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Fashion Revolution Week reveals new theme

Kick-started in 2013, as a response to the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, ‘Fashion Revolution Week’ is a global movement that calls for increased transparency as well as safer, cleaner and fairer production of fashion goods. In a short period, the movement has reached over 92 countries and has built an astonishing network of volunteers and passionate supporters. However, knowing that not a lot has improved in the last few years and change doesn’t happen […]

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Reformation opens LA factory for public

For the first time ever, Los Angeles-based sustainable fashion brand Reformation, in honour of Earth Day on Saturday, offered regularly scheduled tours of its factory to the public. The brand is embracing transparency at all levels by opening its factory in downtown Los Angeles for all those who signed up for the first tour. Founder of the company Yael Aflalo aims to show the inner workings of the factory, which employs 300 workers who specialize […]

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The evolving scenario in CSR

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Depending on the organisation, sector or even the country, the connotations of CSR takes different dimensions. Over the years, if the very definition and principles of CSR have undergone massive changes, growing from a narrow and often marginalized notion into a complex and multifaceted concept, so has the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh from its humble days of the early ’70s to becoming the second biggest garment exporter globally today. […]

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Reformation forays into swimwear

LA-based sustainable fashion brand ‘Reformation’ on Thursday launched its first line of swimwear that follows the same eco-friendly practices as its existing line of dresses, special occasion wear, denim, tops, bottoms, jumpers, tees, outerwear and accessories. Created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, a sartorial innovator who made eco-friendly clothing look truly fashionable, stands by ensuring that each piece is produced by responsible manufacturing partners in the US or abroad by incorporating sustainable materials and methods, […]

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Can WWF make 100% sustainable fashion happen?

Nordic Fashion Week Organisation (NFWO) has invited World Wildlife Fund (WWF), known as the world’s most proactive conservation association, to form a significant part of the discussion in producing fashion that intends to extensively reduce negative impacts on the environment. The project is initiated by NFWO, with Finnish cleantech company The Infinited Fiber and supply chain transparency platform Bomler on board, to devise a fresh out-take on a sustainable way of producing textiles. Also Read […]

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition: Standardized approach with over 15,000 assessments

Amongst many instrumental tools of sustainability, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), US, is quite well-appreciated and a truly growing one. SAC is a global alliance of all stakeholders with an aim to create an apparel, footwear and home textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on people and communities associated with its activities. Globally connected with 70 brands/retailers, 66 manufacturers and in total over 195 members, there are four Indian […]

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Twin Dragon announces ecological improvements in its textile facilities

US-based Twin Dragon – a multinational textile manufacturer specialized in denim textiles, innovative denim washing and pioneering fashion fabric trends – has announced ecological improvements to its Mexican mills and Asian facilities, by introducing Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing. According to the company, Eco-Finishing at its Mexican mill alone would save up to 40 million gallons of water, using 95 per cent less amount of water. Adding to the new technology’s benefits, using Liquid Indigo saves […]

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Lindex launches upcycled collection ‘Re:Design’

Lindex, a European fashion chain, has took a latest step in exploring new innovative more circular ways of working with the launch of Re:Design – a collection of exclusive upcycled products that have been redesigned and remade locally in Borås, Sweden. Re:Design is a pilot that Lindex has done in collaboration with Re:textile at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. The collection consists of six pieces within women’s wear originated from Lindex Better Denim garments […]

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Pacific Jeans: The pioneer and trendsetter in Bangladesh denim industry

From a small garment factory 33 years back, Pacific Jeans has come a long, long way to be counted as Bangladesh’s top premium jeans manufacturer with annual turnover of around US $ 400 million, producing over 36 million pairs of jeans yearly from its five integrated set-ups and employing a workforce of 28,000 people. Apparel Online caught up with the dynamic & young Director of Pacific Jeans, Syed M Tanvir, to know his take on...

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit ’17 on May 11

Denmark is all set to host the fifth edition of the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion – The Copenhagen Fashion Summit, scheduled to take place on May 11, 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. “As a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, Copenhagen Fashion Summit aims to forge common understanding and lead industry-wide commitments on the […]

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3rd BSTIM knitwear fair concludes with 1,400 visitors

The 3rd edition of knitwear fair, Best Solution in Textile Manufacturing Fair (BSTIM), has concluded in Igualada, Spain on a successful note as it welcomed 1,400 visitors from around the world. The organisers say visitation was almost similar if compared to the previous two editions. BSTIM 2017 featured around 60 manufacturing companies that presented their potential of production to buyers from countries such as Russia, England, Sweden, Norway, Holland and Italy. The visitors were mainly […]

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Fashion label H&M unveils new ‘Conscious Exclusive Collection’

H&M, the Swedish multinational fast fashion retailer, has unveiled its Conscious Exclusive Collection which includes BIONIC®, a recycled polyester made from plastic shoreline waste.  The collection includes a full assortment for women and “relaxed formal wear” for men, pieces for kids, which will be available globally in around 160 stores from 20 April. The star piece of the collection is an intricate pleated gown. Also Read – H&M unveils new ‘Close the Loop’ collection “Creation of the collection was a “chance to dream” for its design team. It’s […]

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HanesBrands reveals CDP 2016 Climate Change Report scores

HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has earned above-average scores for water management and supply chain in the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report. The company’s A-water score was higher than the apparel industry and S & P 500 averages in the following categories: context, governance and strategy, direct risks and response and indirect risks and response. Hanes’ B supply chain score was ahead of the supply chain average in all reporting […]

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Arvind Limited bags Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report Award

Arvind Limited, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglomerate, has clinched Asia’s Best First Time Sustainability Report award at the recently concluded 2016 Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA) in Singapore. Commenting on the award, Sanjay Lalbhai, Chairman, Arvind Limited said, “The award reiterates our commitment towards sustainability. Sustainable practices have been a key-focus area for Arvind for quite some time now and we continue to ensure that sustainability remains a top priority.” Also Read – GAP joins forces with […]

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Artisan Leadership Summit by Nest

Nest, a non-profit organization of New York, has completed a decade of commitment to the social and economic advancement of the fashion and home industry’s artisans and homeworkers. Working extensively in many countries, the NGO recently organized the 2016 class of Artisan Leadership Summit, the second in a series, giving opportunity to some handpicked companies to make the long journey to New York City for training, mentorship and industry immersion. The event saw participation from […]

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