Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable clothing collection, featuring classic denim and blue styles made using recycled cotton and wool as part of its mission to create a circular supply chain.
European business groups, including those representing the apparel, textile and footwear industries, are calling for strong political support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), ahead of the 15th round of talks next week.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why a lack of e-commerce is impacting value fashion retailer Primark, how Nike is gearing towards digital design to push sales, and stalling apparel export growth in Vietnam.
Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co.
Amid slowing growth in world trade and an increasing public backlash against trade and globalisation, ministers and business leaders have called for an agenda for inclusive trade focusing on the needs of small business owners and more vulnerable sectors of society in order to ensure continued public support for open markets.