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Michelle Russell

More fashion stakeholders join MacArthur Foundation network

14 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

The Fashion Institute of Technology and apparel logistics firm ACS Clothing are among ten new members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network, which is working to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.... read more

India's garment and textile exports slide on Covid disruptions

13 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

India’s garment industry saw its textile and apparel exports drop by nearly 13% in the last year, new figures shows.... read more

Vinted raises EUR250m in funding for global expansion

13 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

European secondhand fashion marketplace Vinted has raised EUR250m (US$301m) in Series F funding to accelerate its growth and invest in the company’s technology.... read more

UK retailers smash 2020 emissions reduction target

12 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Leading UK retailers have smashed 2020 carbon reduction targets, with emissions almost halving since 2005, new data shows.... read more

Policy change could help fashion clean up its sustainability act

11 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Investment and policy change will help the global fashion industry improve its sustainability performance, but brands should also not wait for the perfect solution and act now, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA).... read more

Chemicals firm Devan adds to bio-based textile finishes

11 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals has added two more products to its range of bio-based textile finishes.... read more

JD Sports snaps up menswear retailer Oi Polloi

10 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Sports retail giant JD Sports has acquired Manchester-based cult clothing brand Oi Polloi.... read more

Eurofins partners with BeVeg on vegan verification

7 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Vegan verification services provider Eurofins Chem-Map has been approved with US-based company BeVeg as a robust way of verifying products, materials and chemicals as vegan.... read more

Next ups central profit guidance on Q1 sales beat

6 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

UK clothing and homeware retailer Next Plc has upped its central profit guidance for the year after reporting first-quarter sales that beat guidance.... read more

Gildan moves to Q1 profit boosted by activewear sales

6 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Basic apparel maker Gildan Activewear has made a strong start to the year as it returned to profit in the first quarter and booked sales increases boosted by activewear.... read more

Lenzing invests EUR200m to reduce emissions in China, Indonesia

6 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is investing more than EUR200m (US$240m) to produce more environmentally-friendly speciality fibres at its production sites in China and Indonesia.... read more

Debenhams prepares to close all doors for final time

5 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

UK department store retailer Debenhams says all its remaining stores will permanently close on either 12 or 15 May.... read more

MySize launches instant in-app sizing recommendations

4 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

E-commerce measurement solutions firm MySize has launched an application with added direct-to-retailer sizing.... read more

US textile industry calls for post-pandemic support

4 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

The US textile industry says it has demonstrated enormous resiliency and value to the economy during the pandemic, but that lessons need to be learned and the government needs to support the sector going forward if it is to exit the current crisis stronger and more agile.... read more

Nextiles develops sports performance smart thread technology

30 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Textiles manufacturing start-up Nextiles, backed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.... read more

Asda's George brand to sell second-hand clothing

29 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

George, the clothing division of UK supermarket group Asda, is to begin selling pre-worn garments across its stores in the UK as part of a new partnership.... read more

L Brands rumoured to have resumed Victoria's Secret sale talks

28 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

US fashion group L Brands is said to have resumed talks with potential buyers for its Victoria’s Secret business, with analysts valuing the lingerie brand at as much as US$5bn.... read more

Sainsbury's FY clothing sales slide as pandemic bites

28 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's saw its clothing sales fall 8.5% in the last financial year as the pandemic had a significant impact on group revenues.... read more

Delta Apparel enhances on-demand digital print platform

28 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Activewear and lifestyle apparel maker Delta Apparel is enhancing its DTG2Go digital print and fulfilment solution to give users the tools to quickly and efficiently bring more graphic designs to the on-demand model.... read more

US Customs increases textile trade enforcement measures

27 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saw increases in some measures used to enforce trade laws and regulations governing textiles in the first quarter of 2021, according to new data.... read more

Silicone producer moves into plastic-free vegan leather

27 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Taiwanese silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) is joining the ranks of suppliers of eco-friendly, plastic-free vegan leather products.... read more

SGS sets its sights on growing its softlines business

23 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Verification, testing and certification company SGS has promoted Yvonne Tse to the role of vice president of Global Softlines, helping to align its products and services with the increasingly complex textile and apparel industry.... read more

Teijin joins call for more ambitious GHG targets in Japan

22 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Polyester fibres and products producer Teijin Limited has thrown its support behind a statement from the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) calling for the country's official greenhouse gas emissions-reduction target to be more ambitious.... read more

Primaloft partners on carbon negative insulation

22 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Origin Materials and PrimaLoft are teaming up to develop carbon-negative, insulating, high-performance fibres for end products including outdoor, fashion and lifestyle brands.... read more

Lululemon enters re-commerce market with Like New

21 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Canadian athletic apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica is launching the brand's first-ever re-commerce programme, in addition to a limited-edition collection made with earth-friendly dyes.... read more

Urban Outfitters teams with Fabscrap to tackle textile waste

21 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

US fashion retailer Urban Outfitters has extended its partnership with Fabscrap to support the non-profit in reducing the fashion industry’s impact on the planet.... read more

Browzwear, Cotton Inc partner on eco digital fabric collection

21 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

3D design and prototyping software specialist Browzwear and non-profit Cotton Incorporated have joined forces to create an eco-conscious digital fabric collection. ... read more

Teijin, JGC and Itochu tackle polyester chemical recycling

21 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Polyester fibres and products producer Teijin Limited has signed a joint agreement with JGC Holdings Corporation and Itochu Corporation on the license business of polyester chemical recycling technology from discarded polyester textile products.... read more

The North Face sees regenerative cotton as biggest opportunity

20 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

The North Face is waking up to the practice of regenerative farming in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, senior manager of global sustainability, explains, it not only has a positive impact on nature and resources, but is another critical step in addressing climate change impacts.... read more

Call for UK government to adopt fashion green tax

20 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Ethical fashion brand So Just Shop is calling on the government and regulators to adopt a 33% unethical practices Fast Tax on the products of brands that cannot prove responsible practices within their supply chain.... read more

Lycra Co FreeF!t technology offers optimum stretch and recovery

19 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is preparing to present its latest denim innovations at this week's Kingpins Show, in addition to its latest FreeF!t technology that offers optimum stretch and recovery.... read more

Lenzing makes digital push with Tencel eShop

19 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has launched an eShop for its Tencel sustainable fibre as part of the company’s ‘digital first’ strategy.... read more

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

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