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UK fashion sector not environmentally sustainable

A probe by Britain's lawmakers into the environmental sustainability of the UK clothing industry has heard how increasingly high volumes of...

US brands ponder sourcing switch away from China

The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China could accelerate the trend for American apparel brands to shift their sourcing away from...

Mid-term shift unlikely to end US-China trade war

The coming change of control of the US House of Representatives from the ruling Republicans to the opposition Democrats will probably do lit...

4 steps to build advanced analytics into apparel

The apparel industry is the laggard in embracing advanced analytics, often favouring merchant and designer-driven 'gut feel' over insight-dr...

Latest Interviews

Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy.

Why circular fashion is "the answer for everything" at Esprit 24 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Hong-Kong listed Esprit is currently rethinking every step of the fashion lifecycle with a view to "inclusive circularity" that respects the use of both material and human resources. Sara Bermúdez Couto, head of product safety management and environmental sustainability, explains.

Latest News

Committee calls on fast fashion bosses for answers 14 Nov 18

Michelle Russell

Five leading UK online fast fashion retailers including Asos and Boohoo are to be questioned by British lawmakers later this month in the last of a series of hearings focusing on the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

Haiti garment workers set to protest over new minimum wage – Update 14 Nov 18

Melissa Williams-Sambrano

Haitian garment sector workers are set to take part in a massive demonstration organised by unions tomorrow (18 November) to show their dissatisfaction with the minimum wage increase.

US cotton industry develops sustainability protocol 14 Nov 18

Beth Wright

A new data collection, measurement and verification procedure has been launched in a bid to document US cotton production practices and their environmental impact.

PrimaLoft develops biodegradable synthetic fabric 14 Nov 18

Michelle Russell

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft is fast-tracking its Bio technology line with the launch of what it claims is the first 100% recycled, biodegradable synthetic fabric.

Fast Retailing commits to UN Global Compact 14 Nov 18

Beth Wright

 Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing has become the latest signatory to the UN Global Compact.

Asos among new ZDHC affiliates 14 Nov 18

Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is among seven new companies and associates to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Latest blogs

Fashion firms struggle on speed to market 6 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Fashion firms are continuing to wrestle with the challenges of taking decisions quickly and meeting deadlines – and admit they are struggling to speed their go-to-market processes to keep up with fast-moving consumer buying behaviour.

Why cotton is being battered on all fronts 29 Oct 18

Leonie Barrie

Cotton is being battered on all fronts, from false information campaigns, to competition from synthetic alternatives, and a changing consumer. The challenge now facing the cotton industry is how to regain its footing.

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