A new technology that uses apples to create a leather-like material, an ethical ratings mobile app, textiles made from kelp, and a biodegradable bio-polyester are among the innovations chosen under a new global initiative aimed at helping brands and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) have welcomed the labour law reform process underway in Myanmar, but say it needs to lead to the implementation of laws and regulations for the country's garment and footwear sectors.
Vietnam is expected to yield comprehensive gains from the Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a new report predicts, with the country's apparel sector one of the main beneficiaries.
Two leading initiatives trying to move the apparel industry towards a single solution for compliance and sustainability are to practice what they preach by working together in a bid to reduce the time and money spent on duplicated auditing.
Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.
Free trade zones drive foreign investment, jobs and growth - but they also unwittingly offer criminals a safe haven for trafficking counterfeit goods, which are a drain on economies and carry health and safety risks, a new report suggests.
Top stories this week on just-style include a review of research that argues garment workers' health and safety is under attack everyday as a normal part of 'business as usual', Target Corp launching a denim recycling pilot with German company I:Collect (I:CO), VF Corp inking an agreement to acquire the Altra footwear brand, and Reebok unveiling the first running shoe built with its latest upper technology.
In a number of executive changes announced by US sporting goods giant Nike, the company's chairman, president and CEO Mark Parker is to remain in the role beyond 2020 - while Nike brand president Trevor Edwards, who had been seen as a potential successor to Parker, is to leave the business this summer.
The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) is reviewing its role as the voice of the European textile and apparel industry in Brussels, and is parting company with its long-serving director general Francesco Marchi.