LVMH chief financial officer Jean-Jacques Guiony said China is a “complex country,” but the group is not worried about doing business there.
Some 50 percent of brands and retailers expect to see a rise in consumer spending on sustainable apparel over the next 12 months.
The company has created the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.
“If they can’t run a business that is not free of exploitation and modern slavery, then simply, they can’t run a business.”
The North Face will design a collection for fall 2022 with regenerative cotton grown in the U.S., partnering with tech company Indigo Ag.
The Secretary of State called out China for its treatment of Uyghurs in the region, which accounts for 20 percent of global cotton supply.
The U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton raises a broader question of the state of traceability and “sustainable cotton” in the industry.
The sustainability-minded BCI said the allegations of forced labor have made for an “increasingly untenable operating environment.”
The restaurant chain is upcycling its old avocado pits for its limited “Avo Dye” collection, while underlining its commitment to organically grown cotton.
The line will be in organic cotton and part of the spring 2021 collection.
Supima’s annual design competition will be held virtually in early September.
Bvlgari's Jean-Christophe Babin describes diversity and inclusion as an ethos embedded into the renowned brand.