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  • Tuesday, 19 September 2023

    Video : Did brands support Turkish suppliers after earthquake?

    A devastating earthquake in Turkey earlier this year wreaked havoc and distress across an area in which an estimated 350,000 people work in fashion and textile supply chains. New analysis seeks to assess whether these workers have since been…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: Should QR codes replace clothing labels?

    A campaign has been launched to replace conventional clothing labels with digital alternatives such as QR codes. Stephen Lamar, president and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), explains why he believes this change is…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: Will rental fashion reduce aviation carbon emissions?

    Japan Airlines is offering its customers the opportunity to rent apparel rather than bring it in their luggage. The goal is the reduction of carbon emissions of planes weighed down with suitcases. Will consumers get on board with this new approach…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: One year for Australian fashion to back garment levy

    Australia’s environment minister Tanya Plibersek has given the nation’s fashion industry 12 months to commit to a voluntary four cent per garment levy or risk harsher government-imposed measures. Claire Kneller, managing director of WRAP Asia…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: EPR policy tackling fast fashion in California

    The State of California is seeking to blaze a trail for others to follow with landmark legislation on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for textiles. Senator Josh Newman, who introduced the SB 707 bill, explains how and why this directive came…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: Do more expensive clothes last longer?

    It’s easy to assume that buying the cheapest clothes will mean they are lower quality than pricier alternatives. But is this the case? Dr Mark Sumner tells us what he and his colleagues at the University of Leeds discovered by testing 65 garments to…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: Why cotton crops are being monitored from space

    The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has launched a multi-disciplinary project to monitor cotton crops from space. Jeffrey Thimm, who is managing the initiative, discusses why combining AI and satellite imagery can help verify organic…
  • Monday, 11 September 2023

    Video: Should fashion brands be using Turkmen cotton?

    A recent Cotton Campaign report has urged the fashion industry to shun cotton produced in Turkmenistan until human rights advances are made. Human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate Allison Gill shares her thoughts on why now is the time to act.…

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