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New index pressures brands on Chinese disclosure

Friday, 18 July 2014

China GUIYANG – A new index has been launched in China which will measure apparel brands’ performance in managing the environmental impacts of factories in their supply chains in China. The Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) is a quantitative evaluation system which has been jointly developed by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  Read More >>

 
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Sustainable cotton: the big debate, 'Business as usual not an option in Bangladesh' report analysis, Two Minutes with: Elin Larsson, corporate responsibility manager, Filippa K, Detox Deconstructed report stirs welcome debate, Is too much 'fast fashion' a design destined for trash? Tone Skårdal Tobiasson discusses. Invista launches bio-derived Lycra, International Wool Textile Organisation Congress round-up, Tiny fibres = big problem, New resource on plastic particles found on global shorelines and their link to the textile industry, Can retailers continue to 'save the planet' whilst simultaneously sharing aggressive growth plans?, Bangladesh call for action reaches Parliament, Unifi increases production capacity, The Bigger Picture – Soup of the day: plastic, Special report: organic cotton in Central Asia, China gets tough on polluters, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Cotton Leads surpasses 200 partners

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NEW YORK -The Cotton Leads programme, which aims to raise awareness of responsible growing practices in the US and Australia cotton industries, has now gained more than 200 partners throughout the...

Pact clothing line gets certification

Monday, 21 July 2014

article thumbnailCOLORADO - Organic cotton brand Pact Apparel is to launch a new line of ‘Fair Trade Certified’ clothing, which will donate a percentage of sales to a worker-controlled fund following a...


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Cambodia’s war on wages continues

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

article thumbnailCAMBODIA – Factories and workers groups are continuing to clash over wage levels in the country’s increasingly troubled textile industry, and Ecotextile Textile news understands that further...

Vaude raises bar with sustainability report

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

article thumbnailTETTNANG - German company Vaude has looked to raise the bar with its latest sustainability report by becoming the first outdoor brand to report in accordance with the international Global Reporting...


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Calls for more textile transparency

Monday, 14 July 2014

BERLIN – German Green Party politician, Renat Künast, called for a European transparency directive during a discussion on environmental and social textile standards at the recent Ethical Fashion...

WWF and IKEA update BCI progress

Saturday, 12 July 2014

article thumbnailGENEVA – The WWF and IKEA have launched a new progress report on their involvement with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which includes details of reduced usage of chemical pesticides, chemical...


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