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  • Made-By eyes collaborations to drive circular clothing vision July 27, 2017 12:05 pm
    European non-profit Made-By says it will be looking to enter into new collaborations this year as it continues on its mission to make sustainable fashion common practice.
  • Taiwan manufacturers reveal sustainable offerings July 27, 2017 10:19 am
    Fabric made from coffee oil, smart textiles measuring vital signs, and what is claimed to be the world's first PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) polyester filament were some of the products launched by Taiwan's leading textile manufacturers at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
  • Global news roundup July 26, 2017 11:49 am
    The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
  • Call for renewal of US cotton subsidy programme July 25, 2017 12:06 pm
    US cotton industry organisations and a bipartisan block of 135 Senators have written to President Donald Trump urging him to support an economic incentive programme put in place under the Obama administration to help cotton producers.
  • UK Government in fashion supply chain crackdown July 25, 2017 11:23 am
    The UK Government is to crack down on exploitation in the supply chains of large firms, with fashion retail one of the main industries being targeted.
  • Better Cotton membership jumped 40% last year July 25, 2017 2:24 pm
    The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says it continued to scale up and engage with more farmers globally last year, growing its membership by 40% in 2016 and generating a 28.5% rise in income.
  • International Trade Union Confederation welcomes new Accord July 24, 2017 2:36 pm
    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has welcomed the new and improved Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety that will run to 2021 and promises to offer new worker protections and ensure more factories are inspected and renovated.
  • Trade policy tops sourcing concerns for US fashion firms July 21, 2017 3:59 pm
    The impact of trade protectionism, increasing market competition from e-commerce, and supply chain risk are the top concerns for US fashion industry executives in 2017, a new survey has found, overtaking more traditional worries like cost. Other findings point to an emerging 'China plus Vietnam plus Many' sourcing model, and more weight given to social compliance and sustainability in sourcing decisions.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... July 21, 2017 10:05 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a report on the first garment training institute opening in Cambodia, Primark's recall of thousands of men's flip flops over cancer fears, key issues for textile and apparel supply chains amid the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, and ways to stay agile in an on-demand economy.
  • Indian leather producers face new regulatory threat July 20, 2017 12:16 pm
    Leather exporters in the north Indian production hub of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh are facing closure of their tanneries over environmental concerns - on top of existing challenges that include trying to overcome the shortage of raw hides and loss of business to Brazilian companies.
  • Solid, sustainable growth "key" to Inditex future July 19, 2017 9:52 am
    Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.
  • China notifies WTO on textile waste import ban July 19, 2017 2:36 pm
    China is understood to have notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) it will stop accepting shipments of rubbish such as waste plastic, paper and textile waste as part of a campaign against "foreign garbage".
  • Bangladesh exports see slowest growth for 15 years July 18, 2017 11:04 am
    Bangladesh exports have experienced the slowest growth in 15 years with garment exports up a mere 0.2% for the year ending June 2017, according to reports.
  • Fruit of the Loom joins The Sustainability Consortium July 18, 2017 10:07 am
    Athletic apparel and intimates manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as part of its commitment to help improve the environmental, social and economic performance of the textile value chain.
  • Radici Group pushes low environmental impact yarns July 18, 2017 10:56 am
    Italian yarn maker Radici Group has highlighted its commitment to low environmental impact yarns - including solution-dyed polyester, recycled polymer polyester and bio-based polyamide - but says one of the biggest challenges it will face in coming years is the complete recyclability of synthetic fibres.
  • Cambodia opens first garment training institute July 17, 2017 10:52 am
    The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has opened its first garment manufacturing training institute in the country in a bid to fill the industry's skills gap.
  • New sustainable material mimics qualities of spider silk July 17, 2017 10:51 am
    UK researchers have designed a durable and sustainable fibre that mimics the qualities of spider silk, is 'spun' from a material that is 98% water and could be developed to make textiles.
  • Global news roundup July 17, 2017 10:05 am
    The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
  • Tesco to list suppliers amid toxic-free clothing pledge July 14, 2017 11:29 am
    UK supermarket retailer Tesco has committed to immediately begin the process of eliminating hazardous chemicals from its clothing supply chain, as well as releasing a complete list of its suppliers.
  • A tale of three countries - Vietnam, India, Bangladesh July 14, 2017 10:40 am
    Things are no longer going well for Bangladesh when it comes to US garment imports, writes David Birnbaum, as he takes a closer look at why the country has been left behind as its competitors have moved forward.