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  • 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.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... October 12, 2018 9:56 am
    Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Gap's brands are able to significantly cut down on lead times, what 'see now, buy now' means for the supply chain, Pakistan leads August growth in US apparel imports, and another three parks dedicated to textile and garment production are to be opened in Ethiopia.
  • Fast Retailing insists "acted lawfully" in Indonesia as worker mistreatment claims linger October 11, 2018 11:14 am
    Fast Retailing - owner of the Uniqlo brand - has insisted it "acted lawfully" throughout the process of the closure of its Indonesian supplier factory, as it continues to be bombarded with allegations of worker mistreatment and failure to compensate workers since the factory went bust in 2015.
  • Supply chain transparency index launches in Brazil October 11, 2018 12:14 pm
    Reinforcing its relevance as one of the major players in the industry, Brazil has become the first country to have a national edition of the Fashion Transparency Index published.
  • Far Eastern New Century develops polyester-recycling tool October 11, 2018 12:37 pm
    Taiwan-based textile supplier Far Eastern New Century (FENC) is to debut a chemical recycling product for textiles at the upcoming Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS).