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Fashion Features

LVMH Not Worried About Fallout From Xinjiang Cotton Controversy

LVMH chief financial officer Jean-Jacques Guiony said China is a “complex country,” but the group is not worried about doing business there.

clock April 13, 2021Joelle Diderich

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol found   increased consumer spending and investment in environmentally friendly practices.

Materials

Consumer Demand for Sustainable Products and Business Practices Spikes During Pandemic

Some 50 percent of brands and retailers expect to see a rise in consumer spending on sustainable apparel over the next 12 months.

clock March 30, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Ralph Lauren introduces Color on Demand, seeking to revolutionize how fashion industry dyes cotton.

Designer and Luxury

Ralph Lauren Seeks to Transform How Fashion Industry Dyes Cotton

The company has created the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.

clock March 22, 2021Lisa Lockwood

Cotton, Xinjiang, farming, government, trade, sustainability, human rights

Business

U.K. Modern Slavery Act Isn’t Working as Intended, Expert Alleges

“If they can’t run a business that is not free of exploitation and modern slavery, then simply, they can’t run a business.”

clock March 17, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

The North Face, agriculture, brand, VF Corp, sustainability

Environment

The North Face Eyes Regenerative Cotton for Fall 2022. Who’s Next?

The North Face will design a collection for fall 2022 with regenerative cotton grown in the U.S., partnering with tech company Indigo Ag.

clock February 8, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

Michael Maccari

Business

Maccari Joins Truth Alone as Artistic Director

The former Perry Ellis designer has joined the sustainably focused men’s and women’s brand.

clock February 4, 2021Jean E. Palmieri

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Government and Trade

Pompeo Declares Genocide in China’s Xinjiang Province

The Secretary of State called out China for its treatment of Uyghurs in the region, which accounts for 20 percent of global cotton supply.

clock January 19, 2021Evan Clark

Branch of ripe cotton on the cotton field

Business

Did Xinjiang Cotton Crisis Up Stakes for Traceability?

The U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton raises a broader question of the state of traceability and “sustainable cotton” in the industry.

clock January 14, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Government and Trade

Better Cotton Initiative Stops Xinjiang Field Activity

The sustainability-minded BCI said the allegations of forced labor have made for an “increasingly untenable operating environment.”

clock October 21, 2020Evan Clark

Supima Design Lab

Fashion Scoops

Supima Design Lab Takes Presentation Online

Finalists of the Hyères Festival and Supima’s New York Design competition were featured in the online event.

clock October 8, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Amanda Forastieri

Fashion Scoops

Supima Design Competition Winner Announced

The 13th annual runway show featured recent graduates of top fashion design schools.

clock September 14, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Chipotle, sustainable, capsule collection, avocado, food, fiber, gen z

Fashion Scoops

Chipotle Launching Sustainable Apparel Line Dyed With Avocados

The restaurant chain is upcycling its old avocado pits for its limited “Avo Dye” collection, while underlining its commitment to organically grown cotton.

clock August 3, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, Uighur drivers have their vehicles checked at a police check point in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region.

Government and Trade

Fashion’s Cry for Help on Forced Labor in China

Nearly one-fifth of all cotton comes from Xinjiang, where minority Muslims are said to be subjected to abuse and forced labor.

clock July 27, 2020Evan Clark

Fabiana Filippi's store in Dallas.

Designer and Luxury

Fabiana Filippi to Launch Eco-friendly Capsule in the U.S.

The line will be in organic cotton and part of the spring 2021 collection.

clock July 23, 2020Luisa Zargani

Supima Design Competition

Business Features

Supima’s Annual Design Competition Will Be Virtual

Supima’s annual design competition will be held virtually in early September.

clock July 9, 2020Tracey Meyers

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