A group representing US apparel retailers, brands and importers has written to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to warn that growth in the country's ready-made garment industry is threatened by the government's response to this year's minimum wage protests and a wavering commitment to the future of worker safety.
Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, has launched a mobile app for its 'Follow Our Fibre' initiative which will provide traceability and transparency over its production value chain from seed to fibre.
Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is to promote its chief operating officer Carlos Crespo to the role of chief executive, helping to move the company towards its digital and sustainability goals.
Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the potential for additional tariffs on US apparel and footwear imports from China poses a threat to retail profitability, Arcadia Group has unveiled a rescue plan that will see the closure of 23 stores, and Kontoor Brands begins trading as an independent company following its spinoff from VF Corporation.
Recycling company First Mile has launched a new coat hanger recycling service aimed at tackling the millions of hangers that end up in UK landfill sites every year - with the UK operations of major fashion retailer Inditex (including Zara) already signed up.
An initiative that aims to eliminate audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a single framework for social and labour compliance is to launch operations in India as well as China, Sri Lanka and Taiwan later this month.
Retailer Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins chains, has today (23 May) announced plans for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that will see the company shutter 23 of its stores in the UK and Ireland.
Adidas has launched three new iterations of its Alphaedge 4D running shoe - including a new Parley for the Oceans edition made with upcycled ocean plastic - featuring the Adidas 4D midsole developed in partnership with technology company Carbon.