Apparel label business ITL Intelligent Label Solutions has become the latest firm to set up premises in Ethiopia's Hawassa Industrial Park in a move it claims makes it the first global apparel label manufacturer to establish a factory in the country.
Dow, a subsidary of DowDuPont, is among a alliance of global companies that have today (16 January) launched a new organisation to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has released its negotiating objectives in 24 areas for a potential trade deal with the European Union, including plans to secure duty-free access for US textile and apparel products and improve competitive opportunities for the sector's exports.
Pakistan-based textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) has partnered with French textile machinery supplier Sedo Engineering to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process.
US children's apparel retailer Gymboree Group is said to be preparing to file for bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, in a move that would be its second bankruptcy filing in less than two years.
Sustainability is driving demand and customer loyalty, according to a new survey, with more than two-thirds of respondents saying they consider sustainability when making a purchase and are willing to pay extra for more eco-friendly products.
Struggling German fashion retailer Gerry Weber has adjusted its preliminary results for the financial year 2017/18 to reflect a EUR44.2m (US$m) impairment - the vast majority of which it says is related to its core Hallhuber brand.
US retail giant JC Penney has made a number of leadership changes, including the appointment of a chief transformation officer, less than a week after it announced the closure of three stores as part of an ongoing evaluation of its store portfolio under new CEO Jill Soltau.
Walmart is to open a new high-tech consolidation centre this summer in a move aimed at making its supply chain more efficient - with automated technology enabling the business to handle three times more volume and help deliver the right product to the right store.