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From Field to Shelf – How textiles made the world

With the pandemic weighing so heavily on the textile and apparel industry, industry consultant Robert Antoshak wonders if there were lessons...

Covid surge puts India clothing sector on the rack

The ability of India's clothing industry to serve overseas buyers has been devastated by the country's ongoing second Covid-19 wave, with a...

New Bangladesh textile hub to boost exports

The Bangladesh clothing industry is looking forward to the completion of five state-of-the-art textile factories at the Korean Export Zone (...

Fixing Fashion looks at scaling up sustainability

A cross-party group of MPs has continued to probe how the UK fashion industry is implementing initiatives to drive sustainability and improv...

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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. 

The North Face sees regenerative cotton as biggest opportunity 20 Apr 2021

Michelle Russell

The North Face is waking up to the practice of regenerative farming in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, senior manager of global sustainability, explains, it not only has a positive impact on nature and resources, but is another critical step in addressing climate change impacts.

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Brands have a role to play in keeping India's garment workers safe 18 May 21

Michelle Russell

Global fashion brands and governments have a role to play in keeping garment workers safe in the face of the current wave of Covid-19 infections hitting South Asia countries, particularly India, a campaign group has said.

90% of Puma products to be made with green materials by 2025 18 May 21

Hannah Abdulla

German sportswear brand Puma has promised that nine out of ten products will be made with more sustainable materials by 2025

Nudie Jeans confident green focus will boost market position 18 May 21

Hannah Abdulla

Ethical jean maker Nudie Jeans says it is confident its long-term focus on sustainable services gives it an upper hand in the market post-Covid-19.

AAFA issues 22nd edition of Restricted Substance List 18 May 21

Beth Wright

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has released the latest version of its Restricted Substance List (RSL), listing banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products around the world.

Özak Tekstil boosts speed with digital cutting solution 18 May 21

Hannah Abdulla

Turkish ready-made garment manufacturer Özak Tekstil has invested in a new digital cutting solution from Gerber Technology it says will shorten the production cycle while improving the overall quality of the final product.

Pakistan supplier Combined Fabrics boosts technology investment 18 May 21

Michelle Russell

Pakistan knitted garment supplier Combined Fabric is furthering its partnership with fashion technology provider Tukatech to expand its cutting capacity to help improve quality and cut costs.

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What next for the Bangladesh Accord? 3 May 21

Beth Wright

In the wake of the eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, just-style continues to look at issues around the tragedy. Two initiatives were set up in the aftermath of the incident to oversee the country's clothing factories for fire, electrical and structural issues – the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The Accord’s tenure comes to an end next month, and there are serious concerns for garment workers if another agreement is not signed soon.

Call for safe Bangladesh garment factories continues 26 Apr 21

Michelle Russell

The eighth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed over 1,000 garment workers and injured thousands more, took place at the weekend. To coincide with the event there have been calls for consumers to campaign for safe factories for garment workers.

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