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ZDHC x Kingpins webinars to promote best practices

17 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Denim trade show Kingpins has announced a series of webinars in collaboration with the ZDHC Foundation to give denim mills exhibiting at its Amsterdam event access to the latest education in wastewater and sustainable chemical management.... read more


The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda

17 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer – as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.... read more


Sustainability more embedded in purchase decisions

17 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Expectations for more sustainable retail practices are growing as the oldest members of Generation Z move into the workforce, a new study has found.... read more


Top stories this week on just-style...

17 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at some of the biggest challenges set to face apparel brands and retailers in the year ahead, the US and China sign the long-anticipated 'Phase One' trade agreement, the Myanmar Government begins its bi-annual review of the country's minimum wage, and we explore what changes are likely under Nike's new CEO John Donahoe.... read more


Outlook 2020 – What next for apparel sourcing?

16 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

The search for the ideal sourcing destination is set to continue as Western fashion brands and retailers seek to reduce their exposure to China in 2020. At the same time they’re having to navigate a more complicated matrix, which includes factors ranging from cost, speed to market, production capacity and flexibility to compliance risk. Along with these challenges come opportunities to rethink business models and explore new ways of working – especially when it comes to digitalisation and data, executives say.... read more


TAL Apparel, VF Corp and Zalando join Global Fashion Agenda

16 January 2020 | Beth Wright

TAL Apparel, VF Corporation, and Zalando have become the latest companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's associate partners circle, who will all contribute with insights from various parts of the supply chain.... read more


New YKK zippers made from ocean-bound plastic

16 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Fastener manufacturer YKK has announced a new collection of zippers made from "ocean-bound" plastic collected within 50km of the coastline of Sri Lanka.... read more


Hyosung develops 100% recycled multi-performance fibres

16 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung has developed a sustainability programme of 100% recycled multi-performance fibres as it looks to help its customers produce more eco-friendly products.... read more


Stella McCartney, Candiani partner on biodegradable denim

16 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Italian denim manufacturer Candiani Denim to launch what they claim is the world’s first biodegradable stretch denim made from plant-based yarns.... read more


Roica EF fibre gains Global Recycled Standard

16 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Roica, the premium stretch fibre brand of Japan's Asahi Kasei, has had its EF fibre certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).... read more


EcoVadis gets US$200m boost to take green supply chains to scale

16 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

EcoVadis, a leader in sustainable supply chains, has agreed a US$200m investment from private equity firm CVC Growth Partners II to enable it to scale globally and engrain sustainability, fair labour practices and ethics into enterprise supply chains and business commerce.... read more


Debenhams pledges new sustainability commitments

15 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Department store retailer Debenhams has outlined a new sustainability programme alongside a series of new commitments, including a guarantee that by September 2020 all own-brand product sold in a Debenhams store will have at least one sustainable attribute.... read more


Uniqlo Japan uses recycled down in new line

15 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Fast Retailing clothing brand Uniqlo Japan has begun recycling down extracted from donated items for use in new products.... read more


New Bangladesh safety initiative takes next steps

15 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Details have been finalised on Bangladesh's incoming new workplace safety initiative, the national RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), which will eventually take over from the Bangladesh Accord's factory safety and remediation efforts.... read more


Blockchain pilot tracks Mongolian cashmere value chain

15 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Blockchain technology has been used to help track Mongolian cashmere from origin (shearing at herder household) to destination (a processing facility in Ulaanbaatar) in a bid to increase transparency and create a more sustainable supply chain. ... read more


Outlook 2020 – Apparel industry challenges and opportunities

14 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands and retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions, and demands for new levels of sustainability will all weigh on fashion businesses in 2020, according to feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style.... read more


Five key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2020

14 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands and retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions, and demands for new levels of sustainability will all weigh on fashion businesses in 2020.... read more


RadiciGroup uses recycled nylon for new yarn range

14 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup is beginning 2020 under the banner of sustainability with the launch of a range of yarns created using recycled nylon and the acquisition of Italy’s Zeta Polimeri.... read more


New policy seeks to address hazardous textile chemicals

13 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has published a policy brief that addresses chemicals of concern in several product sectors including textiles, in an effort to minimise their adverse effects on human health and the environment. ... read more


Canada sourcing show relocates to new venue

13 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Organisers of the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada trade show are expecting the largest edition in the event's history this summer, with the fifth annual edition to be held at a new venue.... read more


Mexico launches plan to tackle labour abuse in fashion supply chain

13 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Two initiatives aimed at cracking down on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in the fashion industry are launching in Mexico, both supported by the C&A Foundation.... read more


ZDHC group adds new chemical and solutions providers

10 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Three chemical companies and two solutions providers are the latest to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group as contributors.... read more


Top stories this week on just-style...

10 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style see industry experts explain the urgent need for the clothing sector to embrace Industry 4.0, PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America swimwear business to Pentland Group, and the US is urged to sanction China over the ongoing human rights situation in Xinjiang.... read more


US urged to impose trade sanctions on China over Xinjiang forced labour concerns

9 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

A US commission is urging members of Congress and President Donald Trump to impose trade sanctions on China over the ongoing human rights situation in Xinjiang.... read more


Tunisia explores textile waste recycling measures

9 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

The Tunisian Textile and Clothing Federation (FTTH) is exploring ways to recycle post-industrial waste in the clothing sector in a bid to lower the carbon footprint of the industry.... read more


Ireland rolls out plan to tackle fast fashion waste

7 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Ireland is rolling out a plan to tackle the issue of fast fashion disposal.... read more


Gloria Schoch to lead VF Foundation strategic vision

7 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

US apparel giant VF Corp has appointed Gloria Schoch as director of VF Foundation and Global Impact to further drive the company’s purpose-led agenda.... read more


More fibrous microplastics in London air than Dongguan, study finds

6 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

UK researchers have found that microplastics, including those from textiles, are present in the air in London at higher abundances than any other major city, including Dongguan, China.... read more


Tanatex process speeds up polyester dye process

6 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Tanatex Chemicals, a producer of innovative textile processing solutions, has developed a sustainable solution for speeding up the process of dyeing polyester while maintaining quality.... read more


PVH contributes US$1m to sustainability education hub

6 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

US apparel giant PVH Corp is making a US$1m contribution to the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York, to help establish an academic hub for the study of corporate responsibility and sustainability.... read more


Better Work Vietnam marks 10-year anniversary

3 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Since its inception in 2009, the Better Work Vietnam programme has increased its footprint in the country’s garment industry to reach 392 active factories employing almost 600,000 workers.... read more


New Nike Atsuma shoe aims to reduce material waste

3 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

A new Nike sneaker released this week (1 January) aims to reduce material waste by using scraps created during the production process.... read more


Uzbekistan clothing sector eyes major hike in exports

2 January 2020 | Loretta Marie Perera

The Uzbekistan clothing and footwear industries are eyeing a major increase in exports as its government pushes ahead with programme to liberalise what was until three years ago a largely unreformed post-Soviet state. ... read more


Lenzing to open world’s largest wood pulp plant in Brazil

2 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is investing in the construction of the world's largest wood pulp plant in Brazil in a move aimed at growing the company's speciality fibre business and strengthening its market position.... read more


Epic Group and Elevate aim to reinvent social responsibility

23 December 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Global apparel manufacturing giant Epic Group is teaming up with sustainability and supply chain services provider Elevate to build a world class social responsibility programme that goes beyond compliance to contribute a wider value to the communities where it operates.... read more


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