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Xinjiang cotton ban would wreak supply chain havoc

A total US import ban on cotton products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labour concerns would "wreak unending havoc" on global sup...

Ten catalysts in the leap to circular fashion

Manufacturers are central to the realisation of circular fashion, a new report has argued, adding there is a "huge untapped potential of man...

How brands can predict unauthorised subcontracting

Researchers say they have developed a simple model for buyers to predict with more than 80% accuracy when an order is likely to be sent to a...

Covid-19 a catalyst for more sustainable fashion

Though sustainability and ethics fell under the radar at the start of the Covid-19 crisis as many retailers struggled to survive, more enlig...

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Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 

Yesim Tekstil upbeat as brands look closer for do-it-all suppliers 4 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Despite the upheaval of the global coronavirus crisis, the future looks bright for Turkish textile and garment mega-producer Yesim Tekstil with European brands increasingly seeking vertically integrated suppliers, sustainability and options to near-shore production. CEO Senol Sankaya tells just-style how the company adapted to the pandemic, and why it is optimistic going forward.

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US lawmakers vote for action against Xinjiang forced labour 23 Sep 20

Hannah Abdulla

The US House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to take comprehensive action against the import of apparel and other goods from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region – a move US apparel industry executives have previously warned would cause massive upheaval and supply chain disruption.

China defends Xinjiang's "tremendous efforts" on human rights 23 Sep 20

Hannah Abdulla

China has hit back at allegations over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang by saying its actions in the region are focused on counterterrorism and anti-separatism.

Infrastructure and financial viability hamper textile recycling 23 Sep 20

Beth Wright

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) says it is apparent that more can be done to understand the practices of recycling specifically undertaken within the textile supply chain after conducting research to inform the development of collection and sorting infrastructures.

Gender inequality in apparel industry going unnoticed 23 Sep 20

Hannah Abdulla

Apparel companies have a critical role to play in driving gender equality and women's empowerment. But a new study has deemed current corporate disclosure around gender efforts is "woefully insufficient", particularly at supply chain level.

Pilot to probe hidden Bangladesh RMG supply chains 23 Sep 20

Beth Wright

GoodWeave International, a non-profit working to end child, forced and bonded labour in global supply chains, has launched a new project to provide marginalised apparel workers in Bangladesh with immediate Covid-19 relief and conduct research on the impact of the pandemic. 

US Cotton Trust Protocol opens doors to growers 23 Sep 20

Hannah Abdulla

American cotton growers can now join the US Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of US cotton.

Latest blogs

Mounting pressure for Xinjiang cotton ban 21 Sep 20

Leonie Barrie

As pressure mounts on the global apparel industry to ban all cotton-made goods from China's Xinjiang region over forced labour concerns, US lawmakers have been told such a move would "wreak unending havoc" on global supply chains.

Covid-19 is fashion's sustainability catalyst 14 Sep 20

Beth Wright

Though sustainability and ethics fell under the radar at the start of the Covid-19 crisis as many retailers struggled to survive, more enlightened players realised it was an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in an area that would soon return to the top of consumers' agendas. Those leading the way will be able to reach a new, more sustainability-conscious audience, as well as helping to set standards for the sector.

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