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GEM Enviro Management expanding its ‘sustainable clothing’ movement

New Delhi (India)-based GEM Enviro Management, a company engaged in recycling of all kinds of packaging waste (such as PET, plastics, paper, etc.) to create recycled products, is growing with its movement to promote ‘sustainable clothing’. The company’s brand ‘Being Responsible’ that offers a complete sustainable range of sportswear, accessories, home furnishing and soft toys is on expansion mode. It is looking to expand corporate sales segment in a big way by targeting the Fortune […]

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The Renewal Workshop aims to ‘restore’ apparels

The Renewal Workshop, a new business model by CNicole Bassett and Jeff Denby, veterans of sustainably-minded apparel brands, aims to disrupt the flow of unwanted or damaged apparel products that end up in landfills on account of being deemed unsellable for something as simple as a broken zipper. “This is a huge challenge that we just had to take on ‘How can a brand reuse their old products to make new products’? What options are […]

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Moving beyond Rana Plaza…

The chilling memory of the aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24, 2013 still haunts the Bangladesh garment industry even after three years, and with numerous initiatives to move on… All stakeholders came together every year to commemorate the anniversary and take a pledge to ensure that such a catastrophe does not happen ever again. The 3rd anniversary was no different with many events held in Dhaka in the memory of the workers […]

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Review: Denim Expo Denim developments moving towards comfort stretch and competitive pricing

The denim story for Bangladesh is only getting bigger, a reality that was endorsed by the attention that the recently concluded Denim Expo received from diverse stakeholders of the industry. With 49 exhibitors from 13 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Turkey to mention some, showcasing their latest offerings in denim fabric, denim accessories, chemicals and eco-friendly technology, the exporters and buyers who visited the fair were served with […]

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Walking the tightrope of sustainability with Archroma

“I won’t be surprised if extra terrestrials are here and are wearing denim,” quips Miguel Sanchez, Head Global Business Development, Denim & Casual Wear, BU Textile Specialties, Archroma to exemplify the reach of denim. The company today stands for innovation, sustainability and disruption. As the denim business booms in the country, Archroma is certain of the key role that Bangladesh will play in its success story. “And this holds true not just for denims but […]

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Amber Group: Redefining meaning of sustainability as it expands

‘Passion’ is the imperative word when describing the working style of many leading groups in the garmenting business in Bangladesh. The industry is not only a way of making money for many, but is also a journey of evolution that coincides with the growth of the country in a global economy. Today no buyer in garment retailing can ignore the importance of Bangladesh in their sourcing strategy and the country too has stood the test […]

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NGOs at it again! Findings of ‘Unfree and Unfair’ on living conditions of migratory workers in Bangalore raise questions on credibility of such reports

Apparel Online was surprised to see a report ‘Unfree and Unfair’ recently, wherein the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), an independent NGO has made some serious allegations against India’s top exporters in Bangalore that run hostel facilities for their workers. On the base of desk research and interviews with 110 migrant workers from rural Karnataka and other states like Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, employed at four garment factories – Shahi Exports, […]

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Being sustainable has a business case, says H&M, CEO

H&M, the Swedish high-street fashion retailer, has gradually cemented its position as a staunch advocate of sustainable fashion in the recent years. In another statement move, Karl-Johan Persson, MD & CEO, H&M has gone on record saying, “I believe that for big companies, taking a wider perspective than just maximizing profits is the right thing to do.” Also Read – Recycling Initiative – a motivating film by H&M The move towards sustainability is important for […]

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India and sustainability standards; ‘Industry needs collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to sustain’

Calling for an integrated approach to sustainability from all stakeholders in the textile industry, the participants at a three-day international conference held in Delhi, titled “India and Sustainability Standards”, delved into issues plaguing the textile and garment industry today. The dialogue forum organized by Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) witnessed a spate of experts as well as ideas, as also few contradictions pertaining to the textile supply chain and stakeholders. Thoughtprovoking discussion offered best possible solutions […]

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Adidas and H&M – ‘greenest’ supply chains in China, as per CITI

Apparel brands and retailers are going ‘green’ but Adidas and H&M have the ‘greenest’ supply chains among the 167 brands evaluated by the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI). As per the report, Levi’s has also made significant progress in improving the water footprint of their supplier’s production facilities. Jointly developed by Chinese non-profit Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), CITI is a system for assessing companies’ sustainable […]

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Levi Strauss & Co. partners with Goodwill

Expanding its clothing recycling programme, Levi Strauss & Co. has partnered with Goodwill as this partnership will turn some of the packages shipped this Holiday Season into opportunities for consumers to keep used clothing out of landfills, while also giving back. In a press release Levi Strauss mentioned that after making a purchase with Levi.com or Dockers.com, consumers can reuse the box to donate clothes they’ve been meaning to give away with a free shipping […]

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Jeanologia eliminates use of PP Spray in jeans finishing

The use of Potassium Permanganate Spray (PP Spray) to create located used areas in a pair of jeans was the last polluting and harmful technique for workers’ health and environment that was yet to be substituted by a sustainable method. Spanish company, Jeanologia announced its latest development, PP Light Spray, a sustainable textile chemical for eliminating the use of PP Spray and will be showcasing the same at Denim by Premiere Vision, Barcelona on November […]

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World Textile Summit held in Italy

Co-located with ITMA 2015 – international trade show for manufacturers and suppliers of textile raw materials, machinery and equipment, the World Textile Summit 2015 had a programme aimed to study how investment in ‘clean’ manufacturing or use of sustainably sourced materials can aid add value to companies at all levels of the supply chain. At the seminar, Paula Oliveira, Director, Interbrand explained how sustainability can deliver a marketing edge by differentiating brands and companies. There then […]

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JCPenney issues 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Apparel retailer JCPenney has released its 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, marking activities done in 2013 and 2014. The report shows the retailer’s achievements in improving sustainability, advancing social and ethical standards, and boosting associate giving and volunteerism. “JCPenney has a strong legacy of responsible corporate citizenship – social, ethical and environmental values which are as significant today as when James Cash Penney opened his first store in 1902. As the retail and sourcing industries […]

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KappAhl releases Annual-Sustainability Report

Apparel retailer KappAhl has published its combined Annual and Sustainability Report for the fiscal year 2014-15. KappAhl’s Annual-Sustainability Report states that during the financial year KappAhl has taken initiatives which marked improvement in its performance: KappAhl started rapid rollout of new store concept, ‘For You’; Increased its digital presence through increased investment in areas such as Shop Online; Implemented a major project to improve the logistic flow from production to store; Worked on clarifying the […]

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