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- Lululemon to probe Bangladesh labour abuse claims October 16, 2019 11:03 amCanadian athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica says it is launching a full investigation into allegations that workers at a supplier factory in Bangladesh have been subjected to physical abuse.
- Sustainability centre stage at upcoming Bangladesh apparel events October 16, 2019 12:06 pmEnvironmental stewardship is the topic set to take centre stage at a series of upcoming events in Bangladesh that will bring together stakeholders in the global apparel industry.
- Nirapon & BGMEA continue talks on Bangladesh worker safety October 16, 2019 11:48 amThe boards of Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative Nirapon, and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), have pledged to continue to work together to safeguard workers in the Southeast Asian country's RMG sector.
- Viscose major RGE commits US$200m to fibre R&D October 16, 2019 9:30 amSingapore based viscose major Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) plans to invest US$200m over the next ten years into cellulosic textile fibre research and development.
- Lenzing invests EUR40m to improve ecological footprint October 16, 2019 9:01 amAustrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has committed EUR40m (US$44m) to the construction of a new air purification and sulfur recovery plant, as well as further improvement of the exhaust emission values at the site.
- ACT brands adopt accountability on purchasing practices October 15, 2019 11:38 amBrands who are members of the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) living wage initiative have adopted a joint due diligence framework to ensure their purchasing practices facilitate the payment of a living wage.
- Lenzing Tencel fibres use more recycled raw material October 15, 2019 12:57 pmLenzing Group's Tencel Lyocell fibres with Refibra technology can now feature up to 30% pulp made from upcycled cotton scraps collected from the garment manufacturing process.
- Adidas makes circular commitment with Infinite Play October 15, 2019 12:29 pmSporting goods giant Adidas has launched a new service that will allow its UK customers to trade worn or unused gear, diverting it from landfill.
- Birla Cellulose viscose uses pre-consumer cotton waste October 15, 2019 10:09 amBirla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, has achieved what it claims is a breakthrough in manufacturing viscose fibre using pre-consumer cotton fabric waste.
- Australia sourcing panel to focus on transparency October 15, 2019 9:01 amThe co-founders of Australian fashion brands ELK and David Jones will take part in a panel discussion exploring transparency in the fashion supply chain at the upcoming International Sourcing Expo Australia.
- Study shows UK fashion manufacturing is 47% greener October 14, 2019 12:18 pmA study into the environmental impact of offshore manufacturing has revealed that producing clothes closer to home - such as in the UK - results in 47% fewer emissions.
- California first state to ban sale of new fur products October 14, 2019 11:55 amCalifornia has become the first US state to ban the sale and manufacture of new items made from the fur of animals including, mink, rabbit and coyote.
- Public disclosure key to compliance on labour issues October 14, 2019 10:26 amPublicly disclosing the compliance performance of individual firms in global supply chains is key to increased compliance over time in some "critical issues" such as occupational health and safety, work time and child labour, a new study has found.
- Apparel firms failing on conflict minerals reporting October 11, 2019 3:07 pmCompanies have been accused of complacency in their action and reporting on conflict minerals and cobalt - with the average score for apparel manufacturers and retailers falling on last year.
- Eco-friendly fashion - Where are we still falling short? October 11, 2019 12:28 pmDespite current efforts to create more eco-friendly fashion, the industry needs a more deliberate approach to integrating sustainability across the entire value chain. Here Feng Xin, VP of downstream business & corporate development at viscose major Sateri, sets out three key areas that should be addressed.
- Nicaragua garment sector sees improved working conditions October 11, 2019 10:56 amWorking conditions in Nicaragua's garment sector have improved over the last eight years, with lasting change the result of expanding collaboration with workers, factories and government.
- Spinnova secures EUR11m to scale sustainable fibres October 11, 2019 9:35 amFinnish sustainable fibre company Spinnova has secured a EUR11m (US$12.1m) investment to take its cellulose-based textile products to commercial scale.
- Top stories this week on just-style... October 11, 2019 9:06 amTop stories this week include the latest monthly update on US apparel imports, which shows a dramatic fall in shipments from the three Central American countries that are the largest suppliers of clothing to the US - Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras; a look at why China could benefit most from an extension to the UK's no-deal Brexit temporary tariffs; and the first in a series of articles focusing on profitability benchmarking for fashion companies.
- Birla Cellulose claims carbon neutral in Scope 1 & 2 emissions October 11, 2019 3:28 pmBirla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, claims to be the first viscose manufacturer to be carbon neutral in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- H&M takes majority stake in Sellpy re-commerce platform October 10, 2019 1:19 pmH&M Group has taken a majority stake in re-commerce business Sellpy, in a move that will support the platform's international expansion and also aligns with the Swedish fashion retailer's bid to become fully circular.