The latter half of the 20th century brought about a revolution in the fashion industry with the rise of big, well known brands, high streets and shopping malls, and the emergence of the middle class. As per Trista Bridges and Donald Eubank’s book ‘Leading Sustainability: The path to Sustainable Bu... Read more
It’s common to see people wearing suit with casual shoes, leggings with heels, or yoga pants at work. Growing interest in health, recycling and environmental protection is compelling consumers to mix sports and fashion and create new style trends. Sportswear brands are adapting to this new reality by co... Read more
The planet’s biodiversity is declining at a fast rate with the apparel industry being one of the most significant contributors to this loss. Indeed, global apparel companies have been launching myriad initiatives to become carbon neutral. However, measuring the impact of their operations on the environm... Read more
A report by GlobalData revealed post COVID-19, sustainability has become one of the most important theme for fashion businesses across the world. Public anger over the lack of action on climate change and corruption has accelerated sustainability discussions amongst fashion retailers.
Retailers need to adapt... Read more
Eco-friendly fashion is the new buzzword as high street fashion brands like Zara, H&M are launching sustainable collections with aspirational names like C&A's ‘Wear the Change’, Zara's ‘join life’ or H&M's ‘Conscious’. Capitalizing on the consumers’ ... Read more
To be held concurrently with the first Shenzhen edition of Yarn Expo, as well as CHIC and PH Value, Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics will offer China a comprehensive, convenient platform for sourcing between seasons. The rebranded expo will be held from July 15-17, 2020 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition a... Read more
As adopting a sustainable lifestyle becomes more and more important today given the current situation with COVID-19, plus-size shoppers are at a disadvantage as sustainable clothes are normally not available in their sizes.
Affordability hampers sustainability
Independent brands do not normally create a ful... Read more
As COVID-19 forced gyms and workout studios to close doors, the activewear industry suffered huge losses. However, apparel makers still have a chance to improve sales if they start offering clothes in natural fibers with performance technologies.
A recent NPD Group survey notes the adult activewear industry ... Read more
In its bid to prioritize profits over everything else, global fashion industry has been veering away from its original purpose for the last few years. The outbreak of COVID-19 has further exposed the industry’s deep-seated disregard for the environments. The only way forward is to infuse a social purpos... Read more
Ever since China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) launched its green fiber program several years ago, about 30 chemical fiber companies have been qualified for the certificate of the green fiber logo and the green fiber-rich products.
China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) recently organi... Read more
In their new report titled, ‘Weaving a Better Future: Rebuilding a More Sustainable Fashion Industry After COVID-19,’ Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and technology company Higg Co lay out a framework for a phased rebuilding of the fashion industry that elevates the role of social and environmental commitment... Read more
Experts and industry leaders have been highlighting the need for lessening the impact of fashion on the environment now; COVID-19 has accelerated the industry’s need to be sustainable. Sustainability is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and contributing to greater... Read more
Brands and manufacturers are debating as to whether sustainability initiatives will take a back seat after COVID-19, as economic resurgence takes precedence. The fifth Fashion Transparency Index published by Fashion Revolution Week explores how brands, manufacturers and thought-leaders are analysing current metrics and... Read more
Spurring the biggest economic contraction since World War II, COVID-19 has hit every sector from finance to hospitality. Its discretionary nature makes the sector particularly vulnerable, say McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion in a Coronavirus update to the ‘State of Fashion 2020’ report. The av... Read more