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  • M&S adds viscose to interactive supplier map December 6, 2019 4:19 pm
    Retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has added man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCF) to the list of raw materials that appears on its interactive supplier map.
  • SMART Textile & Garments project begins in Myanmar December 6, 2019 2:07 pm
    The EU funded SMART Myanmar project is moving into its third phase under the new name SMART Textiles & Garments, and will be supported by international retailers including H&M, Bestseller and C&A looking to boost performance within their Myanmar supply chains.
  • VF Corp eyes 30% in supply chain carbon emissions by 2030 December 6, 2019 9:02 am
    Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has set new targets to slash its carbon emissions over the next decade, including a 30% absolute reduction of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions focusing on farm-to-retail materials, sourcing operations and logistics.
  • British Fashion Council honours fashion charter brands December 6, 2019 10:10 am
    Adidas, Burberry, and Gap Inc are among the founding signatories of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action that have been honoured at The British Fashion Council's 2019 Fashion Awards for their leadership in addressing climate change.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... December 6, 2019 8:43 am
    Top stories this week on just-style see the Chinese government increase efforts to boost investment in the textile industries of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries, a new five-year plan from Guess that includes moving production out of China to mitigate China tariffs, and J.Crew has agreed terms for the spinoff and initial public offering (IPO) of its Madewell brand. 
  • Cone Denim expands Jeanologia technology lineup December 6, 2019 9:45 am
    US-based Cone Denim is expanding its capabilities with the installation of new Jeanologia finishing technology to boost its production of sustainable and eco-responsible denim.
  • Kingpins lists top 10 sustainable products for s/s 2021 December 5, 2019 12:25 pm
    Denim trade show Kingpins has revealed the second instalment of its 'Most Sustainable Products' (MSP) list, with the top ten items for the spring/summer 2021 season including a collection of hemp-blend denim fabrics and a new platform to help identify options for biodegradable/compostable ingredients.
  • Reebok reveals first plant-based performance running shoe December 5, 2019 10:22 am
    Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled its first plant-based performance running shoe, made with materials derived from castor beans, algae, eucalyptus trees and natural rubber.
  • Teijin Frontier develops tear-resistant sportswear fabric December 5, 2019 10:00 am
    Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting business of Japanese conglomerate Teijin Group, has launched a lightweight, tear and abrasion-resistant, flat-surfaced fabric that it says is ideal for sports and outdoor wear.
  • Conscious Fashion Campaign aims to bridge SDGs gap December 4, 2019 3:22 pm
    An initiative to help fashion firms better understand the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to integrate them into their business models has been launched following a one-year pilot phase.
  • Bangladesh court rejects Nirapon bid to overturn ban December 4, 2019 11:12 am
    Bangladesh's Supreme Court has reportedly rejected an appeal to overturn a ban on the inspection and training activities of Nirapon, the country's newest safety monitoring initiative, which it imposed last month.
  • Lenzing makes Tencel with post-consumer cotton waste December 4, 2019 11:32 am
    Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has used its Refibra technology to produce its first scaled production of virgin Tencel lyocell fibres using post-consumer cotton waste as part of the recycled raw material proportion.
  • New brands and mills join Jeans Redesign guidelines December 3, 2019 3:29 pm
    Guess, Outland Denim, Artistic Miliners, Cone Denim, and Denim Expert are among the latest names to join the Jeans Redesign project launched earlier this year, and will be using its guidelines to make jeans that meet minimum requirements for durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability.
  • Tinctorium uses bacteria to produce sustainable indigo December 3, 2019 10:26 am
    US start-up Tinctorium is attempting to tackle the challenge of producing sustainable indigo dye for the denim industry with the use of bio-engineered bacteria.
  • Cotton innovation challenge seeks sustainable ideas December 3, 2019 9:31 am
    A new initiative has been launched to find innovative ideas and solutions to improve global sustainable cotton farming practices around the world.
  • Children's rights risks in supply chains outpace progress December 2, 2019 12:31 pm
    Companies worldwide are making positive changes to protect children's rights in their supply chains, a new study has found, but the pace needs to significantly accelerate as risks continue to outpace progress.
  • Traceability remains a critical need for cotton industry December 2, 2019 11:50 am
    Traceability remains top of mind in the cotton sector as consumers continue to demand information on the origin and history of products  - but the ability to identify the source of cotton and verify its path through the supply chain remains a challenge, an industry group has heard.
  • More calls for EU law on human rights in supply chains December 2, 2019 11:06 am
    Over 100 civil society organisation and trade unions are backing calls for the European Union (EU) to develop effective legislation to tackle human rights and environmental abuses in company supply chains.
  • New Zealand and India institutes in circular fashion research December 2, 2019 9:57 am
    New Zealand's Massey University has teamed up with India's National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to develop concepts for innovative circular solutions for fashion design and production.
  • South Asia innovators pitch to Fashion for Good November 29, 2019 2:36 pm
    Innovations ranging from blockchain traceability solutions to using machine learning to reduce waste in the production and fitting stage of the supply chain, were among those pitched at the first Innovation Day held by Fashion for Good in South Asia.