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  • The Lycra Company stretches its sustainability agenda January 17, 2020 1:03 pm
    Performance fibre specialist The Lycra Company is ramping up its Planet Agenda sustainability platform, developing more solutions for the circular economy and taking a broader look at the issues from design to consumer - as sustainability director Jean Hegedus explains.
  • Sustainability more embedded in purchase decisions January 17, 2020 12:27 pm
    Expectations for more sustainable retail practices are growing as the oldest members of Generation Z move into the workforce, a new study has found.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... January 17, 2020 8:58 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at some of the biggest challenges set to face apparel brands and retailers in the year ahead, the US and China sign the long-anticipated 'Phase One' trade agreement, the Myanmar Government begins its bi-annual review of the country's minimum wage, and we explore what changes are likely under Nike's new CEO John Donahoe.
  • ZDHC x Kingpins webinars to promote best practices January 17, 2020 2:54 pm
    Denim trade show Kingpins has announced a series of webinars in collaboration with the ZDHC Foundation to give denim mills exhibiting at its Amsterdam event access to the latest education in wastewater and sustainable chemical management.
  • Outlook 2020 - What next for apparel sourcing? January 16, 2020 1:52 pm
    The search for the ideal sourcing destination is set to continue as Western fashion brands and retailers seek to reduce their exposure to China in 2020. At the same time they're having to navigate a more complicated matrix, which includes factors ranging from cost, speed to market, production capacity and flexibility to compliance risk. Along with these challenges come opportunities to rethink business models and explore new ways of working - especially when it comes to digitalisation and data, executives say.
  • EcoVadis gets US$200m boost to take green supply chains to scale January 16, 2020 9:03 am
    EcoVadis, a leader in sustainable supply chains, has agreed a US$200m investment from private equity firm CVC Growth Partners II to enable it to scale globally and engrain sustainability, fair labour practices and ethics into enterprise supply chains and business commerce.
  • TAL Apparel, VF Corp and Zalando join Global Fashion Agenda January 16, 2020 1:07 pm
    TAL Apparel, VF Corporation, and Zalando have become the latest companies to join Global Fashion Agenda's associate partners circle, who will all contribute with insights from various parts of the supply chain.
  • New YKK zippers made from ocean-bound plastic January 16, 2020 12:02 pm
    Fastener manufacturer YKK has announced a new collection of zippers made from "ocean-bound" plastic collected within 50km of the coastline of Sri Lanka.
  • Hyosung develops 100% recycled multi-performance fibres January 16, 2020 11:51 am
    South Korean fibre giant Hyosung has developed a sustainability programme of 100% recycled multi-performance fibres as it looks to help its customers produce more eco-friendly products.
  • Stella McCartney, Candiani partner on biodegradable denim January 16, 2020 11:18 am
    UK fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Italian denim manufacturer Candiani Denim to launch what they claim is the world's first biodegradable stretch denim made from plant-based yarns.
  • Roica EF fibre gains Global Recycled Standard January 16, 2020 10:35 am
    Roica, the premium stretch fibre brand of Japan's Asahi Kasei, has had its EF fibre certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
  • Debenhams pledges new sustainability commitments January 15, 2020 1:55 pm
    Department store retailer Debenhams has outlined a new sustainability programme alongside a series of new commitments, including a guarantee that by September 2020 all own-brand product sold in a Debenhams store will have at least one sustainable attribute.
  • New Bangladesh safety initiative takes next steps January 15, 2020 10:59 am
    Details have been finalised on Bangladesh's incoming new workplace safety initiative, the national RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), which will eventually take over from the Bangladesh Accord's factory safety and remediation efforts.
  • Blockchain pilot tracks Mongolian cashmere value chain January 15, 2020 9:15 am
    Blockchain technology has been used to help track Mongolian cashmere from origin (shearing at herder household) to destination (a processing facility in Ulaanbaatar) in a bid to increase transparency and create a more sustainable supply chain. 
  • Uniqlo Japan uses recycled down in new line January 15, 2020 11:15 am
    Fast Retailing clothing brand Uniqlo Japan has begun recycling down extracted from donated items for use in new products.
  • Outlook 2020 - Apparel industry challenges and opportunities January 14, 2020 1:34 pm
    Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands and retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions, and demands for new levels of sustainability will all weigh on fashion businesses in 2020, according to feedback from a panel of executives consulted by just-style.
  • Five key issues set to shape apparel sourcing in 2020 January 14, 2020 11:29 am
    Disruption and uncertainty remain the biggest challenges facing apparel brands and retailers and their global supply chains heading into the new decade. Unpredictable and fast-moving changes to tariffs and trade, pressure to make smarter and faster decisions, and demands for new levels of sustainability will all weigh on fashion businesses in 2020.
  • RadiciGroup uses recycled nylon for new yarn range January 14, 2020 9:35 am
    Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup is beginning 2020 under the banner of sustainability with the launch of a range of yarns created using recycled nylon and the acquisition of Italy's Zeta Polimeri.
  • Mexico launches plan to tackle labour abuse in fashion supply chain January 13, 2020 10:22 am
    Two initiatives aimed at cracking down on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in the fashion industry are launching in Mexico, both supported by the C&A Foundation.
  • New policy seeks to address hazardous textile chemicals January 13, 2020 12:59 pm
    The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has published a policy brief that addresses chemicals of concern in several product sectors including textiles, in an effort to minimise their adverse effects on human health and the environment.