manufacturing

A relative of a Rana Plaza victim cries at a 2016 memorial created for the garment factory workers.

Fashion Scoops

Abercrombie & Fitch Highlights Improved Working Conditions in Bangladesh After Protests

Abercrombie & Fitch claims that the fire, electrical and structural audits of its vendors’ facilities in Bangladesh have achieved a progress rate of 95 percent but activists still want the company to sign the renewal accord.

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Photo courtesy of Nisolo.

Retail

Nisolo and Ecosphere+ Collaborate to Advance Environmental Efforts

Nisolo partnered with Ecosphere+ to help save trees in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Cridland.

Retail

Tom Cridland’s ‘Half Century Jeans’ Designed for 50-Year Life Span

Half Century Jeans will last up to 50 years, backed with a guarantee of free repair or replacement.

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Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Fashion Scoops

Five Years After Rana Plaza, Leaders Emphasize Need for Brands to Sign Accord Renewal

Attendees emphasized the need for companies to support the renewal of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

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Technology

Survey: Under Growing Shadow of Amazon, Manufacturers Take on ‘Role of a Retailer’

The 2018 Intelligent Manufacturing survey conducted by JDA Software also revealed a commitment to technology investments.

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Technology

HanesBrands Earns EPA’s Energy Star Environmental Excellence Award

HanesBrands has won its ninth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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"Venetian Bauhaus" by Sigi Ahl.

Fashion Scoops

Eileen Fisher Will Use Salone del Mobile Installation to Remind the Fashion World to ‘Waste No More’

During next month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the “Waste No More” installation will be on view in Ventura Centrale’s vaulted tunnels.

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A look from BPD Expo in New York.

Markets

BPD Washhouse’s Denim Classes Attract Major U.S. Brands and Retailers

BPD Washhouse will offer denim courses tailored for brands and retailers this spring.

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Markets

NCTO Announces 2018 Chairman, Shares U.S. Textile Industry Analysis

The NCTO elected Marty Moran, ceo of Georgia-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., as the firm’s 2018 chairman.

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Photo courtesy of Queen of Raw.

Technology

Fabric Start-up Queen of Raw Collaborates With European Supplier

European supplier Kvadrat will collaborate with Queen of Raw to increase its supply of dead stock fabrics.

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The U.S. Supreme Court.

Government and Trade

National Council of Textile Organizations Now Offers Industry News Via ‘TIN’

The NCTO launched its new web site, “Textiles in the News.”

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Joseph J. Aresty

People

Joseph J. Aresty, Philanthropist and Former Alfred Dunner CEO, Dies at 95

In addition to turning Alfred Dunner into a leading U.S. apparel manufacturer, Joseph Aresty supported numerous organizations, including his alma mater the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Amish Shah, the founder and president of ALTR Created Diamonds.

Technology

Created Diamonds Spark Interests of Eco-Conscious Millennials

ALTR’s created diamonds appeal to a Millennial audience for its affordable price points and sustainable business model.

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A selection of brightly colored fabrics at Texworld USA. Courtesy of Messe Frankfurt North America.

Technology

Dow Chemical Company Unveils Sustainable Textile Treatment

The launch was announced today at the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists International Conference.

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Photo courtesy of Gerber Technology.

Technology

Improved Digital Solutions Pave Way for Sustainability

Digital solutions help streamline company-wide processes and mitigate waste, among other environmental stressors.

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