US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS is eyeing increased visibility into its supply chain and improved engagement with its vendors thanks to a new partnership with apparel identification and RFID business Nexgen Packaging.
UK ink manufacturer MagnaColours has unveiled a new sustainability standard for the textile printing industry, specifically designed for water-based inks and to boost the use of environmentally-friendly methods.
L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink and La Senza brands, has committed to tracing the source of wood-based fabrics used in its clothing lines and to eliminate sources connected to the destruction of rainforests and the violation of human rights.
UK garment factory workers producing for fashion brands including New Look, River Island and Boohoo have been found to be working for less than half the minimum wage, an undercover investigation has found.
Off-price retailer Burlington Stores has revealed a number of senior leadership promotions, including naming Marc Katz chief financial officer/principal in a newly-expanded role that will see him assume responsibility for the company's supply chain.
Xeros, which develops polymer technology for commercial cleaning systems, is increasing its focus on both the textile manufacturing and tanning sectors where it believes it can help reduce the use of chemicals, water consumption and effluent.
Researchers in Australia have developed a new smart fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of human bone tissue, that they say could be used to create protective suits that stiffen under high impact.
UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its full-year forecast as it revealed higher sales in its year-to-date thanks to a pull back on promotions.