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  • India manufacturers see coronavirus as catalyst for good July 3, 2020 12:08 pm
    Sustainability, innovation and digitalisation are all seen as key to helping the Indian textile and clothing industry build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Asian manufacturing hub could also benefit from its indigenous environmentally friendly processes and models of textile production, executives believe.
  • New initiative to improve textile wastewater management July 3, 2020 2:47 pm
    German fashion retailers and brands including Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd, Brands Fashion, KiK and Takko Fashion have joined a two-year initiative to improve wastewater management in the textile supply chain.
  • UK retailers collaborate on climate change roadmap July 3, 2020 9:53 am
    Marks & Spencer, Missguided and Next are among 20 UK retailers that have joined a new commitment to tackle the causes of climate change - including their supply chains - to try to accelerate progress to a Net Zero UK ahead of the government's 2050 target.
  • Organisers revise plans for Copenhagen Fashion Summit July 3, 2020 11:30 am
    The organisers of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit have cancelled the physical event amid the challenges and uncertainty imposed by Covid-19, and will instead host a new digital concept. 
  • Top stories this week on just-style... July 3, 2020 9:36 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why digital trade shows are unlikely to replace physical shows post-pandemic, why manufactures are confident of a return to 'business as usual' by autumn, and the potential loss of 25,000 apparel industry jobs in El Salvador this year.
  • Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages - Update July 3, 2020 9:30 am
    Eurofins Softlines & Leather, Epic Ethiopia, and Ciel Textile are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 
  • Covid safety hub launched for Bangladesh RMG sector July 2, 2020 10:29 am
    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has partnered with the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (BGMEA) and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters' Association (BKMEA) to launch a virtual training package aimed at preparing and maintaining safer working conditions for garment workers in the South Asian country both during and post-pandemic.
  • Leicester clothing suppliers in spotlight for lockdown breaches July 1, 2020 2:27 pm
    Reports have emerged of "shocking" working conditions at clothing factories in the UK city of Leicester, which are said to have continued to operate at full capacity during lockdown primarily to sustain orders from their biggest customer, Boohoo.
  • Cambodia reiterates call for EU review on trade benefit withdrawal July 1, 2020 12:31 pm
    A coalition of Cambodian clothing and footwear industry representatives has again urged the EU Commission to reconsider a decision to withdraw the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme.
  • More work required to scale preferred fibre growth July 1, 2020 11:10 am
    The market for preferred fibres and materials continues to expand, with growth in most areas but not at the speed and scale required, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report shows.
  • International Apparel Federation to tackle fashion's carbon footprint July 1, 2020 10:21 am
    The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has launched a new initiative to help support the global fashion industry in reducing the carbon footprint of its logistics operations.
  • UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action - Signatories so far July 1, 2020 11:31 am
    The UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UN Fashion Charter) is an industry-wide initiative to collectively addressing the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain. Signatories commit to reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions through their global supply chains by 30% by 2030, and to not installing new sources of coal-fired heat or power generation in tier 1 and tier 2 factories and mills by 2025.
  • Kering sets out biodiversity commitments for supply chain July 1, 2020 10:08 am
    French luxury goods group Kering has laid out a set of commitments to minimise biodiversity across its global supply chains and create net positive conservation.
  • H&M 'pre-loved' clothing shop debuts in Germany July 1, 2020 11:54 am
    Swedish retailer H&M has taken its online second-hand clothing shop Sellpy to Germany as consumers express a stronger desire for sustainable fashion consumption.
  • Garment makers confident of 'business-as-usual' by autumn June 30, 2020 12:35 pm
    Consumers will be unlikely to prioritise clothes shopping in the near-term as nations emerge from the coronavirus pandemic - but suppliers are confident it should be business as usual by autumn.
  • Apparel companies latest to join ad boycott of Facebook June 30, 2020 11:52 am
    Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia is the latest to join a growing number of companies boycotting Facebook due to the slow reaction of the social media giant in halting the promotion of hate speech on its platform.
  • 40% jump in brands sourcing Better Cotton in 2019 June 30, 2020 11:35 am
    Retailers and brands affiliated with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) sourced 1.5m metric tonnes of Better Cotton by the end of 2019, a 40% jump on the previous year.
  • Teijin develops high-stretch sustainable eco-hybrid fibre June 30, 2020 9:33 am
    Teijin Frontier, the fibres and products converting company of Teijin Group, has developed a new high-stretch eco-hybrid fibre made with plant-derived and recycled materials.
  • FibreTrace, LWB partner on textile traceability project June 29, 2020 12:26 pm
    Traceability technology company FibreTrace and luminescent materials specialist Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH (LWB) have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at spearheading textile traceability.
  • Fashion brands found to be lagging on animal welfare June 26, 2020 12:33 pm
    A study of 77 leading Australian and global brands has found that many lack an awareness of animal welfare issues found in common textile supply chains and don't have policies in place to help safeguard animals.

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