Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing could produce a spike in slavery and labour abuses in global supply chains, particularly in the garment, textile and footwear industries, a new risk report is predicting.
Synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific has partnered with the Lycra brand to launch a Bra Fabric Finder technology that helps consumers pick the right casual bra using a special search solution.
The World Customs Organization Council (WCO) had adopted a framework of standards on cross-border e-commerce designed to help members develop strategic and operational e-commerce frameworks in cooperation with stakeholders.
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has expanded its Roadmap to Zero Programme to man-made cellulosic fibre production as part of its efforts to establish itself as the holistic approach to sustainable chemical management in the textile and apparel industry value chain.
The US economy is in a period of accelerated growth, low unemployment and muted inflation, but significant concerns over recent trade policies could have damaging effects beyond the economy, and undermine the rules-based multilateral trading system, a new report has found.
A group representing US apparel and footwear brands and importers has hit out at the US government's move to up the ante in its trade war with China by slapping tariffs on an additional US$200bn worth of Chinese imports, including textiles and accessories.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and private equity firm L Catterton Asia are to investment US$175m in Secoo Holding Limited, which claims to be Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform.
US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has joined The Conservation Alliance in a move that will see it support key conservation initiatives in North America.
Fashion retailer Guess Inc has strengthened its collaboration with Alibaba, becoming a global strategic partner of the Chinese online retail giant's FashionAI project, which is designed to give shoppers a glimpse of what the future of fashion retail will look like powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).