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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

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

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

China's garment output up nearly 40% in Jan-Feb

14 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

China saw a jump in its garment industry output in the first two months of the year, new figures show, with revenues for enterprises also increasing.... 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

Bangladesh ranks high for ethical auditing in 2020

13 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Bangladesh has been placed second on a list compiled by supply chain compliance solutions provider Qima comparing the ethical auditing practices of major manufacturing countries.... read more

BGMEA appoints Faruque Hassan president-elect

12 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has appointed Faruque Hassan as its president-elect following the results of a bi-yearly election.... 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

China's Purcotton selects PLM to speed market response

6 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Chinese cotton goods company Purcotton has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help speed up its market response and product launch cycle.... 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

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

New benchmarks help companies pay a living wage

30 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) is publishing a list that reveals the difference between minimum wage and living wage in the garment and textile industry in nearly 50 countries.... 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

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

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

Jeanologia outlines water savings due to its tools

22 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has calculated that it helped manufacturers save around 15.5m cubic metres of water last year.... read more

Bestseller backs Pakistan traceable organic cotton project

22 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has partnered with one of its suppliers, Pakistan-based denim mill Artistic Milliners, on a farm-to-fashion traceability project for its organic cotton.... read more

Superdry brings forward organic cotton targets by five years

18 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer Superdry has brought forward its organic cotton targets by five years, which will see all of its pure cotton garments produced entirely from organic cotton by 2025.... read more

Denim supplier Rio Sul picks software to digitise operations

18 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Mexico-based denim manufacturer Rio Sul has invested in new software as it looks to digitise best practice production planning and control processes.... read more

Sri Lanka government backs strategy to boost apparel exports

17 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The President of Sri Lanka has given the country’s garment industry his full backing to enhance its productivity and quality with proposals to relax certain health guidelines imposed on the sector and look at boosting employment amongst youths.... read more

H&M to feature cactus leather in new collection

4 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is to feature cactus leather in a new collection through a partnership with Mexican leather company Desserto.... read more

Textiles and apparel boost US manufacturing growth in February

4 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

The textile and apparel sector helped boost US manufacturing growth in February, new data shows, with the economy notching a ninth consecutive month of growth.... read more

Brands urged to honour existing Myanmar supplier commitments

3 March 2021 | Michelle Russell

Apparel industry associations and human rights groups have joined forces to condemn the military coup and growing violence in Myanmar, and to urge companies sourcing from the southeast Asian country to maintain dialogue and honour all existing commitments made to factories. ... read more