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- New project to improve work in Asia garment supply chains December 7, 2018 12:46 pmA new project is about to get off the ground to to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains.
- Absolute Denim switches production to aniline-free indigo December 7, 2018 11:45 amThailand's Absolute Denim is to become the first denim manufacturer to convert 100% of its production to an aniline-free indigo solution developed by colour and speciality textile chemicals provider Archroma.
- Top stories this week on just-style... December 7, 2018 9:32 amTop stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.
- Tyton BioSciences awarded for clean recycling technology December 7, 2018 9:10 amTyton BioSciences, a specialist in mixed-textile recycling technology, has received an award from Fashion Positive Plus in support of its work towards achieving Gold level Cradle to Cradle certification for its products.
- Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling - and it wants to share the data December 6, 2018 9:37 amGlobal sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design - and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.
- UK fast-fashion retailers asked to justify their low prices December 6, 2018 12:34 pmMaking the sums add up on ultra-cheap fast fashion was one of the lines of questioning pursued during a parliamentary hearing last week, with British lawmakers asking retailers how they can justify selling dresses and T-shirts for just a couple of pounds.
- Bestseller sets out "ambitious" sustainability strategy December 6, 2018 10:55 amDanish apparel company Bestseller has launched what, by its own admission, is an "ambitious" new strategy that aims to make sustainability central to its way of doing business, including a new innovation platform under which it plans to invest in low-impact materials, new supply chain technologies and new business models.
- Nike commits to help shape fashion sustainability agenda December 6, 2018 1:40 pmSporting giant Nike Inc has become a strategic partner to non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to set a common agenda and direction for focused industry efforts on sustainability in the sector.
- Maersk targets zero CO2 emissions for ships by 2050 December 6, 2018 10:14 amGlobal logistics giant AP Moller Maersk has set a target to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 and is calling for strong industry involvement.
- Swedish fashion firms join forces on climate action December 6, 2018 9:13 amSwedish fashion chains KappAhl, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Peak Performance have joined forces under the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), committing to reduce their climate impact by 30% by 2030.
- Circularity innovators get launch platform December 6, 2018 12:34 pmPioneering innovations aimed at engaging customers in the circular economy could be set to hit the market after circularity initiative The Launch announced the finalists for its annual innovators challenge.
- British MPs criticise "mountain of clothing waste" December 5, 2018 12:42 pmReducing waste, recycling and product disposal were among issues to come under the microscope in the latest parliamentary evidence session, where representatives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark were questioned by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments.
- Live UK transparency map shows slavery hotspots December 5, 2018 2:20 pmApparel brands and retailers sourcing from UK factories could benefit from a new tool aimed at helping councils pinpoint where modern slavery is taking place in the country and accurately direct spending toward resolving the problem.
- Cambodia garment labour standards continue to improve December 5, 2018 12:32 pmCambodia's garment and footwear industry has seen an improvement in labour standards, according to the latest assessment from the International Labor Organization (ILO), with violations falling and compliance on the rise.
- Gore develops new 3-layer laminate performance fabric December 5, 2018 1:53 pmPerformance fabric specialist WL Gore & Associates is to take another step in its efforts to improve the environmental footprint of its fabric products next year with the launch of a new three-layer laminate for outdoor apparel.
- Global trade unions call for Bangladesh Accord to continue December 5, 2018 11:00 amMore than 200 global trade union leaders have shown their unanimous support for the Bangladesh Transition Accord, days before a hearing that will decide the fate of the factory building and safety initiative.
- Research to produce new fibres from waste cotton textiles December 4, 2018 11:17 amScientists and researchers at Washington State University are working to develop new technology aimed at keeping millions of tonnes of cotton and cellulose waste out of landfills by spinning it into new fibres for clothing.
- Is fickle fashion killing off sustainable clothing? December 4, 2018 10:33 amFickle fashion is killing off sustainable clothing, a new report has found, with consumers admitting to buying items they never wear and throwing away garments rather than recycling them.
- Vidalia Denim to use Lubrizol sustainable stretch fibres December 3, 2018 2:02 pmNew US textile maker Vidalia Denim is moving forward on its mission to "build the most efficient and environmentally friendly denim mill in North America" by teaming up with The Lubrizol Corporation as a preferred supplier of stretch fibres in its fabrics.
- Timberland continues to accelerate sustainability efforts December 3, 2018 1:47 pmTimberland has once again increased the use of organic, US-origin and Better Cotton in its products and continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals.