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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


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


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


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


US: Fruit of the Loom to cut 600 jobs with plant closure

7 April 2014 | Katie Smith

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is to lay off more than 600 workers with the closure of its facility in Jamestown, Kentucky.... read more


US: Support doubles for responsibly-produced cotton scheme

30 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

The number of textile companies from the US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe that have signed up to new programme that supplies responsibly-produced cotton has now more than doubled.... read more


US: Supply chain supports responsibly-produced cotton

2 January 2014 | Leonie Barrie

Thirty textile companies from the US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe have signed up to a new programme that supplies responsibly-produced cotton.... read more


US: Russell Brands to cut 190 jobs in restructuring

7 January 2013 | Katie Smith

US sporting goods manufacturer Russell Brands today (7 January) said it plans to lay off 190 workers as it looks to restructure its apparel decoration operations in Alexander City, Alabama.... read more


UZBEKISTAN: Cotton ban gains momentum with apparel firms

9 November 2012 | Leonie Barrie

More than 120 international apparel brands and retailers have now pledged to ban the use of cotton from Uzbekistan as part of efforts to stop the country using forced and child labor to harvest its cotton crop.... read more


SOURCING: Marginal suppliers need a radical re-think

21 August 2009 | just-style.com

In the current recession, factory owners are transferring business away from their marginal suppliers to their core operations, creating a major problem in countries where the garment sector is a lifeline. To survive and prosper in difficult times, these industries must radically change the way they work, who they work for, and what they produce, believes David Birnbaum.... read more


Egyptian QIZs boost apparel exports to the US

13 December 2006 | just-style.com

Apparel exports to the US from Egyptian qualified industrial zones are soaring, manufacturing investments are on the up, and retailers and importers are putting more business into the country. Jozef De Coster reports on one of the industry’s recent success stories.... read more