The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has set a 9 October deadline for submitting requests for product exclusions from the additional 25% tariff being imposed as of 6 July on certain goods imported from China into the US.
Sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands as they look to hit their 2020 sustainability targets, the first status report for the Circular Fashion System has found.
Chinese textile giant Luthai Textile and Taiwan's Nien Hsing Textile Co have been placed under observation by Norway's Central Bank for systematic violations of human rights in a number of their factories.
Representatives of a sustainable denim project are heading to the United Nations this week to showcase the two-year long initiative and make policymakers aware of the urgency in developing new ways of producing denim more sustainably.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is preparing to launch an online database that will provide subscribers with global information on product labelling requirements for the sports and fitness industry, in addition to other sectors.
A conference in Malaysia has been hailed as setting the path for the Asia-Pacific textile and garment sector after 65 representatives from global union IndustriAll met with affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather industries (TGSL) recently.
Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has confirmed it is in talks with retail estate business Signa Holding regarding a potential joint venture (JV) but denied it has signed an agreement to offload half of its European business or properties.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced it is to work with the UK government as an independent assessor for visa applications from fashion industry applicants in a bid to secure a new route for designers to work in the UK.
Ailing UK-based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare has announced it will now shutter 60 stores - ten more than previously announced - as part of its rescue plan, and placed its Children's World subsidiary into administration.