The awareness campaign focuses on the plastic microfibers that are released on waterways after washing clothes. It comes as new research reveals that 44% of Brits don’t know that synthetic fibres are plastic.
The value brand said this has been the fastest rollout in retail history. The company wants to be one of the largest clothing retailers in the UK by sales volume and become a £100m annual turnover business.
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.
The lifestyle clothing company has launched a new 4,800-square-foot store in the upper Platinum Mall at Intu Metrocentre. It stocks the brand's sustainable ranges as well as the Copper and Black occasionwear collection.
Bayer won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in assets, clearing a major hurdle for the $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds maker.