German textile mill Velener Textil GmbH has been awarded the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) in Natural Fibres Award for its Wecycled system which recycles unused cotton yarn collected from partner mills.
With sales rising and retailers rushing to bring merchandise into the country ahead of proposed new tariffs on products from China, imports at major US retail container ports have set two new records this summer and are expected to set another in August, new figures suggest.
Swiss running shoe company On, known for its innovative CloudTec shoe technology, has selected a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help support its expansion and streamline operations.
Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by an exclusive update from Hong Kong, including a look at how the territory is emerging as a new hub for sustainable innovation, and the opening of its first mill in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel. Other highlights focused on threats by China to impose new tariffs of up to 25% on around $60bn of US imports, bringing clothing into the fray for the first time; and Fung Group investing US$35m in Indian B2B e-commerce company ShopX.
The Apparel Impact Institute (AII), an environmental accelerator for the apparel and footwear industries, has named Lewis Perkins, the former leader of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, as its new president.
The government of Bangladesh has set up a temporary control room in the country's capital in a bid to avoid any labour unrest in the apparel sector in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Eid-ul Azha.
July proved another mainly positive month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales as all but one booked an increase, two reported surprise upticks, and another far surpassed consensus estimates.