textiles, waste, sustainability, fashion


Short Takes: Testing Circular Fashion in Bangladesh, Seaweed Fiber

Bangladesh is moving further into the circular economy with 30 key brands and businesses on board, and at Pangaia, seaweed and eucalyptus find new form in clothing.

clock February 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Hanro The Little Market

Fashion Scoops

Hanro and The Little Market Support Giving Tuesday

One hundred percent of proceeds from the lingerie bag support artisan women in Bangladesh.

clock November 19, 2020Kellie Ell


Asian Garment Sector Struggles in COVID-19’s Wake

An ILO report found massive declines in exports from 10 key producing countries.

clock October 21, 2020John Zarocostas

Workers at the Sparrow factory in Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Factories Reopen Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Bangladesh workers are returning to factories despite confusion over safety protocols and as the industry loses billions of dollars worth of orders due to the pandemic.

clock May 11, 2020Mayu Saini

A garment factory in Cambodia.

Government and Trade

Global Fashion Industry Calls for Government Action to Support Sector

Sixty-six global industry organizations signed the appeal, which came the same day leading retailers, brands and unions agreed form a working group to help develop support for apparel manufacturers.

clock April 22, 2020WWD Staff

Bangladesh, sustainability

Government and Trade

Safety On the Line: H&M Responds to Bangladesh Garment Factory Boiler Explosion, What Lies Ahead

In Bangladesh, is one garment factory worker death too many? The country saw $34 billion in exports and is readying for renewed industry interest.

clock December 13, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

The Little Market x Hanro collaboration

Fashion Scoops

Luxury Lingerie Brand Hanro Teams With The Little Market for Latest Collab

One hundred percent of proceeds will support the nonprofit.

clock December 3, 2019Kellie Ell

Lululemon store front


Lululemon’s CEO Calvin McDonald Reflects on the Company’s Success

The brand is made up of athletes designing for athletes. “And we’re in the early innings,” McDonald says.

clock October 29, 2019Kellie Ell

Tadashi Yanai and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Human Resources

Fast Retailing Signs Partnership with UN Women

The agreement will include an investment of $1.6 million over two years.

clock June 28, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Rubana Huq, the new head of the BGMEA.

Government and Trade

Accord Gets an Extension in Bangladesh, New BGMEA President Leads Changes

Rubana Huq stands out in the history of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association as its first woman president, and is pushing for a greater focus on workers’ welfare.

clock May 22, 2019Mayu Saini

Human Rights Watch's report argues that brands’ poor sourcing and purchasing practices are a big contributor to human rights violations in factories.

Business Features

Factory Abuse Begins With Brands

Human Rights Watch’s 66-page report reveals human rights violations still depend on brands’ sourcing and purchasing practices.

clock May 6, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh’s Reliance on Apparel, Textiles Grows

The industry remains the country’s largest, but WTO members urged Bangladesh to reduce reliance on the sector.

clock April 5, 2019John Zarocostas

In the years since the Accord and Alliance were created, millions of dollars have been spent to improve conditions for factory workers.

Government and Trade

As Alliance Exits, Accord Faces Battle in Bangladesh

While the Alliance gets ready to leave, the Accord is struggling for an extension.

clock December 24, 2018Mayu Saini

Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest rally blocking a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 September 2018. According to media reports, workers from ready-made garment factories rejected the government's decision to raise their minimum monthly wage to 8,000 as they demanded instead a minimum monthly wage up to 16,000, for an estimate of 4.4 million garment workers.Garment workers stage demonstration over minimum wage in Bangladesh, Dhaka - 14 Sep 2018

Government and Trade

Protests Break Out Over Bangladesh Minimum Wage

The government has authorized an increase of 51 percent, but apparel industry representatives are sticking to their demand of a 100 percent boost.

clock September 17, 2018Mayu Saini

Masses of women leave their factories at the end of the day in Chittagong, southern Bangladesh. This region has more than 500,000 people employed in its garment sector.

Government and Trade

In Bangladesh’s Factories, Rohingya Refugees Work in Fear Under the Radar

Fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, members of the Rohingya group secretly work in the nation’s apparel sector — but hide their true origins.

clock July 13, 2018Dene-Hern Chen

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