Textile Exchange has received commitments from various apparel brands to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), which is a voluntary global standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and of the land they graze on.
The chief executives of seven top clothing companies, including H&M, Gap and Adidas, are calling on governments to agree a strong climate change deal, saying they fear global warming will drive up their costs.
"Who made your clothes?" The second year of the social network campaign has been launched to encourage fashion brands to be more transparent and to mark the two years since the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh.
American designer Eileen Fisher is collaborating with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to launch the Eileen Fisher Social Innovator Award, which will be given to three student womenswear designers.