The European Commission has identified US$20bn worth of US imports on which it could impose additional tariffs in a tit-for-tat reaction to proposed measures outlined by Washington earlier this month - but while handbags and cotton are listed, other textiles and clothing are not.
Despite claims by the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) that its member companies are "well on the way to meeting sustainability targets," two worker rights groups say the initiative is making too little progress on its goal of supply chain transparency.
Adidas has launched a 100% recyclable performance running shoe called the Futurecraft.Loop, which is made without glue and from materials that can be broken down and reused to create a brand new running shoe.
A company that produces sustainable textile fibres made from waste materials has raised EUR3.7m (US$4.2m) in funding from investors, including global fashion retailer H&M, to scale up production at its plant in Finland.
US fabric maker Polartec is building on its partnership with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, to bring the first materials made from recombinant spider silk to the performance apparel market.
US-based jeans brand Wrangler is making a major move to tackle sustainability with a new Made-in-USA denim collection that supports five US cotton-growing states - and takes the brand towards 100% sustainable cotton adoption by 2025.
Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how clothing manufacturers in El Salvador are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, a new report has called for bold policies to foster the move to a circular fashion economy, HanesBrands has confirmed it is to close its sock manufacturing plant in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and Berghaus is making a major investment in its product and innovation team to boost speed to market.
The Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation (ADIF) is the latest organisation to commit to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group as a contributor, with the move expected to "significantly" accelerate sustainable chemical management uptake across the Asia region.