A UK-based supplier of metal powders and glitters has today (26 March) launched what it claims is the world's first plastic-free glitter for the fashion industry, based on natural materials and designed to decompose like a leaf in the natural environment to leave no trace.
Fashion retailer Guess Inc has partnered with fabric producer Candiani Denim to develop a new capsule collection for men and women made with environmentally conscious materials and manufacturing processes.
US sporting goods giant Nike has received its third accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) for its social compliance programme - a move that confirms the company continues to have policies and practices in place to monitor and fix labour abuses in its supply chain.
Shares in Moss Bros Group were down by more than 10% this afternoon (26 March) as the men's wear retailer swung to a loss for the year ended 26 January on factors including lower retail store sales, weaker sterling and significant cost headwinds.
Shares in Ascena Retail Group, owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant chains, have jumped more than 12% after the company said it is selling a majority stake in its Maurices women's clothing business for $300m.
The US may be able to start sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan again following the Department of Labor's determination that the use of forced and child labour in the cotton harvest has been significantly reduced.
George, the fashion and homewares arm of UK supermarket group Asda, is taking a number of steps to improve the ethical and environmental impact of its products - including using only polyester that is sourced from recycled materials by 2025, and publishing a list of its second tier apparel supplier factories.
Struggling UK department store retailer Debenhams today (22 March) revealed it is seeking a cash injection of up to GBP200m (US$263m) from existing lenders - just minutes before Sports Direct International offered to buy its Danish business Magazin du Nord for GBP100m.