Turkish denim producer Isko has inked a licence deal with the Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel, whose ‘Green Machine’ is said to make it possible to easily separate cotton fibre from polyester.
To celebrate Pride Month, several labels have decided to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community with collections festooned with the colours of the rainbow. Among them Puma, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.
Major fashion brands are getting behind an initiative in Bangladesh that aims to use more recycled materials in clothing production and significantly cut planet-heating emissions from manufacturing by 2030.
The optimism surrounding the sale of British menswear brand TM Lewin back in May seems to have been tempered by the new owner telling landlords that most shops could be shut if they don't offer attractive rent deals.
European cross-border e-commerce continues to grow, with fashion a leading category and pure players grabbing the lion share of the business, while Amazon accounted for 80% of the sales generated by non-European sellers.
TM Lewin has been bought by SCP Private Equity, which wants to build a portfolio of British brands that will sell well globally. Asda's ex boss, who's currently chairman of C&A, is on board, as is an ex-Harrods MD.
The livelihoods of millions of Asian garment workers are in jeopardy after cancellations by top fashion brands, with unions, researchers and campaigners warning coronavirus could lead to a rollback of labour rights.
A group of employers' organisations, unions and major brands in the garment industry are working with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to support manufacturers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.