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  • C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings June 23, 2017 3:00 pm
    Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it looks to achieve great transparency and build capacity for change.
  • Cone Denim launches sustainable stretch yarn technology June 23, 2017 1:49 pm
    US textile major Cone Denim is bringing sustainability to stretch with the launch of a new dual-core stretch yarn technology to mark the tenth anniversary of S Gene, and its commitment to developing denims using 100% recycled polyester content.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... June 23, 2017 10:35 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.
  • 25% of viscose supply chain audited as forest-friendly June 22, 2017 1:05 pm
    Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.
  • Burberry Foundation grant to develop sustainable materials June 22, 2017 11:20 am
    UK luxury fashion group Burberry has partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) on a new research group designed to develop more sustainable materials, transform consumer experience and advance manufacturing, in line with Burberry's new five-year responsibility agenda.
  • Cofra Group names Caparros as C&A Europe CEO June 22, 2017 10:56 am
    C&A owner The Cofra Group has named Alain Caparros as CEO of its C&A Europe retail business, as part of a bid to further accelerate its transformation.
  • Yoox Net-a-Porter bans angora across all platforms June 21, 2017 2:54 pm
    Luxury fashion e-commerce store Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) has committed to ending the sale of angora across all its platforms.
  • Global news roundup June 21, 2017 12:42 pm
    The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
  • The world's 10 worst countries for workers June 20, 2017 1:31 pm
    An annual survey of violations of human and trade union rights ranks key apparel-producing nations including Bangladesh, Egypt, Guatemala and Turkey among the ten worst countries in the world for working people.
  • Netherlands and Italy sign garment industry MoU June 20, 2017 2:09 pm
    MODINT, the Dutch Trade Association for Fashion, Interior and Textiles, has signed an MoU with Italy aimed at improving cooperation on sustainability and ethics in the garment and textile supply chain.
  • Archroma sustainable dyes receive industry recognition June 20, 2017 11:56 am
    Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has revealed its EarthColors dyestuff range has been named the Gold Winner in the sustainable innovations category at the OutDoor Industry Award 2017.
  • Denim North America develops biodegradable performance denim June 20, 2017 10:15 am
    Denim North America (DNA), a privately held denim company based in Columbus, Georgia, has developed a biodegradable performance denim it claims is the "first of its kind" for the denim industry.
  • Outdoor clothing firm Vaude to launch PFC-free line June 20, 2017 9:00 am
    Mountain sports and cycling outfitter Vaude is to launch its entire range PFC-free for the next spring/summer season, with almost all bearing the company's sustainable Green Shape Label.
  • TJ Maxx sourcing raises labour practice questions June 19, 2017 2:34 pm
    Discount US department store retailer TJ Maxx could be buying its clothes from manufacturers that pay their employees as little as US$4 an hour, it is understood.
  • Online course aims to "lift lid" on fashion transparency June 19, 2017 12:36 pm
    A free online course is set to launch next week with the aim of teaching consumers who makes their clothes, how, and "at what cost".
  • ILO sets out action points for Bangladesh on labour law June 16, 2017 3:01 pm
    The Government of Bangladesh must ensure the country's Labour Act is brought into line with ILO's conventions, that it continues to investigate all acts of anti-union discrimination, and that applications for union registration are acted upon, the International Labour Organization has said following its annual review.
  • Collaboration key to circular textile economy in Europe June 16, 2017 2:05 pm
    Closing the loop in European textile and apparel manufacturing will require collaboration, a change in mind-set, and more investment according to a recent sustainability event.
  • Mill fire renews calls for Bangladesh Accord extension June 16, 2017 11:24 am
    A fire that broke out at a Bangladesh textile mill earlier this month injuring 21 workers has reaffirmed the need for the Accord on Fire and Building Safety to be extended and expanded when its term ends, a labour rights group has said.
  • Factory owner files charges against unionising workers June 16, 2017 1:22 pm
    Employers at Bangladesh-based Azim Group's Orchid and Savar garment factories in Chittagong have filed criminal charges against 61 workers that were reportedly attacked last month on-site for attempting to form a union.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... June 16, 2017 9:40 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the potential impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on textile and apparel trade, why the number of "distressed retailers" in the US is set to continue growing, and how moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains are positioning them for more full-price selling and reduced input costs.

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