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
"Owning to its faulty approach, the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts have remained largely insufficient. Instead of completely overhauling its business model, so far the industry has only been focusing on recycled materials, waste and rented clothing. The latest ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry&rsquo... Read more
Criticising brands like Athleta or Uniqlo for their delayed adherence to sustainability should not be the focus instead, they need to be supported and their initiatives need to be highlighted to the general public.
Embedding sustainability into operations
Today, many brands have to embedded sustainability practices i... Read more
Jersey manufacturer Tintex has established itself as a global leader in smart innovation. The commitment to support brands in creating responsible collections is interwoven with its motto `Naturally Advanced’. At Première Vision the company presented its S/S 2021 collection and a new strategic approach to ... Read more
"Stepping up their sustainability efforts, fashion players like Kering and LVMH are organising hackathons that include awarding prizes to developers, students and experts to help them manage their supply chains and overproduction. However, as these hackathons lack proper resources or metrics, they run the risk of turni... Read more
Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion.
Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... Read more
"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more