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Malwee invests in PLM to boost consumer-centric focus

16 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Brazilian sustainable fashion retailer Malwee Group has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help boost product design and manufacturing across its six brands.... read more

The Microfibre Consortium approves Eurofins as third-party member

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Eurofins Softlines & Leather has been approved by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) as one of its first third-party laboratory members.... read more

France NGOs file complaint against apparel firms for Uyghur links

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

An alliance of NGOs have joined forces to call for an investigation in France of four multinational clothing companies, accusing them of profiting from forced labour imposed on China’s Uyghur population.... read more

Jeanologia, Cone Denim partner on Mission Zero collection

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has partnered with Cone Denim to launch a new 'Mission Zero' goal, which will see their first Road to Mission Zero sustainable collection launched, from fabric to finish.... read more

Muji responds to concerns over Xinjiang cotton sourcing

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Japanese fashion retailer Muji has moved to downplay concerns over its decision to continue to use cotton sourced from Xinjiang, claiming on-site audits are carried out at the cotton farms it uses.... read more

Dollar Tree appoints James head of global sourcing

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

US discount retailer Dollar Tree has appointed Alasdair James as executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain.... read more

Indonesia in push to make textile sector Industry 4.0 ready

14 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Indonesia is making a push to ensure seven key industries – including textiles and clothing – are more Industry 4.0 relevant in order to boost efficiency and competitiveness.... read more

Call for EU to introduce living wage legislation for garment workers

13 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Global NGO The Circle is calling on the European Union (EU) to introduce legislation to ensure garment workers in global supply chains are paid a living wage.... read more

Asia Pacific Rayon secures funding for expansion

12 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, is to expand its operations in Indonesia thanks to the approval of a US$300m loan.... read more

PrimaLoft launches fully recycled down alternative

9 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft has launched a new version of its best-selling ThermoPlume down alternative insulation that is now both 100% synthetic and made entirely out of post-consumer recycled materials.... read more

Fast-tracking apparel technology uptake post-pandemic

8 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

In the year since the Covid-19 pandemic began its spread across the world, the textile and apparel industry has undergone some monumental transformations that would previously have taken decades. One of which is the innovation and adoption of technology.... read more

New European benchmark for garment worker living wages

8 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Labour rights group Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has developed a living wage benchmark for Central, East and Southeast Europe in a bid to achieve higher wages for workers in the region.... read more

Asos H1 profits soar as more shoppers shift online

8 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Online fast fashion retailer Asos has seen its first-half profit soar thanks to an increase in its customer base, but the company remains cautious about the remainder of the year.... read more

Cacto cactus leather claims carbon-negative status

8 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Mexican-American cactus leather producer Cacto says it has become the first carbon-negative fashion company in the Americas, and aims to offset 1,000% of the emissions it generates by the end of 2021.... read more

Origin Materials and Sans partner on carbon-negative fibres

7 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Origin Materials and AECI Sans Technical Fibers are joining forces to develop and manufacture carbon negative high-performance fibres for use in a range of products including clothing, intimate apparel and footwear.... read more

Bangladesh aims to consolidate industry approach to sustainability

6 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to launch a garment sector sustainability report that aims to consolidate the industry’s approach to sustainability reporting.... read more

Pakistan's Soorty aims to drive organic cotton revolution

6 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Pakistan denim manufacturer Soorty has partnered with WWF-Pakistan and the Department of Agriculture Extension, Balochistan to launch an initiative aimed at "driving an organic cotton revolution".... read more

Devan finishes work with Jeanologia e-Flow technology

1 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Belgian chemicals firm Devan has been working with denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia to reduce further water consumption during the application of its Bi-ome antimicrobial and R-Vital skincare finishes.... read more

US sourcing events gear up for 2021 schedule

1 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

A slate of apparel and sourcing fashion trade events, both physical and virtual, have been planned for the second half of the year, giving buyers access to new brands and markets.... read more

US suspends trade engagement with Myanmar

31 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The US has suspended all engagement with Myanmar under a trade and investment agreement until the return of a democratically elected government.... read more

Avery Dennison sets out framework for action on waste

31 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Avery Dennison Corporation has teamed up with consultancy the Future Laboratory to compile a 'Zero Waste Futures' report that provides brands and retailers with a strategic framework for action on waste and the transition to a circular economy.... read more

Cotton workers form first independent trade union in Uzbekistan

31 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The first independent and democratic trade union organisation has been formed in Uzbekistan with workers from the cotton plantations of global fibres producer Indorama.... read more

Zip producer Riri uses recycled polyester as standard

31 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Swiss zips and buttons firm Riri Group says it has become the first manufacturing company in the fashion accessories industry to introduce the use of recycled polyester as production standard for its zip range.... read more

UK fashion sector "disappointed" over US ‘tech tax’ threat

30 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The UK's fashion and textile sector has expressed its disappointment over the potential implementation of tariffs of up to 25% by the US on a raft of items, including clothing, in retaliation over a UK tax on technology firms.... read more

Lycra Co develops performance fibres from 100% textile waste

30 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company has developed its first performance offerings made from 100% textile waste.... read more

The Movement develops Polyana eco fibre for faux fur

30 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Dutch clean-tech startup The Movement has developed an eco-efficient fibre that imitates real fur in all its characteristics and can be used for the production of faux fur.... read more

Denim major Saitex on a quest to be a force for good

29 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The global pandemic has done little to dampen the drive of Vietnam based ethical denim manufacturer Saitex, which has forged ahead with plans to set up a production line for people with different abilities, and set up a new model factory in Los Angeles. And its ambitions don't end here, as founder and CEO, Sanjeev Bahl, explains.... read more

China's textile exports soar 30% despite pandemic

29 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

China saw its textile exports grow nearly 30% in 2020, despite the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.... read more

Textile Recycling Association supports UK government waste strategy

29 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The Textile Recycling Association (TRA) has thrown its support behind the UK government’s strategy to reduce textile waste and hold manufacturers more accountable.... read more

Vietnamese footwear brand Biti's picks PLM to track data

29 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Vietnamese footwear brand Biti has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to centralise data and speed time-to-market.... read more

Turkmenistan cotton harvest used forced labour in 2020

25 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

A new report has laid bare the systematic use of forced labour in Turkmenistan's cotton sector, including the implementation of unrealistic targets, a lack of transparency in report and corrupt behaviour by officials. ... read more

Bangladesh misses RMG export target for July-Feb

24 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Bangladesh saw a decline of nearly 4% in the export of ready-made garments in the first eight months of the year, new figures show.... read more

Stein Fibres acquires US-based Consolidated Fibres

24 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Synthetic fibre specialist Stein Fibers Ltd has acquired North Carolina-based Consolidated Fibres.... read more

SUKU blockchain platform tackles carbon footprints

24 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

New additions to SUKU's blockchain-based supply chain transparency platform give brands and consumers a transparent way to track and authenticate carbon credit transactions and reduce their carbon footprint.... read more

Digital acceleration among new Fashion for Good innovations

23 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Innovations offering solutions in raw materials, processing, end-of-use and digital acceleration are among the innovations from the 14 new start-ups joining the eighth batch of Fashion for Good's Accelerator Programme.... read more