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Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion. Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

"Burma’s garment and footwear exports clocked in $3 billion in 2017, a growth of 25 per cent over last year. Factories have expanded from Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone to rural regions, in the wake of a tax holiday of seven or five years meant to encourage operations in less developed parts of the... Read more

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar has positioned itself as a direct competitor to Bangladesh in the RMG industry by setting its minimum wage at $67 per month. The Southeast Asian country though, will have to hike wages at regular intervals, promote collective bargaining, and safeguard workers’ health and rights of workers to avo... Read more

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan best known for its functional textiles for fashionable use is planning to keep its focus on R&D and eco friendly textiles in the future. This was reiterated by Justin Huang, Secretary General of TTF. Emphasizing on the development of the textile industry, Justin Huang, Secretary General, TTF says, “Our futur... Read more


Bluesign releases revised criteria

A revised version of Bluesign criteria has been released. The intent is to simplify the plannin... Read more

Earth Logic Action Plan proposes new sustainability model for fashion indus…

Earth Logic Action Plan urges businesses across the global fashion sector to radically transfor... Read more

UK shoppers turn down fast fashion

The number of sustainable shoppers in the UK has increased by a third in the last 12 months. Cu... Read more

EU Circular Economy Action Plan: Euratex stands ready with concrete and rea…

The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products; for several ... Read more

BGMEA denies US senator report of violations of labor rights and safety

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has refuted a report by ... Read more

Bestseller refutes forced labor allegations against Jack & Jones

Danish fashion giant Bestseller has responded to a report that implicated its brand Jack & ... Read more

India, Bangladesh record a spurt in number of GOTS facilities

The number of GOTS-certified facilities around the world increased 35 per cent in 2019. India a... Read more

France develops new scoring system for clothing

The French government is developing a scoring system for clothing, grading from A to E. The sco... Read more

Bestseller intensifies partnership with BSR HERproject

Bestseller has intensified its long-term partnership with BSR's HERproject™, a collaborat... Read more

French brands focus on traceability

Brands in France want to improve their textile traceability. Transparency has gained traction, ... Read more

River Island signs pledge

UK fashion brand River Island has signed the Transparency Pledge. The aim is to be more transpa... Read more

Ethical fashion fights cost bias

While the idea of ethical fashion is becoming increasingly popular globally, few are willing to... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags ... Read more

Accord to cease operations from May 2010

Set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh, Accord w... Read more

GOTS certifies 39 US textile companies in 2019

Total 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2... Read more