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People and planet key to resilient post-Covid fashion industry

12 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Fashion executives are being urged to place people and the planet at the core of their business models to help rebuild resilient and sustainable businesses post-Covid-19.... read more


Fixing Fashion follow-on looks at scaling up sustainability

12 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A cross-party group of MPs has continued to probe how the UK fashion industry is implementing initiatives to drive sustainability and improve its social impact – with executives from Primark and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) the latest to take part in the Environmental Audit Committee's Fixing Fashion session.... read more


UK online clothing sales continue to rebound

12 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Despite the easing of lockdown, online retail showed positive growth in April, with clothing sales continuing their reversal in fortunes as consumers anticipated the return of social occasions.... read more


New guidelines to safeguard organic cotton

12 May 2021 | Beth Wright

The Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) has released new guidelines to provide the textile sector with a key tool for safeguarding the integrity of organic cotton at seed level. ... read more


Los Angeles apparel contractor found in violation of Labor Act

12 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

A Los Angeles garment contractor has been found to be paying its workers below what they have earned and to have violated record-keeping requirements.... read more


Scott Sports centralises systems with PLM

12 May 2021 | Beth Wright

International sports brand Scott Sports has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to harmonise product data and processes across its entire infrastructure to create a central base for improved workflows.... read more


Latest lockdown adds to Cambodia garment sector woes

11 May 2021 | Danielle Keeton-Olsen

Cambodia’s latest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were eased last week – but many of the capital's garment factories are still dealing with impacts after a third wave of the virus surged through dozens of factories.... 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


UK clothing maker eyes 40% productivity boost with new tech

11 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

UK textile manufacturer Cookson & Clegg (C&C) is expecting a 40% productivity boost through a digital transformation project.... read more


Cotton made in Africa now used in more than 276m items

11 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Some 60 retailers and brands brought a record 276m Cotton made in Africa (CmiA)-labelled textiles to market in 2020 — a 120% increase over the previous year.... read more


Coats unveils biodegradable thread

11 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Industrial thread maker Coats has developed a new biodegradable thread to support customers’ sustainability agendas.... read more


Supply chain platform Fashinza expands global reach to US

11 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

Global B2B apparel supply chain platform Fashinza is expanding its global reach to the US where it is partnering with a number of leading brands.... read more


The impact of Covid on upstream apparel supply chains

10 May 2021 | Jens Kastner

The suspension of orders by clothing brands and retailers because of Covid-19 has not just been a problem for apparel manufacturers – there has been a less well-documented knock-on effect in the upstream apparel supply chain.... read more


New study trials digital tags to measure clothing use

10 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A new project has been launched to determine whether tracing technologies can be used to generate data on the durability of a garment and incentivise clothing manufacturers to make clothes that are used more often and for longer.... read more


US retail imports set new record as economy recovers

10 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Imports at major US retail container ports hit a new record this spring and volume during the first half of 2021 is expected to be a third higher than last year as the economy continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.... read more


Tech tax threat would "punish" US apparel companies

7 May 2021 | Leonie Barrie

Plans by the Biden Administration to impose punitive tariffs of up to 25% on a raft of items – including textiles and clothing – imported from Australia, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom are being strongly opposed by US brands, retailers and importers.... read more


Sainsbury’s taps former John Lewis MD as clothing director

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

UK supermarket group Sainsbury's has named Paula Nickolds, the former managing director of John Lewis, as its new general merchandise and clothing commercial director.... read more


Mango eyes circular future with new CSR vision

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Spanish clothing group Mango is stepping up its sustainability commitments by rolling out a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy and focusing on evolving a more circular business model. Head of sourcing Andres Fernandez and CSR director Beatriz Bayo say transparency, collaboration and trust are key to a greener future and building back better from the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read more


Textile project to make Denmark circular frontrunner

7 May 2021 | Leonie Barrie

Some of Denmark’s largest fashion and textile players have joined forces in a new recycling technology and circular design project whose ultimate aim is to recycle all textile waste in the country.... read more


Avery Dennison sets 2050 net-zero ambition

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Avery Dennison has announced its ambition to be net-zero on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 alongside a series of new sustainability goals for 2030.... read more


Timberland launches first products made with Haitian cotton

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is rolling out the first products made with Community Cotton fibre sourced from its supply chain in Haiti following its five-year journey to reintroduce cotton farming to the country.... read more


Sportswear specialism and DTC drive Adidas resilience

7 May 2021 | GlobalData Retail

Adidas's sportswear specialism has driven an impressive rebound from the impacts of Covid-19, as consumers' heightened interest in fitness and desire for comfortable apparel caused its revenue to increase by EUR887m to EUR5.27bn during Q1 FY2021.... read more


Renewcell to work with Nouryon on sustainable textile recycling

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell is to use specialty chemicals and engineering solutions from Nouryon at its new plant in Sundsvall.... read more


Sateri to acquire Funing Aoyang viscose fibre business

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Viscose fibre producer Sateri is to acquire the viscose fibre business of Funing Aoyang Technology, in a move that will bring Sateri's total number of viscose mills in China to six and boost its annual production capacity to more than 1.8m tonnes.... read more


Bangladesh workers most vulnerable to Covid-19 fallout

7 May 2021 | Leonie Barrie

With Bangladesh’s second lockdown currently underway, new research offers recommendations on how brands and supply chains should respond to ensure the well-being of workers in the country’s garment industry.... read more


Top stories this week on just-style...

7 May 2021 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how US apparel imports from China almost tripled in March compared to last year, and what Biden's first 100 days says about his approach to trade. Elsewhere, garment factories in Turkey can continue operating under the country's latest lockdown, and VF Corp is strengthening its engagement with Better Work.... 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


Repairing the broken buyer-supplier relationship

6 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

A year into the pandemic that shook the world and exposed the fragilities that exist in the global apparel supply chain, we take a look at the impact on the buyer-supplier relationship.... read more


Fabletics launches probe into Lesotho factory following abuse allegations

6 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

Fabletics, the clothing line co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, has suspended operations at a factory in Lesotho following allegations of sexual and physical abuse.... read more


Adidas harnesses data for 3D printed midsole

6 May 2021 | Beth Wright

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled a data-driven 3D printed performance running midsole designed to compress forward upon vertical impact, providing runners with an all-new experience.... 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


US apparel imports from China soar 174% in March

5 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

US apparel imports continued to surge in March as retailers worked to meet increased consumer demand fuelled by federal stimulus cheques and money saved by staying home for the best part of a year. Import data is also skewed by comparisons with last March, when the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold. China recorded by far the largest year-on-year growth, with apparel shipments to the US almost tripling.... read more


Opinion: Covid hastens demise of big factories in poor countries

5 May 2021 | Sebastian Shehadi

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for more regionalised, tech-driven manufacturing that is closer to consumers. For less-developed nations, this spells disaster.... read more


Gap Inc to offload Intermix in latest Power Plan 2023 move

5 May 2021 | Hannah Abdulla

US specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has struck a deal to sell Intermix to private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in another move under its Power Plan 2023, which sees the group focus on its core portfolio.... read more


Brands urged to sign binding Bangladesh safety agreement

5 May 2021 | Michelle Russell

The witness signatories to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety say remaining safety hazards in Bangladeshi factories show that apparel brands must not abandon a binding safety programme.... read more


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