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  • How technology is helping to build supply chain trust October 19, 2018 12:39 pm
    New tools and technologies are helping the apparel industry to build smarter, transparent - and more trusted - supply chains. Executives from Hugo Boss and Mango were among speakers at last week's IAF World Fashion Convention sharing their experiences.
  • Steps to elevate women to top supply chain roles October 19, 2018 10:47 am
    An industry-wide organisation for senior-level women in the supply chain field has a released a 16-point agenda to help women progress to top levels of leadership in the profession.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... October 19, 2018 10:50 am
    Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.
  • Wrangler to fund sustainable cotton programme for farmers October 19, 2018 11:43 am
    US jeans brand Wrangler has committed to a demonstration farm training programme to support cotton farmers dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture practices.
  • Protests expected as Haiti workers reject new minimum wage October 18, 2018 8:53 am
    More than 52,000 Haitian garment sector workers are likely to be demonstrating on the streets of the island's capital city, Port-au-Prince, next week after trade union representatives rejected an increase in the minimum wage proposed by the government.
  • US$30m funding to scale up "natural silk" coating October 18, 2018 2:27 pm
    A Massachusetts, US-based natural chemistry company has closed a $30m investment round that will be used to scale up production of its Liquid Silk product, which replaces synthetic finishing chemicals.
  • Kids clothing under scrutiny in Sainsbury's-Asda merger inquiry October 18, 2018 10:33 am
    Children's clothing is among the key areas to be considered by UK Government watchdog CMA in its in-depth investigation into the proposed merger between supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's.ury's.
  • Dozens of garment workers injured in Myanmar protests October 18, 2018 1:51 pm
    Dozens of garment workers are understood to have been injured while protesting outside a factory in Yangon earlier this week.
  • Buyer sought for Made-By as it enters liquidation October 18, 2018 12:19 pm
    A buyer is being sought for the intellectual property assets of non-profit Made-By UK Ltd, which entered into liquidation last week.ek.
  • Series of events to explore fashion's impact on ecosystems October 18, 2018 2:41 pm
    Environmental not-for-profit Canopy, in partnership with The Environmental Funders Network, conservation charity Synchronicity Earth, and The Sustainable Angle, has launched a series of events that aim to highlight the threat the fashion industry poses to ecosystems and species.
  • Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery October 17, 2018 11:52 am
    Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.
  • Dutch investors push for living wage in garment supply chains October 17, 2018 10:31 am
    Eight Dutch financial institutions managing assets worth a combined EUR725bn (US$836) have launched a coalition to campaign for fairer wages in the garment industry.
  • Adidas recalls kids' swimwear over safety risk October 17, 2018 12:09 pm
    German sportswear company Adidas has announced a voluntary recall of children's swimwear products of the Infinitex 3-Stripe range due to a potential safety risk.
  • Apparel production increasingly returning to Europe October 16, 2018 12:22 pm
    "Made in China" has been a label found sewn into many articles of clothing in the western world for many years - but that's about to change, new research suggests.
  • Companies urged to embed #MeToo into supply chains October 16, 2018 12:17 pm
    The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is urging companies to embed the #MeToo movement into their supply chains, particularly in the lower tiers, to help address gender inequality and discrimination against women workers.
  • H&M hits back at new claims it destroys unsold clothes October 15, 2018 10:35 am
    Swedish apparel retailer H&M insists it only burns stock that breaks its "chemical restrictions," after a group of German investigative reporters alleged it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing."
  • Pioneering partnership on traceable organic cotton for Kering October 15, 2018 2:11 pm
    Italian textile maker Albini Group has partnered with scientific traceability company Oritain to produce what it claims is the first 100% traceable Supima organic cotton, which will be used in collections from global luxury group Kering, owner of brands including Gucci, YSL, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.
  • UK firm develops biodegradable glitter for fashion October 15, 2018 9:36 am
    A UK-based supplier of metal powders and glitters has developed what it claims is the world's first biodegradable glitter for the fashion industry, made primarily from Eucalyptus trees.
  • Call for UK fast fashion inquiry to focus on legislation October 12, 2018 11:18 am
    As the UK Government launches an inquiry into the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, a business network has called for consideration to be placed on volume, collaboration support for best practice initiatives, and legislation and incentives.
  • Huntsman, Chemours expand DWR repellent alliance October 12, 2018 10:24 am
    Huntsman Textile Effects and chemicals firm Chemours Company have expanded their long-term alliance in the area of durable water repellence (DWR) to include non-fluorinated, sustainable alternatives.

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