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

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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

LIM College

Business Features

LIM College Announces Cotton Climate Challenge Winners

LIM College’s “Virtual Sustainability Expo” challenged students to develop cotton-based concepts for sustainable fashion businesses.

clock April 30, 2020Tracey Meyers




The GOTS certification saw a 35 percent increase in certified facilities last year, the highest growth on record with even U.S.-based manufacturers feeling the love (of new demand).

clock March 5, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

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Top of the Crop: Adidas, Ikea, H&M Group Rank in Sustainable Cotton

The Sustainable Cotton Ranking urges brands to form policy, be transparent and actually uptake “sustainable cotton,” as the gap widens.

clock February 13, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

Supima Cotton

Business Features

Field Notes: In the Name of Accountability

The push for accountability will continue through 2020 and beyond as more brands and retailers prioritize sustainability.

clock December 17, 2019Tracey Meyers

Applied DNA

Business Features

Traceability and the Dynamics of ‘Conflicted Cotton’

Cotton traceability systems can identify the species, geographic origin, and integrity of the fiber as it is produced into finished goods.

clock November 8, 2019Tracey Meyers

Lahgo's Restore rib tank.


Here Comes Lunya’s Significant Other, Lahgo

The designer created sleepwear for men who wear nothing special, or nothing at all, to bed.

clock October 10, 2019Sharon Edelson



BCI Names H&M, Gap and Nike Among Top Sourcing Partners

The Better Cotton Initiative’s retailer and brand members sourced over one million metric tons of “Better Cotton.”

clock June 25, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Cone Denim Organic Cotton

Business Features

Cone Denim Unveils Organically Grown Cotton Capsule Collection

Cone Denim’s Organic Cotton Capsule collection is part of its Sustainblue portfolio.

clock April 25, 2019Tracey Meyers


Business Features

Fashion Brands Ramp Up Use of ‘Better Cotton,’ Says BCI

A record-breaking number of fashion brands are sourcing sustainable cotton through the Better Cotton Initiative.

clock March 15, 2019Tracey Meyers



Last of Its Cotton Kind: Giza 45

Ayman Nassar, ceo and founder of Egyptian cotton producer Setcore Spinning, speaks on the “rarest, most luxurious” cotton: Giza 45.

clock March 11, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

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A look from Charles de Vilmorin's capsule collection.


Rising Designer Charles de Vilmorin Has No Time to Waste

clock 18hJoelle Diderich

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