With 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, global union signatories are calling on apparel brands and retailers to continue their involvement to create a safe and sustainable garment industry in Bangladesh and to sign its successor.
A "major advancement" in Flyknit technology from US sporting goods giant Nike has allowed for a shoe upper to be constructed in a complete 360-degree form that wraps the entire foot, helping athletes feel more secure and controlled during their movements.
Certification body Control Union Certification has announced its supply chain traceability platform - Connected - has successfully been able to map supply chains up to the origins of raw materials, with several fibre suppliers, including Lenzing Group, Aditya Birla and ENKA International GmbH & Co KG having joined the platform.
IndustriAll global union affiliate, the Amalgamed Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), is calling on the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority and the Department of Labour to continuously engage employers on the importance of respecting workers' rights.
Apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with textile firm Auping, denim major Orta Anadolu and Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy to develop a circular decision making tool for the fashion and textiles industry.
Fashion retailer Guess has announced its co-founder and creative director Paul Marciano has relinquished his day-to-day responsibilities at the company, on an unpaid basis, pending the completion of an investigation into recent allegations of improper conduct.