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.
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.
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.
The drive to embrace all-things sustainable continues to accelerate. Online luxury and fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter has upped its commitment to the cause, joining The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta initiative.
Models and freelancers in the creative industries can breath a sigh of relief. A new ‘stop-the-clock’ mechanism on the T5 (Temporary Worker) Creative visa has been introduced to ease related Immigration Rules.
The womenswear label founded in Marseille in 1985, is undertaking two actions – an administrative case in Europe and a lawsuit in France – against Charaf Tajer's label, which it accuses of trademark infringement.
The European Commission wants to propose in 2023 a more unified way of taxing companies in the European Union, hoping that such rules will stand a better chance if they follow global OECD solutions expected this year.
Vivobarefoot, the minimalist footwear business, has linked with Oxygen Project to highlight the issue of destructive algae blooms in bodies of water. And it has launched a shoe called Ultra Bloom made using algae.
Amazon on Thursday won its fight against an EU order to pay about €250M in back taxes to Luxembourg as Europe's second highest court dealt a blow to the bloc's crackdown against unfair tax deals for multinationals.
UK heritage textile manufacturer Cookson & Clegg (C&C) is expecting a 40% productivity boost through a transformational technology project, working with the ‘Made Smarter North West Adoption’ programme.