Danish multi-brand retailer Bestseller is teaming up with Finnish fibre producer Spinnova on a joint product development initiative to determine which of the fashion company's ranges will best suit its new sustainable wood-based fibres.
A Pakistani court has ruled a garment factory fire in 2012 that killed more than 260 workers was in fact arson and not accidental as it sentenced two former political party activists to death for starting it.
World merchandise trade volumes slumped by 14.3% in the second quarter of the year, as Covid-19 containment measures affected economies around the world, according to new figures from the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Netherlands-based IDH-the Sustainable Trade Initiative has partnered with the Apparel Impact Institute to launch a programme in Vietnam aimed at reducing the negative impact of the apparel sector on the environment in line with the Paris Agreement and science-based targets (SBTs).
Five supply chain auditing giants have said they will not help companies vet their supply chains in China's Xinjiang regions due to the complexity of determining whether they are involved in forced labour of Uyghur Muslims.
Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects says mills that have adopted its all-in-one Eriopon E3-Save textile auxiliary for polyester processing have collectively saved more than 130m litres of water.
Three new labour codes introduced by India's union government at the weekend do little to extend any form of social protection to the vast majority of informal sector workers, an employment union has said.
GoodWeave International, a non-profit working to end child, forced and bonded labour in global supply chains, has launched a new project to provide marginalised apparel workers in Bangladesh with immediate Covid-19 relief and conduct research on the impact of the pandemic.