Cone Denim has partnered with Lenzing Group to become the only North American supplier offering sustainable denim made in the US. The company debuted the new sustainable denim fabric at Kingpins in NY this week.
China is set to return as a major cotton importer, taking 10 million to 15 million bales (2 million to 3 million tonnes) each year by 2019/20, said the head of major trading house Louis Dreyfus Company.
IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.
The New York-based lifestyle company has unveiled its strategic growth plan and long-term financial outlook, with focus placed on attracting a new generation of customers, targeted regional expansion and digital growth.
In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
EU anti-fraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centres of a multi-million-euro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear via the infrastructure of China’s new Silk Road.