Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has been granted a temporary injunction against rival WL Gore & Associates to prevent it from claiming its polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE) membranes - the core of Gore's basic product - are environmentally-friendly and produced without any PFCs of environmental concern.
Unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to adopt a report that calls for measures to obligate apparel companies to take steps to identify, prevent, and remedy human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Last week's Kingpins denim showcase in Amsterdam heard that mills and consumers are driving technological innovation and design. Recognition of the impact of social media on consumption, as well as new blends and solutions devised to appeal to untapped consumer demands, were all highlighted.
London-based apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP is set for further expansion, with organiser IDEX introducing fashion accessories to its traditional offering of apparel collections due to demand from buyers.
Building on the growing athleisure trend, VF Corp-owned jeanswear brand Wrangler has expanded its outdoor collection with a new men's line featuring moisture wicking, breathable material that keeps the wearer cool, dry and comfortable.
A cohort of unions and human rights groups have welcomed a decision by the European Parliament to accept a report that calls for the development of a legislative proposal that would obligate apparel companies to take effective steps to identify, prevent, and remedy human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry on the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Gap's pledge to use more sustainable fibres in the production of its namesake and Athleta brand apparel, how direct worker feedback from mobile surveys is being used to drive sourcing decisions, and Adidas partners with Siemens on a "digital twin" of its Speedfactory facility.
Kit and Ace, the "technical cashmere" clothing brand launched by the family of the founder of Lululemon Athletica, is reducing its head office staff and closing its showrooms in the US, Australia and the UK.