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  • Wednesday, 14 February 2024

    VIDEO: Tracking garment worker abuses in Myanmar

    Three years since a military coup overthrew Myanmar's civilian government, fashion brands and retailers still source from the southeast Asian nation despite persistent evidence of flagrant worker rights violations. Despite many public statements…
  • Wednesday, 31 January 2024

    Fashion versus climate change: mitigation or adaptation?

    Predictions are particularly bleak in analysis from Cornell University's Global Labor Institute and asset management firm Schroders, forecasting that extreme weather events linked to climate change will cause transformative disruption to apparel…
  • Wednesday, 17 January 2024

    Fixing Fashion: Five years on

    Last decade, it was decided that the fashion industry and Britain's relationship with apparel consumption needed to be investigated by parliamentarians. An inquiry was established and formally began evidence gathering in the autumn of 2018, with MPs…
  • Wednesday, 10 January 2024

    Video: How Debrand is sorting textile waste

    As the textile industry prepares for incoming legislation regarding waste management, we took a moment to speak with Amelia Eleiter, who is the CEO and co-founder of Debrand, a Canada based textile waste sorter that specialises in matching brands…
  • Thursday, 21 December 2023

    A year in review 2023

    Season's Greetings to all our readers. As the year winds down we'd like to take the opportunity to look back and highlight some of the most significant stories that we published from each month of this year, including some comments from our…
  • Thursday, 07 December 2023

    Video: Labour behind the Label rallies in the UK

    Garment workers, trade unions and workers' rights campaigners recently staged a rally in Leicester, UK, in protest at job losses, factory closures and worker rights. The rally, held at the city's Spinney Hill Park, came about after local suppliers…
  • Friday, 17 November 2023

    Video: Q&A with Magnus Håkansson, acting CEO, Renewcell

    In October 2023, Swedish textile recycler Renewcell revealed that sales of its Circulose pulp were significantly lower than expected and that the company was set to miss its target of breaking even by the end of this year. Then, the company axed its…
  • Wednesday, 01 November 2023

    Video: Inditex signs €70m deal with recycled polyester innovator

    High street fashion giant Inditex, which owns brands including Zara and Bershka, has pledged €70 million over three years to buy a proprietary textile-to-textile recycled fibre from LA-based tech start-up Ambercycle. The deal will, it is hoped,…
  • Tuesday, 31 October 2023

    Video: Q&A With Emmanuel Ladent, CEO of Carbios

    CLERMONT-FERRAND - Biotech specialist Carbios has developed a fully integrated and automated system that transforms polyester waste from used garments or cutting scraps into raw materials suitable for depolymerisation using its enzymatic…
  • Monday, 16 October 2023

    Video: AI satellite project monitors Indian organic cotton

    An initiative led by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), working alongside the European Space Agency and artificial intelligence specialist Marple, is monitoring Indian organic cotton crops from space - and assessing the potential of this type…
  • Friday, 06 October 2023

    Video: Partnership seeks equitable, sustainable fashion supply chains

    What does a memorandum of understanding signed between the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and International Apparel Federation (IAF) mean for the industry at large? Matthijs Crietee, secretary general of the IAF, catches up with Ecotextile…
  • 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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