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Crystal Vietnam knits factory gains green building certification

18 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been granted EDGE green building certification for its newly designed Vietnam knits factory, Regent Garment Factory Limited.... read more


Crystal International latest to join Jeans Redesign

8 December 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has joined the Jeans Redesign project for denim circularity and will be using its guidelines to make jeans that meet minimum requirements for durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability.... read more


Crystal Denim launches 4Zero digital showroom

18 November 2020 | Leonie Barrie

The denim division of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has launched a digital showroom to share the sustainability efforts that have gone into the production of its 4Zero jeans. ... read more


Fruit of the Loom launches 'Fruitful Futures' sustainability plan

2 October 2020 | Beth Wright

Apparel, intimates and athletic clothing maker Fruit of the Loom has outlined a new global sustainability plan to reduce the environmental impact of its global supply chain, with goals including sourcing 100% of its cotton sustainably by 2025 and using 30% recycled polyester by 2030.... read more


Crystal eyes ambitious sustainability targets for denim in 2022

11 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Hong Kong garment manufacturer Crystal International is eyeing greater reductions in freshwater consumption and carbon footprint in its denim arm for 2022, despite falling short of some targets for 2019.... read more


Crystal International scales up virtual sampling

14 August 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has been scaling up its use of 3D virtual sampling, and expects to use the technology in 80% of the products that it develops by next year.... read more


Crystal focuses green future on circular economy and Industry 4.0

31 July 2020 | Beth Wright

Hong Kong-based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group continues to make progress towards its sustainability targets, with highlights last year including reducing more than 3% of fresh water intensity compared with the year prior. But reducing carbon emissions is proving to be more of a challenge.... read more


Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

27 July 2020 | just-style

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more


Crystal collaborates on fully traceable upcycled denim

22 May 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has collaborated on a fully traceable upcycled denim collection with The R Collective.... read more


Industry heavyweights partner on traceable, upcycled denim range

12 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) has partnered on a traceable, nine-piece upcycled denim collection aimed at reducing apparel's climate impact.... read more


Crystal International to drive global scale for Better Work

11 March 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based Crystal International Group has become the first global manufacturer to team up with the Better Work initiative as the programme scales up across the garment industry.... read more


Crystal develops denim from cutting room scraps

9 December 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International Group is stepping up its efforts to recycle textile waste with the imminent launch of denim fabric made from cutting room scraps.... read more


Crystal makes progress on latest sustainability targets

26 July 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International is already making progress on its latest set of sustainability targets, with highlights including a 6% reduction in carbon footprint per garment. But it admits reducing the fresh water consumption per garment is proving more of a challenge.... read more


G Star, Selfridges join Global Fashion Agenda’s new sustainability circle

28 February 2019 | Beth Wright

G-Star Raw, Crystal International and Everlane are among five companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's new Associate Partners circle, supporting the organisation's mission to make the fashion industry sustainable.... read more


Crystal International works to empower female employees

6 November 2018 | Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International says it is confident its work on female empowerment will benefit 40,000 of its employees across its global manufacturing base by 2022.... read more


Crystal International app boosts worker engagement

27 April 2018 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has boosted communication with more than 5,000 workers at its Yida denim jeans factory in China thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app.... read more


Crystal IPO nets Fast Retailing, L Brands investment

3 November 2017 | Leonie Barrie

Shares of garment manufacturer Crystal International Group made their debut in Hong Kong today (3 November) – with key customers Fast Retailing and L Brands the cornerstone investors.... read more


Crystal Group eyes US$574m IPO to fund expansion

26 October 2017 | Leonie Barrie

The world’s largest garment maker, Hong Kong-based Crystal International Group, is hoping to raise up to HK$4.48bn (US$574m) in an initial public offering (IPO) that will be used to fund the expansion of its manufacturing operations and a move into fabric production.... read more


Fruit of the Loom joins The Sustainability Consortium

18 July 2017 | Beth Wright

Athletic apparel and intimates manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as part of its commitment to help improve the environmental, social and economic performance of the textile value chain.... read more


Fruit of the Loom CEO Medlin dies suddenly

28 November 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Rick Medlin, president and CEO of apparel maker Fruit of the Loom Inc, passed away suddenly at the weekend, after suffering what was thought to be a heart attack.... read more


Crystal Group expands empowerment project to male staff

28 November 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal Group has expanded its worker empowerment programme to male staff for the first time.... read more


Fruit Of The Loom awarded for CSR efforts in Honduras

31 October 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has been recognised for its corporate social responsibility efforts in Central America for the eighth year in a row.... read more


Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good"

26 August 2016 | Leonie Barrie

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.... read more


Big data contributes to Crystal Group sustainability gains

28 June 2016 | Leonie Barrie

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its competitiveness in the face of a difficult business climate – as well as contributing to greener, more sustainable manufacturing processes, the company says.... read more


Fruit of the Loom awarded Wal-Mart supplier of year

2 March 2016 | Michelle Russell

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has received two awards from retail giant Wal-Mart, including omni-channel supplier of the year. ... read more


Apparel firms call for passage of tariff bill

30 January 2015 | Katie Smith

US textile and apparel manufacturing companies are calling on Congress to pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which they say would eliminate or reduce import duties on products not available in the US.... read more


Fruit of the Loom forms yarn partnership with Parkdale

31 October 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Fruit of the Loom has agreed a deal with Parkdale America that will see it sell its US yarn spinning operations to the company which will then provide new state-of-the-art cotton and cotton blended yarns for its underwear and casualwear products.... read more


Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts in Bangladesh

19 September 2014 | Leonie Barrie

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progress" over the past 12 months - but pulls no punches when it comes to the many challenges that still lie ahead.... read more


SOURCING: Alliance members buying more products from Bangladesh

23 July 2014 | Leonie Barrie

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment factories appears to be sourcing more products from the country as efforts to upgrade the industry take hold. But one year on, progress is "far from over", with the total cost likely to be in the region of $150m and take 12-18 another months to complete.... read more


BANGLADESH: Alliance doubles compensation for displaced workers

14 July 2014 | Katie Smith

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has extended compensation for garment factory workers displaced due to factory remediation from two months' up to four months' wages.... read more


US: Fruit of the Loom invests in Berkeley facility expansion

3 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is investing in doubling the size of its Berkeley County distribution centre, as the company continues its efforts to align its global supply chain.... read more


BANGLADESH: Alliance inspections reveal "dozens of deficiencies"

28 May 2014 | Leonie Barrie

The first round of inspection reports released by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety show that "dozens of deficiencies" have been identified in every garment factory. And the group now has just six weeks to release data on the remaining 600 factories supplying its member companies.... read more


BANGLADESH: Alliance seeks five factory closures over safety

6 May 2014 | Leonie Barrie

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it has so far sought the immediate suspension of production in five factories following concerns about the safety of the buildings where they are located.... read more


THE FLANARANT: Following fashion isn't the best sourcing strategy

30 April 2014 | Mike Flanagan

Retailers and brands are increasingly engineering their operations to make the most of changing trends affecting everything from sourcing to sales. But as Mike Flanagan points out, the model that works for one company is unlikely to work for another. Here he gives some examples.... read more


BANGLADESH: Alliance inspections more than 50% complete

22 April 2014 | Richard Woodard

Inspections have been completed on more than half of the nearly 700 Bangladesh factories used by members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety - which is also pledging to help pay the wages for workers at factories closed for renovation.... read more


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