Verification, testing and certification company SGS has been approved by The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) as its first third-party laboratory member and will soon be extending its fibre fragmentation testing services beyond consortium member organisations.
The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) has warned recovery from the Covid-19 crisis may be jeopardised by recent turmoil in the supply chain, including rising raw material prices and transport costs, and political turmoil in key sourcing countries.
Frasers Group, the owner of retailers including House of Fraser, Sports Direct and Flannels, expects the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to hit the company twice as hard as initially expected amid concerns of a potential third wave and more temporary store closures.
Top stories this week on just-style were dominated by the ongoing fallout from the Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal - especially concerns about delays and container shortages impacting European garment supply chains. We also took a look at the consequences of delivery delays on contracts. Elsewhere, garment workers agreed minimum terms that would improve fashion brands' purchasing practices, and Li & Fung launched a new company to invest and operate digital ventures focused on driving sustainable consumption.
UK waste recycling charity WRAP will officially launch its ten-year voluntary clothing and textile waste programme later this month, which aims to slash the environmental impact of UK clothing and home fabrics through practical interventions along the entire textiles chain.
Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft has launched a new version of its best-selling ThermoPlume down alternative insulation that is now both 100% synthetic and made entirely out of post-consumer recycled materials.
Sourcing giant Li & Fung is building on its supply chain knowledge to launch a new and separate company called LFX, which will incubate, invest, and operate digital ventures focused on driving sustainable consumption.