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New report scathing of Bangladesh RMG

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bangladesh reportNEW YORK - An alarming new report on garment manufacture in Bangladesh has painted a fiendishly complex, smoke and mirrors picture where major factory groups use ‘showcase’ factories with high safety and production standards to deal with Western buyers, while, behind the scenes, less compliant facilities carry out the majority of contract work.  Read More >>

 
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ETN April May 2014

Ecotextile News

 Apr-May 2014

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Ecotextile News asks Ilze Smit, detox campaigner at Greenpeace International, to outline where the Detox campaign is going and what Greenpeace thinks it has achieved so far, CmiA launches new traceability standard, New initiative tackles China’s dyeing sector, What price sustainable wool? Two Minutes with: Timo Perschke, Founder and CEO, PYUA, Italian textile environmental efforts, Criteria revision for GOTS, KEMI proposes toxic textile chemicals tax, Levi launches water-saving standard, New plasma technology from Pepwing, Eco-collections: game-changer or gimmick? 2014: a critical year for Higg Index, Report ranks retailers on Uzbek cotton, The Bigger Picture – The global production of standard-compliant cotton, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Fashion Revolution Day commemorates Rana Plaza

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH – Events for Fashion Revolution Day, including documentary screenings, sustainable fashion shows, debates and pop-up ethical fashion stores, will be held worldwide tomorrow, marking the...

Pollution laws leading to dyestuff price hikes

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

article thumbnailBASEL - Spikes in textile dyestuff prices can be expected for the foreseeable future due to the enforcement of stricter environmental laws which many dyestuff producers lack the technology to adhere...


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Jeanologia expands use of ‘nano-bubbles’

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

article thumbnailVALENCIA – Textile technology firm Jeanologia has developed new uses for its ‘e-soft’ resource saving ‘nano-bubble’ technology, including the ability to apply 3D resins to denim, water...

Better Cotton approves €9 million spending

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

GENEVA - The Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP), whose committee includes Ikea, H&M, VF Corp and Marks and Spencer, has announced that this year 50 Better Cotton projects, reaching...


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Loyalty: a one-way street in Bangladesh?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

article thumbnailDHAKA - Garment factory owners are being forced to soak up much of the cost of increased wages in Bangladesh – limiting the amount of money available for safety improvements. As retail buyers move...

Garment factory safety equipment taxed

Monday, 14 April 2014

BANGLADESH - Apparel, footwear and retail groups from the United States and Canada have written to Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed urging his government to act upon an...


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