The Austrian retail and real estate group Signa Holding GmbH executed a capital increase of 700 million euros (around 775 million US dollars or 622 million British pounds) by its existing shareholders last week. Moreover, its largest subsidiary Signa Prime Selection AG, as the flagship real estate company […]

To build on longstanding efforts to reduce environmental impacts and drive positive change, Gucci is offsetting all remaining Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions annually from its own operations and the entire supply chain through four critically important REDD+ projects that support forest conservation […]

Fashion companies continue to invest in strategies that promote inclusion. Macy's is the latest such company, as the American retailer, which operates Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, has announced a new approach intended to ensure that it reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. The company […]

BACKGROUND Six years ago, the worst industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh occurred. More than 4,000 people were buried under debris and at least 1,138 killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed, housing several garment factories where western apparel companies manufactured their clothes. […]

Despite the prospect of significant gains in efficiency and sustainability, 3D adoption within the apparel industry remains relatively slow compared to the otherwise fast-paced world of fashion. A lack of skilled workforce with practical know-how as well as direct experience of the benefits and gains […]

Sustainability has finally become more than just a buzzword with brands, retailers and innovative companies following through and taking responsibility. August saw brands especially becoming ambitious and setting sustainable targets for themselves in terms of water consumption, materials used and carbon […]

Saitex, recognised as the ‘world’s cleanest denim factory’ has become the only large scale denim manufacturer in the world to receive B Corp distinction, after achieving a score of 105.6. Founded in 2001, Saitex is a bluesign approved, LEED-certified and Fair Trade facility using technology for maximum […]

Sweddish fast-fashion retailer H&M on Thursday announced it will suspend leather purchases from Brazil as a direct response to the horrific Amazon fires that have provoked a global outcry. The boycott comes after US retailing giant VF Corporation, which owns a string of brands including Timberland, […]

When the average person thinks of a banana, he or she typically imagines a yellow, crescent-shaped fruit, curving upwards towards tapered ends with dark colored tips at each end. So when the question of whether one could claim copyright protection for an adult banana costume embodying these very common […]

Global sustainability initiative Fashion for Good has launched the Good Fashion Fund, a collaboration between the C&A Foundation, Hong Kong-based The Mills Fabrica and Dutch impact investment and advisory firm Fount. Its aim is to spearhead systemic change in the apparel and footwear supply chain by […]

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