Italy's fashion industry expects its revenues to stall this year, with growth of just 0.1%, a far cry from the average 3% annual growth rate it has achieved over the last decade and which it hopes to recoup in 2020.
Leaving the European Union without a trade deal would cost Britain at least $16 billion (13 billion pounds) in lost EU sales,of which $2 bn in apparel and textiles, U.N. trade agency UNCTAD said on Tuesday.
Supima, the hyper quality American cotton company, has revealed the names of the finalists and jury for its 12th Annual Supima Design Competition, to be staged 59 Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Oxfam is inviting Britons to join its Second Hand September campaign and not to buy any new clothes for the whole month as it reveals the damaging effect of the UK’s fast-fashion culture on the environment.
H&M as a group has been diving deep into sustainability in recent periods and has just announced that it’s “saving” damaged garments in its first-ever Restore Collection, which launches through its COS chain.
KappAhl has launched its autumn collection and said it has achieved the key milestone of manufacturing 100% of its denim range “in more sustainable fabrics and using more sustainable production processes.”
Fast fashion retailers are often criticised for their sustainability credentials, but Primark is seeking to change that and is to train 160,000 cotton farmers in India, Pakistan and China in eco-friendly farming methods.