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  • Biodiversity Benchmark tool to guide raw material choices December 4, 2020 2:01 pm
    A new Biodiversity Benchmark tool has launched to help the fashion and textile industry understand - and improve - the impacts its raw material choices have on nature.
  • Researchers make the business case for sustainability investments December 4, 2020 3:40 pm
    New research has identified eight sustainability strategies that apparel companies are using to positively impact their financial performance and drive better outcomes for the environment and society.
  • German sustainable textiles scheme shares supplier list December 4, 2020 12:48 pm
    The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is to contribute to the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) database of garment production facilities by publishing its members' supplier lists on the platform.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... December 4, 2020 9:27 am
    Top stories on just-style this week include a look at ten themes that will shape the fashion sector's priorities for the year ahead, and how the US has enforced a new order that detains the entry of cotton and cotton products produced by China's Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC). This week has also seen the demise of Debenhams and Arcadia, which owns the Topshop and Dorothy Perkins brands, while manufacturing activity in China continues to surge.
  • Timeline - How coronavirus is impacting the global apparel industry - FREE TO READ December 4, 2020 7:30 am
    Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak began in China at the end of 2019, its impact has been felt across the global apparel and textile sector. just-style's timeline shows how the pandemic is evolving - and will be updated as developments unfold.
  • Time's up for US firms to cut ties to major Xinjiang cotton producer - Update December 3, 2020 10:51 am
    US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has officially enforced a new withhold release order that detains the entry of cotton and cotton products produced by China's Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and its subordinate and affiliated entities as well as textile and apparel products made using that cotton, even if they are made in third party countries.
  • Bangladesh sees largest drop in minimum wage since 2010 December 3, 2020 12:06 pm
    The largest decreases in real minimum wages over the last nine years were in the garment producing countries of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, a new study has found, which emphasises the effects of the pandemic on wages and its disproportionate effect on women and low-paid workers.
  • ETI supports call to action on Xinjiang human rights abuses December 3, 2020 12:01 pm
    The Ethical Trade Initiative has announced its support for a call to action on human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region) in the apparel and textiles sector.
  • 10 trends set to shape the fashion industry in 2021 December 2, 2020 12:50 pm
    The Covid-19 crisis has decimated the global fashion industry and its supply chains - and its impact is likely to weigh on the sector until at least 2022, according to a new report. With recovery set to take time and different paths in all regions, here are ten themes that will shape priorities for the year ahead.
  • Covid crisis upticks child labour risk in India and Nepal December 2, 2020 11:56 am
    Informal workers in India and Nepal's apparel supply chains have suffered extreme hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report, which calls for new standards to ensure rights for the most marginalised and promote improved sustainability.
  • Brazilian fashion brands falling short on supply chain transparency December 2, 2020 11:14 am
    Only five of 40 brands recently surveyed by the Fashion Transparency Index in Brazil disclosed their policies on payment of suppliers, and three published the percentage of payment of suppliers made on time and according to the agreed terms, showing fashion brands in the country are falling short when it comes to supply chain transparency.
  • Significant barriers to transparency in Bangladesh RMG sector remain December 2, 2020 9:36 am
    A study into transparency in Bangladesh's apparel industry has found that while local and global initiatives are making progress, brands, manufacturers, and workers alike are facing significant barriers to achieving more transparency in their sectors.
  • Timberland improves supply chain transparency in Q3 December 2, 2020 9:45 am
    Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland says all of its suppliers met or exceeded its social, labour and environmental expectations in the third quarter and it has now published full supply chain transparency footprint maps on 42 of its most iconic products.
  • The BHive partners on ZDHC chemicals management December 2, 2020 11:21 am
    The ability to manage chemical inputs in the textile and footwear industries is taking another step forward with a new collaboration that sees the BHive chemicals management platform become an approved solution provider for ZDHC's Performance InCheck benchmarking tool. 
  • Bangladesh sees value in textile waste through new partnership December 1, 2020 1:07 pm
    Bangladesh's garment industry says it has the potential to become global leaders in the circular economy as it embarks on a new partnership aimed at tackling the country's textile waste problem.
  • Blockchain pilot to verify sustainable viscose fibres December 1, 2020 12:48 pm
    A new pilot project will utilise blockchain technology to trace the origins of viscose used in garments provided by Danish fashion retailer Bestseller and luxury goods group Kering as part of a wider bid to verify sustainable viscose fibres along the fashion supply chain.
  • Swiss vote against supply chain due diligence legislation December 1, 2020 12:00 pm
    Voters in Switzerland have moved to reject a proposal that would have held businesses liable for human rights and environmental violations in their supply chain operations.
  • India's garment sector must look to future trends and sustainability December 1, 2020 9:59 am
    India's textile and garment industry must look to future trends, tap into the needs of the market and work with a more sustainable approach if it is to emerge more strongly from the pandemic, the organiser of the country's leading textile exhibition has said.
  • Top stories on just-style in November... December 1, 2020 9:07 am
    Top stories on just-style in November include a look at what the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact means for the apparel sector, an interview with Vivek Ramachandran, CEO of HSBC's new apparel business-to-business platform Serai, and how a new textile-to-textile recycling process brings the industry closer to a closed loop for clothing. Elsewere, TAL Apparel has re-engineered the face mask, and VF Corp has revealed plans to acquire Supreme in a US$2.1bn deal.
  • Covid-19 hampers fashion industry's circularity drive November 30, 2020 1:03 pm
    A new status report from the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) suggests that despite encouraging progress and continuous introduction of new initiatives, the fashion industry is still far from being sustainable and circular. It notes the global Covid-19 pandemic as a key reason for impeding signatories to the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment from reaching all set targets.