A UK research project, designed to tackle fast fashion by creating clothing with a purposeful second life, has led to the development of a sustainable apparel line with plants and seeds pressed inside the fabric that can be planted into the ground once the garments have reached the end-of-life phase.
Online fashion giant Asos has remained tight-lipped over the degree to which the recent fire at its distribution centre in Germany has impacted its ability to fulfill orders and whether repairs will delay development of the Eurohub site, as it revealed the incident affected GBP6.5m of stock.
The National Cotton Council (NCC) has become the latest US industry group to come out in favour of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after President Donald Trump last week announced plans to renegotiate and modernise the pact.
India's government is understood to have trimmed the country's textile and clothing export target to US$45bn for the current fiscal year, as Chinese demand for cotton and yarn has waned and demonetisation hit the sector.
The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) has partnered with a Swiss non-profit organisation as part of a bid to further support participating companies in their efforts to measure and mitigate carbon emissions in their supply chain.
Two initiatives aimed at improving working conditions in the garment industry are to collaborate in a bid to streamline aspects of their factory-level operations and offer new benefits to their respective business partners.
Quality control and supplier compliance specialist AsiaInspection is expanding its footprint in Latin America with the acquisition of Goal, the Mexican provider of pre-customs clearance inspections (PEO, or Previo en Origen) services.
Representatives of the EU, US, Canada, Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have recognised the progress made by Bangladesh in the third annual review of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact, but reaffirmed the need to ensure workers enjoy freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
An initiative which aims to change the way companies source garments to ensure higher wages can be paid, has been recognised by G20 Labour Ministers as an example of the essential role of social partners in reducing inequality, eliminating poverty wages and achieving sustainable wage growth.