Global fashion retailers plan to increase organic cotton intake in 2013

Seventy-one percent of respondents are planning to increase organic cotton for 2013 and that additional sustainable fibers are also slated for growth, according to...

The Netherland’s Marga Weimans wins IAF International Designer Award

Last night during the 29th IAF World Fashion Convention, the annual highlight of the 7th IAF International Designer Award Fashion Show, was held at the...

India: New policy to regulate functioning of used clothing by SEZs

The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Division, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has prescribed a new policy to regulate...

IAF is working on global framework for sustainability

In the general assembly of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), held in Shanghai-Kunshan (China), IAF President Harry van Dalfsen announced that his federation is...

Bangladesh: CPD recommends Tk 6,560 as RMG minimum wage for entry level workers for...

Proposing to gradually raise the minimum wage for the RMG workers, a study by the Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recommended that the...

Continuation of central sector schemes for sericulture sector in XII plan period

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of three Central Sector Schemes of the Ministry of Textiles relating to sericulture sector....

USA: INVISTA Acquires ADVANSA’S Specialty Polyester Apparel Assets and Related Technologies

Speciality fiber producers INVISTA and ADVANSA, have announced the acquisition of ADVANSA’s assets related to the Speciality Polyester products sector for apparel end uses,...

USA: SA8000-2014 Version by Spring next year

SA International is in the process of revising the SA8000 standards. The organization has received and analyzed revision comments from over 30 subject matter...

Crude oil prices drop as Libya output rises

West Texas Intermediate crude dropped to a one-month low as Libya’s oil production rose and the threat of military strikes against Syria receded, damping...

Samsung’s Cheil sells fashion unit to focus on electronics

Cheil Industries Inc, a unit of South Korea's biggest business conglomerate Samsung Group, said it would sell its fashion business to unlisted affiliate Samsung...

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