Industrial thread maker Coats has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a US manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns, in a move that will expand its performance materials portfolio and boost its innovation capabilities.
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.
Leading European and US apparel brands and trade associations have called on the Myanmar Government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of the conflict-torn Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.
French fibre specialist Rhodia, part of the Solvay Group, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
The last three weeks have seen another 13 apparel factories used by member companies of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety complete all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), while operations were suspended in one other.