Ralph Lauren Corporation, PVH Corp and Lacoste are among the members of a new fashion industry group that has developed a roadmap to guide the sector toward making measurable progress in achieving gender parity.
Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) says its programme is showing real results in the working conditions of garment workers but admits there is more work to be done in relation to gender differences in areas such as wages and harassment.
US apparel brand Gap is to pull back its store presence in Europe with the potential closure of bricks and mortar stores across the continent and the possibility of transferring some of the business to third-parties.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is to halt all field-level activities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, where ongoing allegations of forced labour and other human rights abuses "have contributed to an increasingly untenable operating environment."
The organisers of denim trade show Kingpins have outlined plans for the next edition of its online-only event Kingpins24, which will also feature a new online sourcing platform that digitises denim collections from mills around the globe.
A new global survey has found while there is clearly still a need for strong fundamental skills in the fashion industry - such as apparel costing, sourcing, and supply chain management - there is a gap in so-called "future" skills that combine 3D digitalisation and data skills with technical skills.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has launched a new campaign to raise industry awareness of the importance of sourcing materials from sustainably managed forests and outlined a roadmap to help brands and retailers ensure their businesses supports and benefits from sustainable forest management.
The organisers of Performance Days have cancelled this year's physical December edition of the functional fabric fair in favour of a digital event amid an increasing number of Covid-19 infections and further international travel bans.