An Australian-based online pattern company claims to be the first business of its kind to provide custom sportswear companies access to thousands of commercial ready, premium western sized clothing patterns that can be downloaded for immediate use.
13 new innovators have been virtually selected to join the latest round of the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme through an online webinar organised to overcome travel and health restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faced with widespread concerns over the complex issue of forced labour in cotton supply chains, taking steps to verify product integrity is more important than ever. Forensic science is a key tool in this quest for certainty, with tests of the product proving a reliable way of confirming its origin, and flagging suspicious items for further screening and monitoring - as MeiLin Wan, Judy Murrah and John Jasper explain.
The US manufacturing industry is calling for "aggressive" action from the government to help the industry better respond to Covid-19, including the creation of a US$1.4trn resiliency fund for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).
Fast Retailing Group, and fabric and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon, have become the latest to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group as a signatory brand and contributor, respectively.
Under the latest version of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), certified entities will have to calculate the gap between wages that are actually paid and living wages, and will be encouraged to work towards closing the distance.
UK fashion and homeware retailer Next Plc has warned it could lose up to GBP1bn (US$1.15bn) in sales as the coronavirus impacts demand - but says it is armed with various measures that could help control costs and conserve cash.