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  • What the US ban on Xinjiang cotton means for apparel January 15, 2021 3:10 pm
    The US this week stepped up its efforts to crack down on forced labour in supply chains with a sweeping regional ban on the import of cotton products from China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The move looks set to accelerate the industry sourcing shift away from China - could prompt a surge in the adoption of alternative fibres - just-style has been told.
  • New Leciester hub to help bridge fashion skills gap January 15, 2021 3:39 pm
    A new UK project to deliver apprenticeships and accredited training for the textiles and fashion industry is set to be launched in Leicester.
  • JCPenney to improve impact of wet processing activities January 15, 2021 10:17 am
    JCPenney has partnered with the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii) to improve its supply chain sustainability performance related to energy, water, and chemicals in 2021 and beyond.
  • First Latin America mills sign up to Cotton Trust Protocol January 15, 2021 9:05 am
    The first Latin America-based companies - including Cone Mills and Central America Spinning Works - have joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol, marking another step towards a transparent textile supply chain for brands working to source more sustainably grown cotton.
  • Sustainable fashion design award now open for entries January 15, 2021 8:45 am
    What is thought to be the world's largest sustainable fashion design competition is getting underway again, with prizes including US$10,000 in development funding, and bespoke mentorships with world-renowned sustainable fashion experts. 
  • Top stories this week on just-style... January 15, 2021 8:44 am
    Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on apparel industry challenges and opportunities in 2021, and a look at four major changes manufacturers must make to ensure they survive and thrive after Covid-19. Elsewhere, VF Corp is rejigging its Asian sourcing operations, concerns continue to mount over potential Vietnam tariffs, and Marks & Spencer buys the Jaeger fashion brand out of administration.
  • Outlook 2021 - Apparel industry challenges and opportunities January 14, 2021 2:17 pm
    2021 should be a year of winners and losers. The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic means there will be continued volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, with fewer retail brands, stores and malls. The winners will be those companies that communicate purpose, deliver new value, and adapt to this new normal, according to executives consulted by just-style.
  • Boohoo Group remains unfazed by Covid-19 - What the analysts say January 14, 2021 12:38 pm
    Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year after posting a 40% sales hike for the four months to the end of December. Analysts note the fast fashion retailer has benefitted from further non-essential store closures in the UK which have renewed the shift of shopping online and hail its agility in pivoting away from partywear to the more resilient categories of athleisure and loungewear.
  • Boohoo ups FY guidance on peak trading sales surge January 14, 2021 11:30 am
    UK online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group has raised its revenue guidance for the full year on the back of strong peak trading which lead to a 40% rise in group sales for the four months to the end of December. 
  • ZDHC position paper outlines air emissions targets January 14, 2021 10:42 am
    The ZDHC Foundation has broadened its scope of work to address the management of air emissions within the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry.
  • UK apparel sector to benefit from new sustainability fund January 14, 2021 10:27 am
    The UK apparel sector is one of a number of industries set to benefit from a new specialist sustainability Enterprise Investment Scheme fund, set up by investment firm OnePlanetCapital.
  • Teijin introduces carbon pricing system for capital investments January 14, 2021 10:15 am
    Polyester fibres and products producer Teijin Limited has introduced an internal carbon pricing (ICP) system for capital investment plans throughout the group.
  • UK government takes tougher stance on Xinjiang January 13, 2021 12:58 pm
    The UK government has announced tougher restrictions for companies to prevent goods linked to China's Xinjiang region from entering the supply chain.
  • Kelheim first viscose manufacturer to gain EMAS certification January 13, 2021 9:28 am
    Germany's Kelheim Fibres has become the first viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide to receive Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.
  • Cone Denim completes first Oritain traceability audit January 13, 2021 9:10 am
    US-based Cone Denim has completed its first Verification of Origin audit through supply chain traceability specialist Oritain as it looks to improve transparency.
  • Lycra Co achieves gold C2C certification for fibre products January 12, 2021 1:45 pm
    Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company has achieved Gold Level Material Health Certificates for 25 of its namesake fiber products through the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. 
  • Four more Eurofins labs approved by ZDHC January 12, 2021 1:21 pm
    Testing firm Eurofins Softlines and Leather has had a further four of its laboratories approved under the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme to conduct ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) V2.0 Level 1, 2 and 3 Conformance for buyers and suppliers worldwide.
  • Birla Cellulose and Nanollose team up on high tenacity lyocell January 12, 2021 9:21 am
    Manmade cellulosic fibre producer Birla Cellulose, a unit of India's Grasim Industries, has filed a joint patent application with Australian biotechnology company Nanollose for a high tenacity lyocell fibre made from bacterial cellulose.
  • Spinnova and Eastman latest ZDHC contributors January 12, 2021 9:18 am
    Finnish sustainable fibre producer Spinnova and specialty materials maker Eastman are among the latest to join the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as contributors.
  • Ricoh and Farbenpunkt team up on new textile ink January 12, 2021 12:38 pm
    Digital textile printing specialist Ricoh is collaborating with Farbenpunkt to bring its new environmentally responsible textile ink to a wider audience.

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