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Sunday, April 21, 2019
just-style takes an Easter break  (2019-04-18)
  The just-style offices are now closed for the Easter weekend - so there will be no site updates or email newsletters until Tuesday 23 April.
Isko joins Textile Exchange to expand sustainability goals  (2019-04-18)
  Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has become a member of Textile Exchange, joining the not-for-profit's mission to develop more sustainable ways of textile production.
EU threatens new US tariffs in ongoing subsidy row  (2019-04-18)
  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.
Dutch sustainable garment group "making too little progress"  (2019-04-18)
  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 develops first fully recyclable performance footwear  (2019-04-18)
  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.
H&M invests in Finnish sustainable fibre producer   (2019-04-18)
  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.
Walmart pegs supplier finance to sustainability ratings  (2019-04-18)
  Retail giant Walmart is teaming up with international bank HSBC to rollout a sustainable supply chain finance programme that pegs a supplier's financing rate to its sustainability performance.
Rip Curl turns to cloud-based PLM platform for global collaboration  (2019-04-18)
  Surfing sportswear company Rip Curl will replace its legacy PLM system with a single collaborative platform to connect its global network and speed time to market.
Pratt Institute to close fashion and design accelerator  (2019-04-17)
  New York City-based higher education provider the Pratt Institute is to cease operations of its sustainability and technology in apparel research program the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.
Performance apparel market to get first spider silk fabrics  (2019-04-17)
  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.
How Wrangler is raising the bar on sustainable denim  (2019-04-17)
  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.
Thrakika quality drive sees ginned cotton levels fall in 2018  (2019-04-17)
  Greek cotton ginning mill Thrakika says a recent drive to increase production of higher quality cotton has led to a dip in output during 2018.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2019-04-17)
  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. 
Second Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on digitalisation  (2019-04-17)
  The future direction of the country's ready-made garment sector amid rapidly changing supply chain practices will be the focus of the second Bangladesh Fashionology summit taking place next month.
ZDHC teams up with Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation  (2019-04-17)
  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.