Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have committed to the to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.
Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
US department store retailer Target Corp has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for Generation Z - a demographic expected to become the largest consumer segment over the next few years - with two exclusive new clothing lines.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order against all cotton from Turkmenistan and all products produced in whole or in part with Turkmenistan cotton due to concerns it is being produced with forced labour.
Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.
As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.
A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.
A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan, including a GBP321m charge related to its store closure plan.