LONDON – Greater industry transparency and a more robust regulatory framework are needed to improve apparel brand purchasing practices –…Read the full story… Is it time for laws around purchasing practices?
WASHINGTON – A new report which saw researchers interview more than 100 Bangladeshi garment workers claims repression in the country’s…Read the full story… Report: Bangladesh repression worse in two decades
BURNLEY – A worker for UK fast fashion brand Boohoo has claimed staff were told by management not to speak…Read the full story… Boohoo accused of ‘Dickensian’ practices
NEW YORK – US luxury brand Ralph Lauren has committed to eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals in its textile…Read the full story… Ralph Lauren outlines sustainability targets
LONDON – Multi-stakeholder cotton certification programmes operating in Sub-Saharhan Africa “lack ambition” and are too “intertwined” with the interests of…Read the full story… Cotton standards accused of “lacking ambition”
BASEL – A study of 355 cotton farms in Benin, West Africa, found that GHG emissions for organic cotton producers…Read the full story… Organic cotton growing “environmentally inefficient”
WAKEFIELD – A textile supply chain specialist has called for radical transparency in the apparel industry, suggesting that the naming…Read the full story… Time to move beyond Tier 1 supplier focus?
PARIS – The ‘monetary value’ of luxury brand Kering’s environmental impact in 2018 was €514m according to the company’s latest…Read the full story… €514m – the monetary value of Kering’s environmental impact
SYDNEY – Efforts to boost transparency in Australian wool supply chains are evidenced by new data which shows that almost…Read the full story… Transparency trending in Australian wool sector