is expecting a 40% productivity boost through a digital transformation project.... read more

Apparel sector slow on AI uptake

10 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The apparel sector has been identified as one of the slowest when it comes to the adoption of future technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, according to a new study by GlobalData.... read more

New study trials digital tags to measure clothing use

10 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A new project has been launched to determine whether tracing technologies can be used to generate data on the durability of a garment and incentivise clothing manufacturers to make clothes that are used more often and for longer.... read more

Repairing the broken buyer-supplier relationship

6 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A year into the pandemic that shook the world and exposed the fragilities that exist in the global apparel supply chain, we take a look at the impact on the buyer-supplier relationship.... read more

Superdry FY revenues decline on Covid impact

6 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

UK clothing retailer Superdry returned to growth in the fourth quarter of the year booking a 0.8% increase in revenues, but the impact of Covid battered full-year revenues.... read more

Fabletics launches probe into Lesotho factory following abuse allegations

6 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Fabletics, the clothing line co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, has suspended operations at a factory in Lesotho following allegations of sexual and physical abuse.... read more

Gap Inc to offload Intermix in latest Power Plan 2023 move

5 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has struck a deal to sell Intermix to private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in another move under its Power Plan 2023, which sees the group focus on its core portfolio.... read more

Call for policy consistency ahead of EU Industry Strategy review

5 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) says it welcomes the upcoming revision of the EU Industry Strategy but is urging consistency across EU policies as it grows increasingly concerned textile and apparel companies are facing significant challenges related to over-regulation and raising energy and supply costs.... read more

France to invest EUR68.5m in Ivory Coast cotton sector

5 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

France is investing EUR68.5m (US$83.05m) over the next five years to boost cotton production in the Ivory Coast, according to reports. ... read more

Turkey garment factories exempt from latest lockdown

4 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Garment factories in Turkey have been permitted to proceed with business as usual to prevent supply chain disruption – despite the rest of the country being in the midst of a two-week lockdown as the government attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19.... read more

Tesco rolls out finance scheme for green suppliers

4 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Tesco is rolling out an initiative that will see its supply base offered sustainability-linked supply chain finance, in a move the UK supermarket retailer hopes will encourage more suppliers to sign up to science-based emissions reduction targets.... read more

L Catterton seals Birkenstock deal

4 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Private equity firm L Catterton and Financière Agache have completed their acquisition of German footwear brand Birkenstock.... read more

Primark presses on with Myanmar orders

29 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Primark is continuing to support production and orders in Myanmar despite ongoing violence across the country linked to the military coup in February – with the retailer saying the 45,000 people in its Myanmar supply chain are a "big responsibility."... read more

Event to explore a smarter future for fashion

29 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry is to conclude its Beyond 2020 event series with a digital conference aimed at exploring a "smarter future" for fashion.... read more

Ralph Lauren to open source Color on Demand dyeing platform

28 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

US fashion company Ralph Lauren has confirmed plans to open source the first phase of its Color on Demand sustainable dyeing platform.... read more

Puma books jump in Q1 profits

28 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

German sportswear brand Puma has recorded a jump in first-quarter profits to EUR109m from EUR36m a year earlier, with CEO Bjorn Gulden upbeat about the year ahead despite ongoing uncertainty.... read more

Hemp proving a worthy contender to cotton in denim

27 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

While hemp is trending in a number of industries globally, when it comes to apparel production, its use is relatively new.... read more

Garment factories shuttered in Karnataka two-week lockdown

27 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The Indian state of Karnataka has entered a two-week lockdown, which includes garment manufacturing facilities.... read more

Vietnam sees modest growth in Q1 textile exports

26 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam’s textile export turnover in the first quarter has seen modest growth but is showing signs of recovery.... read more

Egypt readies launch of "world's largest textile factory"

26 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Egypt is readying to launch what it claims is the world’s largest textile factory, according to local reports.... read more

Fashion must recognise links between human rights and respect for nature

23 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The global fashion industry must recognise the inextricable links between human rights and the rights of nature if it is to effectively contribute to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed a panel of industry experts at Fashion Revolution's annual Question Time event.... read more

Bestseller urges EU guidance for firms working in Myanmar

22 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has paused the placement of new orders in Myanmar and is urging the EU to develop clear guidelines on how companies should conduct themselves when economic sanctions are imposed on sourcing regions.... read more

Second Covid wave weighs on India apparel recovery

22 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

As India records the highest number of  daily coronavirus cases globally, researchers are warning a full recovery of the apparel sector to pre-Covid levels might only be seen by 2023.... read more

Australia rolls out human rights guidance for Vietnam apparel sector

20 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The Australian Human Rights Commission has, together with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), rolled out new guidance concerning human rights for the apparel and footwear industry in Vietnam.... read more

US drops Vietnam from currency manipulators list

20 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

The US treasury has dropped Vietnam from its list of currency manipulators, a move that could reassure that the US might not impose new tariffs, quotas or other restrictions on Vietnamese imports as part of its Section 301 investigation.... read more

Lord & Taylor makes comeback with online-only offer

20 April 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Lord & Taylor is to make its comeback but as a digital-only offering following its bankruptcy last year.... read more