Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.
French fibre specialist Rhodia, part of the Solvay Group, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
The last three weeks have seen another 13 apparel factories used by member companies of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety complete all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), while operations were suspended in one other.
Top stories this week on just-style include a report on how retailers need to move away from an obsession with sourcing costs, a look at what is driving supply chain transparency, ten trends set to shape apparel industry in 2018, and the development by G-Star of its most sustainable jean to date, made from the first ever Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold level certified denim.
US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has developed a number of new products - including a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified re/charged down.
Following its acquisition of outdoor apparel specialist Best Made Co, US-based biotechnology company Bolt Threads has unveiled the first co-created product in a move it says represents the future of apparel technology, sustainability and design.
Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group is to produce made-to-measure suits and tailored garments for the online marketplace following the signing of an agreement with body measuring app Sizer.
Big brands were the winners in India's apparel sector in the second quarter post GST, new figures show, but the current outlook for future business is average as the gap between large and small brands is the widest it has ever been for this period.