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BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

BFC launches Student Fabric Initiative

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is expanding its support for students with a new the Student Fabric Initiative, a waste-efficient scheme.
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The Lycra company announces new co-CEOs

The Lycra company announces new co-CEOs

Lycra announced the appointment of Yafu Qiu, chairman of The Lycra Company, and Julien Born, chief commercial officer of The Lycra Company, as co-chief executive officers.
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Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

Texworld Evolution to hold a second showroom from July 5 to 9

After a successful trial in February, Texworld Evolution organiser Messe Frankfurt will hold another showroom in Paris from July 5 to 9 to maintain a physical meeting point despite the absence of its trade shows.
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Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

Karl Lagerfeld unveils eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta

The house of Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled its debut eco-conscious collection with Amber Valletta, with part of the sustainably chic collection made from vegan cactus leather.
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Soorty pioneers sustainable cotton farming with launch of regenerative farming practices

Soorty pioneers sustainable cotton farming with launch of regenerative farming practices

Pakistan-based vertically integrated denim business Soorty has launched the ‘Soorty Organic Cotton Initiative’ to pioneer the use of organic cotton farmed with regenerative practices in denim production.
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Garments labelled as “sustainable” account for 79% of Mango’s range

Garments labelled as “sustainable” account for 79% of Mango’s range

The Catalan fashion label aims for 100% of its clothes to have “sustainable features” by 2022, and to eventually stop using as many as 160 million plastic bags per year.
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Luxury: digital initiatives, narratives now essential for the industry

Luxury: digital initiatives, narratives now essential for the industry

In the last year, the luxury industry’s digitalisation process has accelerated at all levels, radically transforming the labels’ relationship with the public, as shown recently by Bottega Veneta, Versace and Balmain.
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'Xinjiang cotton is my love': Patriots on show at China Fashion Week

'Xinjiang cotton is my love': Patriots on show at China Fashion Week

Designer Zhou Li took to the stage amid applause following her runway show at China Fashion Week with a prop that has political overtones: a bouquet of cotton plants.
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Global garment makers unite to demand better terms from retailers

Global garment makers unite to demand better terms from retailers

Garment makers in nine countries spanning Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have banded together to demand better contract terms from global clothing retailers, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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Moore Maxxam launches kidswear using key ultra-stretch fabric

Moore Maxxam launches kidswear using key ultra-stretch fabric

A new premium clothing brand has just been launched with Moore Maxxam aiming to “create a collection of revolutionary, sustainable, comfortable, and multi-purpose slow-fashion clothing”.
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After H&M, more foreign retail brands under fire in China in Xinjiang fallout

After H&M, more foreign retail brands under fire in China in Xinjiang fallout

More foreign retail brands came under criticism from social media in China on Thursday, in the wake of Beijing's propaganda offensive against H&M over the Swedish company's previously aired concerns on Xinjiang.
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H&M's Xinjiang cotton ban sparks China backlash

H&M's Xinjiang cotton ban sparks China backlash

Swedish clothing giant H&M's decision to no longer source cotton from China's Xinjiang region is drawing a backlash as the country adopts an increasingly assertive stance against accusations of human rights violations.
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Bestseller takes big step in organic cotton, also pauses Myanmar orders

Bestseller takes big step in organic cotton, also pauses Myanmar orders

The Jack & Jones owner said a long-standing a major denim supplier has worked with it to secure “farm-to-fashion traceability for its indigenous Organic Cotton" with the firm saying this is a "game-changer" development.
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Ralph Lauren to launch first scalable zero-wastewater system for cotton dyeing

Ralph Lauren to launch first scalable zero-wastewater system for cotton dyeing

The American fashion group has announced the launch of Color on Demand, a multi-phased system seeking to revolutionize one of the most polluting processes in the fashion industry.
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Payment startups big winners of e-commerce boom

Payment startups big winners of e-commerce boom

They were little known before the pandemic, but startups in the flourishing digital payment industry are now worth a fortune as Covid-19 has forced people to increasingly embrace e-commerce.
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With traditional fabrics, Nigerian designers fashion a new aesthetic

With traditional fabrics, Nigerian designers fashion a new aesthetic

Weaving contemporary designs into a traditional West African fabric, Nigerian Tsemaye Binitie is creating fashion he hopes can also bridge the gap between luxury and the everyday.
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