US cotton association Supima has signed a deal that will give its members - comprising over 500 US Pima cotton growers - access to cotton verification technology from global forensic science company Oritain Global.
HanesBrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has hailed 2017 as a "successful" year and announced an agreement to acquire Australian speciality intimate apparel seller Bras N Things for about US$400m.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how to build a balanced sourcing strategy, the publication by Primark of its global supplier list, Trump goes to Davos while NAFTA grinds on, and Lululemon Athletica's CEO, Laurent Potdevin, exits over misconduct.
US clothing and footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has committed up to $45m to speeding up its supply chain and addressing groundwater issues related to its former tannery operations, as it outlined its guidance for 2018.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has joined forces with social compliance specialist Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) to provide its members with guidance on a wide range of social responsibility issues.
Vietnam's garment sector has benefited as producers and buyers diversify their supply chains, and the latest data shows the country has continued to increase its share of US apparel imports over the last few years.
January proved a more positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, as all but one posted increases in January, and one narrowly avoided its 31st consecutive monthly same store sales decline.
Primark has published its global supplier list just weeks after the UK value retailer was amongst a number of fashion brands criticised for not publicly disclosing the factories that produce their clothes.