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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Bestseller and Spinnova explore new fibre collaboration  (2020-09-24)
  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.
Fashion sees lasting e-commerce upside from pandemic  (2020-09-24)
  The global fashion and accessories industry was one of the winners in the shift to e-commerce due to the pandemic, new figures show.
Court rules Ali Enterprise fire arson  (2020-09-24)
  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 slumps in second-quarter  (2020-09-24)
  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).
DuPont and Eastman team on green fabric project  (2020-09-24)
  DuPont and Eastman have collaborated on a new sustainable fabric collection.
New initiative to cut energy use in Vietnam tier-1 suppliers  (2020-09-24)
  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).
Audit majors refuse to help firms with Xinjiang supply chain links?  (2020-09-24)
  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.
OESH Shoes develops 100% recyclable sole  (2020-09-23)
  US sustainable footwear company OESH Shoes has developed a 100% recyclable shoe sole using 3D printing and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials by Huntsman Textile Effects.
Huntsman advances sustainable polyester production  (2020-09-23)
  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.
India introduces three new labour codes  (2020-09-23)
  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.
Joules encouraged by Q1 sales beat  (2020-09-23)
  The board of British clothing retailer Joules says it is encouraged by the group's performance with sales ahead of expectations, despite an 18% decline on last year.
Kingpins online sourcing hub to launch next month  (2020-09-23)
  The organisers of the Kingpins Shows are gearing up to launch a centralised online sourcing hub for denim supply chain members, brands and denim buyers alike.
US Cotton Trust Protocol opens doors to growers  (2020-09-23)
  American cotton growers can now join the US Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of US cotton.
Pilot to probe hidden Bangladesh RMG supply chains  (2020-09-23)
  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. 
Congress approves ten-year renewal of CBTPA trade pact  (2020-09-23)
  The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed the passage of legislation this week that will extend the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).