Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has hailed continuing progress and improvements in global water recycling and reuse, along with a reduction in carbon footprint, outlined in its just-released 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Groups of labour rights groups and consumers have protested at US stores operated by teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) as they try to persuade the company to sign the 2018 Bangladesh Accord.
Swedish menswear brand Asket is taking a leap towards transparency in its supply chain by disclosing each step of its garments' journey from cotton seed to final product - and putting the information into every single item of clothing.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is forecasting "strong" global trade growth in 2018 and 2019, but has also warned that escalating trade tensions may already be affecting business confidence and investment decisions.
Top stories this week on just-style include the news that US President Donald Trump may explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme to tackle buying practices in Bangladesh, Nike develops what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear, and H&M launches a pilot to educate consumers on garment care.
The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) has partnered with Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy and Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make fashion more sustainable, to develop the world's first master's degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship.