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  • EU companies not meeting sustainability disclosure requirements February 24, 2020 11:24 am
    European companies, including apparel firms, have been slammed for not disclosing enough about climate change and other sustainability issues such as human rights, in a new report published by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency.
  • APR opens Indonesia's largest rayon facility February 24, 2020 10:12 am
    Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has opened what it claims is Indonesia's largest integrated rayon facility - a move that will help support the development of a national textile industry and help the country reduce its dependency on imported materials.
  • H&M Conscious collection to feature Circulose February 24, 2020 12:39 pm
    Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is to launch the first collection featuring the newly-patented material Circulose.
  • SupplyCompass launches full-service platform February 21, 2020 4:04 pm
    Online sourcing startup SupplyCompass has launched a new full-service platform to help fashion brands to design, develop and produce collections more quickly and efficiently.
  • Laudes Foundation backs new Textile Tracker tool February 21, 2020 1:21 pm
    A grant from the recently launched Laudes Foundation will help non-profit financial think tank Planet Tracker to undertake a detailed analysis of the textile industry and identify potential financial risks for investors.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... February 21, 2020 9:40 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China's clothing and textile makers are struggling to get back on track amid the continuing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic; why blockchain can help fashion brands enhance transparency; and Cambodia has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit.
  • Stahl leather products get Level 3 ZDHC Gateway certification February 21, 2020 12:31 pm
    Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has achieved the highest level of ZDHC Gateway compliance for its wet-end and leather finishing products.
  • Gap partners with ThredUp in resale drive February 21, 2020 12:06 pm
    US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc is stepping into the secondhand apparel market through a new partnership with online resale store ThredUp.
  • Canopy sets out new vision for viscose sourcing February 20, 2020 2:13 pm
    Not-for-profit environmental organisation Canopy has launched a 'Next Generation Vision' for viscose to support the investment in, creation, trial, and purchase of rayon and viscose products made from low- impact alternative fibres.
  • Sasha Radovich named executive director of Fashion Positive February 20, 2020 9:09 am
    Circular fashion movement Fashion Positive has named former Gap Inc senior manager, Sasha Radovich, as its new executive director.
  • EU targets textile re-use, recycling in "Green Deal" February 19, 2020 10:48 am
    Textile reuse and recycling will be a priority under a new plan from the EU, which aims to halve waste by 2030.
  • VF Corp offers notes to fund sustainability projects February 19, 2020 10:46 am
    Apparel giant VF Corp is offering EUR500m (US$540m) in unsecured notes to investors, with plans to use the proceeds to fund a number of sustainability projects.
  • Kingpins Transformers becomes Transformers Foundation February 19, 2020 10:08 am
    Denim conference Kingpins Transformers has transitioned into Transformers Foundation, a non-profit entity focused on actively addressing and facilitating change in key areas of the denim supply chain.
  • Adidas tops sustainable cotton sourcing ranking February 19, 2020 10:13 am
    German sportswear giant Adidas has topped the 2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking, with H&M taking the third spot in the assessment of companies that use a significant amount of cotton.
  • Amann thread receives gold Cradle-to-Cradle certification February 19, 2020 9:31 am
    Thread manufacturer Amann Group has received gold-level certification for its Amann Lifecycle TN technological cycle thread from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
  • How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  February 18, 2020 3:16 pm
    Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company - as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.
  • Gujarat factory fire leads to call for preventative safety measures February 18, 2020 10:27 am
    The fire at a denim manufacturing facility in Gujarat earlier this month that resulted in seven deaths has led to calls for concerted preventive safety measures throughout India's garment industry.
  • Global Natural Fur Strategy offers "industry direction" February 18, 2020 2:13 pm
    A global fur strategy has launched aimed at offering the industry and wider supply chain "clearer direction" when it comes to animal welfare and environmental protection and will include the roll-out of a global welfare certification and traceability scheme.
  • Belgium to host next IAF World Fashion Convention February 18, 2020 11:11 am
    Plans for the upcoming IAF World Fashion Convention are starting to take shape, with this year's event due to take place in Belgium and address the theme 'Transition in the Global Fashion System.'
  • France "mulls" system that scores how green a garment is February 18, 2020 10:03 am
    France is reportedly mulling the introduction of a scoring system for clothing that will demonstrate how environmentally friendly a garment is.