Pakistan’s largest vertically integrated denim company, Soorty has launched an organic cotton initiative in partnership with WWF Pakistan and the Department of Agriculture Extension, Balochistan, along with support and input from the Laudes Foundation. The Soorty Organic Cotton Initiative (SOCI) aims […]

Swedish fashion giant H&M is to lay off more than 1,000 staff in Spain who are currently on furlough due to the pandemic, the Workers' Commission (CCOO) union said Tuesday. The fashion chain was not immediately available to confirm the information. A CCOO statement said the fashion brand had indicated […]

When the Ever Given ship was refloated at the end of March its 6-day delay caused a backlog of 370 ships according to Reuters. The congestion will have a rolling effect on supply chains, which may be felt for months to come. Insights from S&P Global suggest U.S. East Coast imports from western India, […]

In March, sustainability continues to be the new ‘must have’ of the fashion industry with brands collaborating with each other, retailers and tech or environmental companies. With products made from recycled materials, new sustainable innovations and ecological retail or resale concepts, they are hoping […]

The Manufacturers Payment and Delivery Terms Initiative took an important step yesterday, concluding its phase 1 during its second Global Working Group Meeting. This initiative has been started by the STAR Network- which is supported by GIZ FABRIC- and by the International Apparel Federation (IAF). […]

Direct-to-consumer fashion platform a.k.a Brands has acquired Australian streetwear label Culture Kings for an undisclosed sum. a.k.a said access to its platform will allow Culture Kings “to accelerate profitable growth in direct-to-consumer brands by leveraging collective scale and operational support […]

INTERVIEW Sustainability is becoming more and more relevant in the fashion industry, with even big brands like H&M and Asos working on greener ranges. Swiss bag brand Freitag, on the other hand, is not advertising a sustainable collection. It does not need to, as following a circular economy is firmly […]

The military crackdown in Myanmar is affecting factory workers. The Purchasing Mangers’ Index (PMI) conducted between March 12 and 23 was at 27.5, down from February’s 27.7. The news was reported by Business of Fashion. A figure below 50 is a sign of contraction, and these numbers are a record low. […]

In partnership with Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand, Nike has announced its Community Grants’ opening, aiming to provide 1 million dollars to organizations in the fight against racism. The new grant program is part of a 10-year, 100 million dollar commitment to the Black community by focusing on social […]

Sustainable and socially conscious womenswear and maternity wear brands Baukjen and Isabella Oliver, collectively known as the House of Baukjen, have been certified as the “highest scoring” fashion B Corp in the UK and the second highest in Europe, with a rating of “outstanding”. The British fashion […]

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