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Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

Stella McCartney heads to G7, at BFC Forum says eco is "the future of fashion"

One of fashion’s biggest names has issued a warning to the fashion sector not to get too complacent about current green drives as there’s a lot more work to be done, with legislation also needed. 
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Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Fast fashion still uses too many virgin synthetics - report

Must do better. Nearly half the women's clothes being sold by leading UK-based online retailers are still made entirely from new plastics, according to a Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) report. 
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Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Première Vision Sport postpones Portland and Boston editions until fall

Originally planned for August, the trade shows have been postponed to fall, with the Portland edition now set to run September 29 through 30, while the Boston event will take place October 4 through 5. 
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Adidas invests in Finnish textile recycling firm Spinnova

Adidas invests in Finnish textile recycling firm Spinnova

Adidas, which is seeking to increase the proportion of sustainable materials it uses in its products, is investing in Finland's Spinnova, a company that makes textile fibre out of wood or agricultural waste.
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Matty Bovan wins both 2021 International Woolmark Prizes; as support group opens new space in La Caserne

Matty Bovan wins both 2021 International Woolmark Prizes; as support group opens new space in La Caserne

Matty Bovan has won both the 2021 International Woolmark Prizes, in a special virtual event this year, the merino wool industry support group announced Thursday.
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Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

Fashion must be change influencer say speakers at BFC's Positive Fashion Forum

The fashion sector's trend-setting status can help influence change in other industries, but fashion companies also need to ensure that eco and ethical thinking are front of mind for their own commercial health.
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Israel bans sale of fur in fashion trade

Israel bans sale of fur in fashion trade

Israel announced a ban Wednesday on the sale of fur in the fashion trade, winning applause from the International Anti-Fur Coalition as the "first entire nation" to impose such a ban.
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UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

UK government launches watchdog to toughen garment workers' legal protection

​The UK fashion industry is on notice. The government is launching a major initiative to crack down on workplace abuse, with particular attention to garment production, in a bid to improve and protect workers’ rights.
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Zegna buys control of top-shelf fabric maker Tessitura Ubertino

Zegna buys control of top-shelf fabric maker Tessitura Ubertino

The Ermenegildo Zegna Group’s acquisition campaign continues. The high-end Italian apparel manufacturer and gentlemanly menswear brand has acquired control of Tessitura Ubertino, the top-shelf fabric maker.
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International Woolmark Prize releases Solange Knowles' Saint Heron film

International Woolmark Prize releases Solange Knowles' Saint Heron film

​The International Woolmark Prize, which is one of fashion’s most prestigious awards, has ramped up its publicity drive with the release of a 2021 video campaign created by Solange Knowles' Saint Heron agency.
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Retailers and unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers' safety accord

Retailers and unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers' safety accord

Retailers and unions negotiating over a legally binding workers' safety accord in Bangladesh due to expire on Monday reached a tentative deal to extend it by three months, unions involved in discussions said.
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Mexico accuses major clothing brands of cultural appropriation

Mexico accuses major clothing brands of cultural appropriation

Mexico has blasted major clothing brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl for using patterns and other elements of Mexican indigenous textiles in their collections without permission, the ministry of culture said Friday.
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We aRe Spin Dye signs collab deal with Hugo Boss

We aRe Spin Dye signs collab deal with Hugo Boss

We aRe Spin Dye (WRSD) has announced a collaboration agreement with international premium fashion giant Hugo Boss as the latter accelerates its drive towards a more sustainable future.
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Big names join European textile recycling initiative

Big names join European textile recycling initiative

​A raft of major names are taking part in a new textile recycling drive with the launch of the Sorting for Circularity Project that, as its name suggests, aims to improve textile sorting so more textiles can be recycled.
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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
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Puma plans to use 90% sustainable materials by 2025

Puma plans to use 90% sustainable materials by 2025

Sportswear and equipment manufacturer Puma has set itself the goal of manufacturing 90% of its products from more sustainable materials by 2025. The group will also make 75% of the polyester it uses recycled by then.
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