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While the environmental benefits of international second-hand apparel trade may not appeal to a Trump White House, the economic argument could well gain more traction. David Styles speaks to Marjorie Norton, a professor at Virginia Tech University, to discover how her latest study will assess the benefits and complexities of this market for the United States.

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  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Flipkart announces 2040 net zero charge

    BENGALURU – Indian ecommerce company Flipkart has outlined a target of reaching net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain by 2040. The firm, which sells clothing, electronics and groceries on its platform, will also look to negate its…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    SAC suspends Higg data use on product labels Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is suspending globally the use of sustainability data from the Higg Index suite of tools on consumer-facing product labels after consumer watchdogs declared it illegal in Norway. The Norwegian…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Manchester authorities outline circular action plan Premium Article

    GREATER MANCHESTER – A new plan has been established outlining how Greater Manchester can adopt circular business principles as the region endeavours to close the loop on waste. Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) Sustainable Consumption…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Iberia airline adopts circular uniform practices

    IBERIA – Spanish airline Iberia has launched a new uniform recycling scheme and donations drive in a bid to improve the environmental and social impacts of its operations. Around 80 per cent of previous Iberia uniforms will be afforded a second life…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Garment industry 'faces challenges' - ILO

    BANGKOK - Asia remains the garment factory of the world but the sector faces an array of challenges many of which have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). The study,…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Textile Exchange report shows 'glimpses of progress' Premium Article

    LUBBOCK – Industry non-profit Textile Exchange has launched its 2021 Material Change Insights Report which it says shows "glimpses of progress" in sustainable sourcing by global brands and retailers. Described as the industry's largest peer-to-peer…
  • Monday, 27 June 2022

    Scotland launches £2m Circular Textiles Fund

    EDINBURGH – Scotland’s government, with support from environmental non-profit Zero Waste Scotland, has launched a new £2 million (US$2.4m) fund to select and fast track innovation solutions for the fashion and textile sectors. Applicants to the…
  • Friday, 24 June 2022

    EU urged to learn US lessons on forced labour Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - The US fashion industry is urging the European Union (EU) to take on board lessons learned in the US as it prepares to introduce legislation to ban the sale of products made with forced labour in the single market. Four major trade bodies…
  • Friday, 24 June 2022

    ThredUp urges shoppers to shun Shein pop-up

    CALIFORNIA – Secondhand fashion specialist ThredUp has encouraged consumers to boycott a pop-up event by fast fashion firm Shein. ThredUp is incentivising people in San Francisco, where the event gets underway today, to shun the e-tailer by offering…
  • Friday, 24 June 2022

    Euratex sets out vision for textile recycling

    BRUSSELS - European textile recycling could be a €6-8 billion (US$6.3-8.4bn) industry employing about 15,000 workers by 2030, according to a new report from the textile and clothing industry body Euratex. Euratex launched its ReHubs initiative in…
  • Friday, 24 June 2022

    New platform targets fashion sustainability

    BERLIN - A new sustainability-focused tech platform has been launched to provide access to information on the environmental credentials of tens of thousands of fashion products for e-commerce sites. Impactbytes, which is already partnering with more…
  • Friday, 24 June 2022

    Sainsbury’s expands clothing donation scheme

    LONDON – British retailer Sainsbury’s has expanded its partnership with the Newlife charity for disabled children and will introduce clothing donation stations throughout its network of branches. Unwanted and faulty items are given to Newlife, which…
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022

    Garment workers win 'historic' wage victory

    KARACHI - Garment workers in Pakistan's textiles hub of Sindh province have won what campaigners declared to be a "historic" 40 per cent hike in the minimum wage. The Sindh Minimum Wage Board's decision to increase unskilled workers minimum pay -…
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022

    ILO change will 'benefit garment workers'

    GENEVA - The International Labour Organization's (ILO) decision to extend its 'Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work' to include a safe working environment will make a real difference to the world's garment workers, according to the Ethical…
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022

    Backing for new EU rules to combat greenwashing Premium Article

    BRUSSELS - New rules on corporate sustainability reporting which aim to end greenwashing have been provisionally agreed by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. If approved, larger companies will have to disclose more…
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022

    Haelixa traces Himalayan nettle fibre

    ZURICH – Nettle Circle, a manufacturer of fibre from Himalayan nettle bark, has partnered with traceability solutions provider Haelixa to forensically map the lifecycle of its product. Set to be launched at next week’s Future Fabric Expo in London,…
  • Thursday, 23 June 2022

    US cotton protocol earns ISEAL membership

    MEMPHIS – The US Cotton Trust Protocol has been accepted as the latest organisation to join ISEAL’s community following a rigorous assessment of its framework. ISEAL supports membership organisations by validating their sustainability credentials,…
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022

    New tech could help firms comply with UFLPA

    WASHINGTON DC - Cutting edge technologies such as DNA traceability and isotopic testing could be used by fashion companies to avoid falling foul of the new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). The US Department of Homeland Securities (DHS)…
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022

    Pilot to protect garment workers in Bangladesh

    DHAKA - Garment workers in Bangladesh are to receive enhanced social security protection in the event of injuries at work following the launch of a new pilot scheme backed by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO and German…
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022

    European fashion organisations unite Premium Article

    BERLIN – As many as 25 European fashion organisations have formed a coalition in a bid to accelerate the transition towards a more “sustainable, innovative and inclusive creative future”. Led by Fashion Council Germany, the organisations – which…
  • Wednesday, 22 June 2022

    Lenzing unveils carbon neutral workwear fibre Premium Article

    LENZING – Austrian fibre producer Lenzing has launched a new carbon neutral fibre for protective workwear which was developed in collaboration with Spanish textile mill partner Textil Santanderina. Called Lenzing FR, the new fibre - which claims to…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    AAFA urges US Congress to back digital labels

    WASHINGTON DC - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is calling for the US to allow consumer information on clothes to be delivered via digital labels. It says digital labels, such as QR codes, would modernise outdated federal…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Columbia supplier accused of worker violations Premium Article

    KUPPAM - Garment workers at a factory in India which exclusively supplies US brand Columbia Sportswear are paid illegally low wages and subjected to verbal use and sexual harassment, according to a new report. Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA)…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    ZDHC study explores GHG reduction opportunities Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – Textile chemistry authority ZDHC has launched a study to identify areas within the supply chain where chemical companies can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Launched to support the Apparel Alliance – established in 2020 by…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Brands 'turning their backs on China imports' Premium Article

    NEWARK - Western fashion brands are starting to turn their backs on China as a sourcing destination due to issues ranging from the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns to bans on the imports of goods made with forced labour, according to a new study. The…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Huntsman launches PFAS-free DWR solution

    SINGAPORE – Dyes and chemicals specialist Huntsman has launched a new PFAS-free durable water repellent (DWR) treatment, said to be suitable for all fibre types. The company’s new PhoboTex R-ACE solution is said to meet current and upcoming industry…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Bluesign co-develops sustainable chemistry index Premium Article

    ST. GALLEN – Bluesign has teamed up with Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI), an alliance of companies in the field, to develop a new index which will highlight the credentials of formulations used across the sector. The…
  • Tuesday, 21 June 2022

    Spinnova teams up with ‘sustainable’ dyeing firm

    JYVÄSKYLÄ – Fibre manufacturer Spinnova has teamed up with ‘sustainable’ dyeing specialist Imogo to adopt its resource-efficient textile treatment method. Imogo’s Dye-Max solution is said to cut water and energy consumption by 90 per cent compared…
  • Monday, 20 June 2022

    Garment worker study attracts £1.3m funding

    NOTTINGHAM - An academic at the University of Nottingham has been awarded almost £1.3 million (US$1.6m) to investigate the threats posed to female garment workers in global apparel supply chains. Dr Sabina Lawreniuk's four-year research project is…
  • Monday, 20 June 2022

    Activists question Boohoo on workers' pay

    LEICESTER - Campaigners have been putting pressure on fast fashion company Boohoo over the high salaries paid to executives in comparison with the wages historically earned by garment workers in the company's supply chain. Members of the Labour…
  • Monday, 20 June 2022

    HeiQ adopts Renewcell pulp for fibre production Premium Article

    ZURICH – Swiss textile innovator HeiQ has collaborated with recycling firm Renewcell to utilise its Circulose brand of recycled pulp in the manufacture of the former’s AeoniQ cellulose filament yarn. AeoniQ, first reported on in February after…
  • Monday, 20 June 2022

    AAFA urges SEC to delay climate risk rules Premium Article

    WASHINGTON DC - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is urging the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to give companies more time to meet new rules on disclosing climate change risks to investors. AAFA, which represents more…
  • Monday, 20 June 2022

    IFC plans €400 million commercial factory Premium Article

    KEMI – Finnish textile innovator Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) has outlined plans to establish a second commercial-scale factory in its homeland, which is expected to produce upwards of 30,000 tonnes of its proprietary material each year. An…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    ZDHC Foundation names top performing brands Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM – The ZDHC Foundation, which works towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, has launched a 'Detox Fashion Radar' to show the top performing fashion brands in terms of sustainable chemical management. It named H&M, Levi’s,…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    Kuraray invests in carbon negative materials Premium Article

    WEST SACRAMENTO – Specialty chemicals and fibres company Kuraray has forged an agreement with US innovator Origin Materials to purchase its carbon negative materials. Origin’s expertise lies in turning the carbon found in non-food biomass such as…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    Mamas & Papas launches take-back scheme Premium Article

    HUDDERSFIELD - Childrenswear brand Mamas & Papas is introducing clothing take-back scheme in partnership with global charity Oxfam in a bid to reduce the number of garments going to landfill. The retailer has also become a member of the Ethical…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    Lindex adopts Södra’s ‘sustainable’ fibre Premium Article

    GOTHENBURG – Swedish retailer Lindex has teamed up with native forestry group Södra to adopt its ‘sustainable’ cellulose-based fibre. Over recent years, Södra has scaled its production of fibre using wood cellulose and cotton waste – whilst…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    Record growth for BASF’s e3 cotton programme Premium Article

    NORTH CAROLINA – BASF’s e3 sustainable cotton programme has announced unprecedented growth after more than 900 growers registered cotton bales during the 2021 growing season - a 25 per cent increase on 2020. Growers who are part of the e3 programme…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    Norrøna defends 'illegal' use of Higg data Premium Article

    OSLO - Norwegian brand Norrøna has defended its use of Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) data to help consumers choose garments based on their environmental impact after it was declared illegal by consumer watchdogs. The Norwegian…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    H&M collection earns C2C gold Premium Article

    NEW YORK – A collection for newborn babies from Swedish fashion retailer H&M has achieved Cradle to Cradle certification at the gold level. It means the 12-piece collection surpassed the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute’s…
  • Friday, 17 June 2022

    European recycling project recruits new partner Premium Article

    NORMANDY – South Korean petrochemicals company SK Geo Centric (SKGC) has become an equal partner in a joint venture vying to establish PET recycling infrastructure in France. The company joins recycling innovator Loop Industries and environmental…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Good Earth Cotton programme expands to India Premium Article

    MOREE - Nearly 2,000 farms in India, the world's largest cotton growing country, have begun transitioning to the 'climate positive' Good Earth Cotton programme which was first established in Australia. Good Earth Cotton was pioneered by the Statham…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Tommy Hilfiger launches fashion rental trial Premium Article

    LONDON – Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger, of PVH Corp, has partnered with recommerce platform My Wardrobe HQ to trial a rental service across the UK. Launched for an initial six months, the service will cater to women who can rent clothing, footwear…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Higg data declared illegal on consumer labels Premium Article

    OSLO – The use of Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) data to help consumers choose garments based on their environmental impact has been declared illegal in Norway and - potentially - across Europe. The Norwegian Consumer Authority (NCA)…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Mulberry dives into rental on Hurr platform Premium Article

    LONDON – Luxury brand Mulberry has teamed up with circular fashion marketplace Hurr Collective to launch a rental service for its handbags. The London-based business says the new offering is an extension of its sustainability work, which already…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Platform to help brands meet new legislation Premium Article

    NEW YORK – Traceability solutions provider Sourcemap has launched a new platform to help US companies meet the requirements of the new Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) which comes into effect on 21st June. The legislation bans all imports…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Turkish garment workers 'earn poverty pay' Premium Article

    ISTANBUL - Turkish workers making garments for global brands - including Adidas, C&A, Hugo Boss, H&M, Zara owner Inditex, Levi’s, Marks & Spencer, Next, Nike and Primark - are earning only a quarter of the living wage, according to campaigners. The…
  • Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Spinnova adopts planning system amid growth Premium Article

    JYVÄSKYLÄ – Finnish textile innovator Spinnova has collaborated with supply chain solutions provider Fellowmind to integrate an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system within its operations. It comes ahead of the recycler’s move to its first…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Fashion company backs regenerative farming Premium Article

    LOS ANGELES - The Citizens of Humanity Group has established a US-based farming programme to encourage farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture methods to grow cotton for its brands. The first farm selected - Hardwick Planting Company in Louisiana…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Aussie project targets flystrike causing insects Premium Article

    KANGAROO ISLAND – Australian authorities are leading new trials through which sterile blowflies will be released onto a remote island off the country’s south coast in their droves with the view to eliminating the disease-ridden variety that causes…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Better Cotton publishes 2021 report Premium Article

    GENEVA – Sustainability initiative Better Cotton has published its 2021 annual report in which it reflects on the successes and challenges of the past 12 months. Notably, the organisation’s brand and retail partners sourced a record 2.5 million…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    SAC defends itself against media criticism Premium Article

    NEW YORK - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has responded to a highly critical article in the New York Times which accused the SAC's Higg Index of "strongly favouring" fossil fuel-based synthetic textiles over natural fibres. The influential…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Pangaia links up with biotech startup Spiber Premium Article

    NEW YORK - Materials science company and apparel brand Pangaia has linked up with Japanese biotechnology startup Spiber to create the first commercially available sweatshirt made with the latter's 'Brewed Protein' fibres. While fewer than 200 of the…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Lenzing joins safer chemistry initiative Premium Article

    LENZING – Austrian fibre producer Lenzing has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a global initiative established to promote safer chemistry. Lenzing becomes the 37th member of the framework and will be tasked with more closely engaging its…
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022

    Patagonia, HeiQ launch mint odour control Premium Article

    ZURICH - Swiss textile technology business HeiQ and outdoor apparel brand Patagonia have linked up to launch mint oil-based odour control for fabrics to reduce environmental impact. The two companies say that 'HeiQ Fresh MNT' is twice as effective…
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022

    Worn Again establishes Swiss recycling ecosystem Premium Article

    WINTERTHUR – Recycling innovator Worn Again Technologies has launched a new recycling network which it sees as a key milestone in the upscaling of its proprietary technology. The Swiss Textile Recycling Ecosystem is a network of industry…
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022

    H&M to phase out Treadler B2B service Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion giant H&M is to phase out its Treadler B2B service which was launched two years ago to allow rival companies to access its global supply chain. Back in 2020, H&M said that Treadler would enable other companies to benefit…
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022

    Traceability could save billions, Planet Tracker says Premium Article

    LONDON – A new report from the Planet Tracker think-tank suggests textile and apparel companies could be jeopardising their profitability by failing to better trace their supply chains. It suggests that companies without traceability systems are…
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022

    Euro-MPs accuse China of 'crimes against humanity' Premium Article

    STRASBOURG - The European Parliament has put further pressure on China over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region with a landslide vote stating that Beijing's actions amount to “crimes against humanity and serious risk of genocide”.…
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022

    Supima adopts TextileGenesis’ blockchain platform Premium Article

    TEMPE – Supima, the brand for American grown Pima cotton, has forged a strategic partnership with blockchain specialist TextileGenesis in a bid to establish greater supply chain transparency. The cotton body will leverage TextileGenesis’ Fibercoin…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Lenzing links up with protective clothing brand Premium Article

    LENZING / SPARTANBURG - Austrian fibre manufacturer Lenzing has linked up with protective workwear brand Westex in a deal aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the specialist field. Westex, which is owned by US manufacturer Milliken &…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Clarks joins Dotte Resale Collective Premium Article

    LONDON – Secondhand fashion marketplace Dotte has welcomed footwear brand Clarks to its ‘Resale Collective’. Clarks joins a growing number of brands to join the peer-to-peer resale marketplace, which includes the likes of Claude & Co, the Bright…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Finisterre raises £4.5m in crowdfunding round Premium Article

    ST AGNES – British surfwear brand Finisterre has raised more than £4.5 million (US$5.5m) - more than three times the target - in its second crowdfunding campaign. Finisterre had hoped to raise £1.5 million (US$1.8m) through the offer on the…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    UK backs circular economy programme with £80m Premium Article

    LONDON – The UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged £80 million (US$97.7m) in support of a new 10-year initiative which will look to foster a circular fashion ecosystem across the nation. Led by the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT),…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Cotton protocol approved as initiative standard Premium Article

    MEMPHIS – The US Cotton Trust Protocol has been approved as a standard for ‘sustainable’ cotton by Siegelklarheit, an initiative of the German federal government. It means members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) – a…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Leicester study spotlights worker demands Premium Article

    LEICESTER – A study into the lives and working conditions of Leicester’s garment workers has identified key areas that the sector can improve upon. Executed by the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab and Leicester’s De Montfort University – on…
  • Monday, 13 June 2022

    Commitment to Traceable Yarn UPW X Haelixa

    In 2021, UPW, a Hong Kong-based sustainable yarn manufacturing company, announced its pledge to trace its entire stock service yarn collection with the innovative Swiss-based traceability provider Haelixa. UPW’s Fall and Winter 2022 collection is…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    Coalition promotes circular policies in US textiles Premium Article

    NEW YORK – A new coalition comprising several circular solutions specialists has been launched in a bid to advance policy in the United States. Led by the Circular Services Group (CSG) and Resource Recycling Systems (RRS), the American Circular…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    Project recycles plastic waste into buttons Premium Article

    BENGALURU - A partnership funded by the H&M Foundation claims to have improved the lives of 20,000 waste pickers in India while recycling discarded plastic into millions of new buttons for the fashion industry. Saamuhika Shakti was launched two…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    Protesters target Missguided and administrators Premium Article

    LONDON/MANCHESTER - Campaigners are today staging protests calling for supply chain garment workers to be protected during the insolvency process of fast fashion brand Missguided. Activists from the Labour Behind the Label initiative are targeting…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    B-Corp Nudea offers recycling scheme for bras Premium Article

    LONDON – British B Corp-certified underwear brand Nudea has launched a recycling scheme to encourage its customers to recycle their old bras. Called 'Bra-cycle', it enables customers to send in old bras of any brand and condition in exchange for 20…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    M&S launches sustainability innovation challenge Premium Article

    LONDON – British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched its inaugural sustainability innovation challenge for start-ups, which will offer successful solution providers the opportunity to trial their offerings within M&S’ supply chain.…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    Microplastics found in fresh Antarctic snow Premium Article

    ANTARCTICA - Scientists have identified microplastics consistent with those shed by synthetic garments in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica for the first time. New Zealand researchers identified microplastics, which they say may have travelled up to…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    Cotton Trust Protocol streamlines grower enrolment Premium Article

    MEMPHIS – The US Cotton Trust Protocol has introduced a new streamlined grower enrolment process for native farmers in a bid to boost its network’s numbers and the volume of ‘sustainable’ cotton sold on the market. The organisation recently…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    TrusTrace launches Traceability Playbook Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – Supply chain solutions provider TrusTrace has launched an open source Traceability Playbook in collaboration with the Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good initiatives. The playbook aims to offer practical advice to fashion brands and…
  • Friday, 10 June 2022

    GFA, Textile Exchange join MacArthur Foundation network Premium Article

    COWES – Industry bodies Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) and Textiles Exchange (TE) are amongst the latest cohort of stakeholders to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) network. The foundation aligns stakeholders from across industry and supports…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Novozymes offers biopolishing for MMCF Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - Danish biological solutions provider Novozymes has launched a new product, Fiberlife, which it says will extend the lifespan of manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) including viscose, modal and lyocell. Fiberlife offers 'biopolishing' for…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Recover secures US$100m investment Premium Article

    MADRID – Spanish textile recycler Recover has secured US$100 million in minority equity capital investment, which is expected to significantly accelerate its scaling mission. The sustainable investment arm of Goldman Sachs, alongside majority…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Norwegian retailers disclose microplastics data Premium Article

    OSLO – Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner as well as Sport Holding, the owner of retailers Anton Sport and Intersport, have both revealed estimates of the microplastics shed from their clothing following a ruling in Norway. The move follows a…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Bundlee launches footwear rental service Premium Article

    LONDON – Childrenswear rental company Bundlee has partnered with fellow British brand Vivobarefoot to expand its services into footwear. Britons are said to purchase upwards of 80 million pairs of shoes each year for children, many of which – if not…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    ASOS announces partnership with Thrift+ Premium Article

    LONDON - Online fashion giant ASOS has announced a trial partnership with resale service Thrift+, as well as the launch of a new circular design collection of more than 40 products. The partnership with Thrift+ will enable ASOS customers to extend…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Ethical Trading Initiative suspends Missguided Premium Article

    MANCHESTER - Failed fast fashion brand Missguided is to be suspended by the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) which works with its member companies, trade unions and NGOs to make a positive difference to supply chain workers' lives. The initiative…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    SBTi approves Mango’s carbon targets Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Spanish fashion brand Mango has announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its carbon reduction targets, ensuring they align with the latest climate science and the Paris Climate Agreements 1.5oC warming…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Radici claims 70 per cent cut in emissions Premium Article

    BERGAMO - Italian chemicals and advanced textiles manufacturer, the Radici Group, claims to have reduced its overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70 per cent over the last decade. The company says it reduced GHG emissions from about 700,000…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Milliken kick-starts textile circularity trials Premium Article

    SPARTANBURG – US apparel manufacturer Milliken & Company has confirmed its participation in two commercial textile-to-textile recycling trials as part of the Accelerating Circularity initiative’s framework. The company will produce two garments –…
  • Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Säntis to co-develop tailored tracing solution Premium Article

    SINGAPORE – Fabric manufacturer Säntis Textiles has become a strategic development partner of traceability solutions provider FibreTrace, with the view to creating a unique identification solution for the former’s recycled RCO100 fibres and yarns.…
  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022

    New US$250M fund launched to tackle fashion emissions Premium Article

    SAN FRANCISCO – Not for profit organisation, the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), has announced the lead funders in a new US$250M ‘Fashion Climate Fund’. The backers include: Lululemon, H&M Group, H&M Foundation, and The Schmidt Family…
  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022

    Ralph Lauren pledges enhanced circularity at GFS Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK – Luxury fashion brand Ralph Lauren (RL) has announced its new initiative by which it will enable past and future RL products to live on responsibly by 2030. Unveiled during Global Fashion Agenda's Global Fashion Summit in…
  • Wednesday, 08 June 2022

    Shein launches charitable fund to aid Or Foundation Premium Article

    ACCRA – U.S./Ghana-based not-for-profit charity, The Or Foundation, and online retailer, SHEIN, have announced a multi-year agreement which will see the launch of Shein's Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Fund. The ERP Fund will help advance…
  • Tuesday, 07 June 2022

    Unifi intercepts ‘ocean-bound’ plastic Premium Article

    GREENSBORO – Polyester yarn supplier Unifi, Inc., says it will launch a new recycled product that’s made specifically from plastic waste collected from near waterways or within 50 kilometres of coastlines that are ‘at risk’ of entering the ocean.…
  • Tuesday, 07 June 2022

    Recycled fabric with 50% post-consumer cotton Premium Article

    SCHATTDORF – Swiss textile recycling business Texaid which sorts, resells and recycles post-consumer textiles has teamed up with Italian spinner Marchi & Fildi and Biella-based weaver Tessitura Casoni to develop a 100 per cent recycled textile made…
  • Tuesday, 07 June 2022

    Bestseller partners with Södra on circularity Premium Article

    Bestseller has launched the first clothing range to be made with Swedish wood pulp supplier Södra’s ‘OnceMore’ blend of ‘sustainably’ sourced raw materials and recycled textiles. The new range comprises of men’s summer shirts under the Jack &…
  • Monday, 06 June 2022

    Luxury groups unite on sustainable goals Premium Article

    GENEVA – The Aura Blockchain Consortium (AB Consortium), founded by luxury group LVMH, alongside the Prada Group and a number of other high-profile brands from various business segments, is joining the Sustainable Markets Initiative Fashion Task…
  • Monday, 06 June 2022

    BGMEA courts Germany with sustainability commitment Premium Article

    BERLIN - The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has reiterated its commitment to enhance safety and promote its members’ ethical approach to apparel sourcing as it seeks to cement supply chain cooperation with Germany.
  • Monday, 06 June 2022

    New GFA report aims to 'guide fashion leaders' Premium Article

    COPENHAGEN - The Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) initiative has today released a new report, in partnership with more than 30 industry bodies, which aims to "guide fashion leaders towards a net positive industry". The GFA Monitor was created in…
  • Thursday, 02 June 2022

    Norway demands retail data on microplastics Premium Article

    OSLO – A complaint from a private citizen to the Norwegian authorities related to the country’s existing environmental laws, will force apparel retailers to reveal the total emissions of microplastics that result from the sale of their products in…
  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    H&M reveals Higg module scores Premium Article

    STOCKHOLM – For the first time, H&M has publicly disclosed its Higg Index scores for the Higg Brand and Retail Module (BRM), which it says allows it to assess and communicate its annual social and environmental performance at the corporate level.…
  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    New phase in microfibre shedding action announced Premium Article

    AMSTERDAM - The ZDHC Foundation (ZDHC) and The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) have unveiled details of the next stage of a major initiative to address the issue of microfibres in textile manufacturing wastewater. Following the release of ‘Control of…
  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    Biotech start-up raises $4.1M funding for textile alternatives Premium Article

    LONDON – A biomaterial start-up has raised $4.1M in seed funding to accelerate development of its proprietary microbial textile platform which is aimed at providing the fashion industry with regenerative materials that can help reduce harmful…
  • Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    Ellen Macarthur Foundation launches sustainable fashion awards Premium Article

    MILAN - The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has partnered with Italian non-profit organisation, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), to launch a new set of awards aimed at bringing circular design for fashion to the top of the Italian fashion…
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