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Bangladesh Accord: Factory Fixes Taking Longer

The process of fixing factories has been slower than expected, with only about 20 percent of problems addressed so far.

Huntsman Adds Black to Avitera Sustainable Dye Range

Huntsman has developed a groundbreaking reactive black dye called Avitera Black SE that is free from restricted arylamines, including PCA.

Women picking cotton.

Cotton Diaries: India Makes It to the Top, But at What Price?

WWD traveled through western India’s prime cotton-growing areas to get an up-close look at India’s unique cotton economics.

Asian Trade Fairs Cope With Change

Organizers in China and Japan are shifting their focus.

Cone Denim’s expanded range of dyed denim made with rain water.

Cone Denim’s Jiaxing Plant Gets Oeko-Tex Stamp

The Cone Denim Jiaxing facility is a state-of-the-art, vertically integrated operation known for its performance and premium denim fabrics.

Guatemalan Apparel Show: Textiles Seen Recovering Fortunes

Guatemala’s textile industry is betting exports will rise 6 percent to $1.6 billion this year.

Markets

Sustainable Brands Increasingly Catch Investors’ Eyes

Private equity firms are increasingly making eco-investments in the fashion and retail market.

Bangladesh Industry Faces Major Challenges, Reports Say

The industry in Bangladesh is the second largest exporter in the world, after China, with exports of more $24.5 billion in 2014. The sector employs more than 4 million workers, 80 percent of whom are women.

Cannes Documentary Takes Aim at Fast Fashion

Andrew Morgan dissects the human and environmental consequences of the clothing industry.