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Business Features

Fashion Start-up Thr3efold Seeks Funding for New Tech Platform

Thr3efold is crowdfunding the development of its new technology platform, seeking funding by Aug. 15.

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Business Features

Quality Is King: Consumers Prefer Quality Over Price

Consumers are increasingly choosing quality over price, according to recent studies.

clock June 29, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Financial

Global Economies on Course for 2018; Trade Wars a Question for 2019

An escalation of tariffs or quotas could cause supply chain disruptions.

clock June 11, 2018Vicki M. Young

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Technology

Cone Denim Will Soon Debut New Sustainable Denim

Cone Denim’s new Tencel x Refibra blend will debut at the Kingpins show in New York on June 6 and 7.

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Aniela Hoitink at work in her studio.

Fashion Scoops

Mushroom-Made Fashion Authority Aniela Hoitink Talks Global Change-Sparked Innovation

Once her mycelium-made designs are worn out, the agreements are meant to be buried in the ground to decompose.

clock May 29, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Through a new partnership with AKR Textiles, Good Clothing Company aims to bolster manufacturing in Fall River, Mass.

Fashion Scoops

Good Clothing Company Teams With AKR Textile

AKR Textile has taken a substantial minority stake in the Good Clothing Company and will shift 20 percent of its production to the U.S.

clock May 24, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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Denim

Vilebrequin Inks Denim License With Italy’s Giada SpA

The first collection for men and women is to debut at retail in spring 2019.

clock May 15, 2018Martino Carrera

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Retail

DBW Sets Sights on Sustainability Leadership Via Textile Production in Vietnam

Thomas Hebestreit, the chief executive officer of Royal Spirit Group, discusses.

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Technology

Artistic Milliners Launches Sustainable ‘Artistic Energy’ Initiative

The company invested $27.3 million in its Artistic Energy program.

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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.

clock April 23, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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Retail

Nisolo and Ecosphere+ Collaborate to Advance Environmental Efforts

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

clock April 19, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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.

clock April 18, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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.

clock April 10, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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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.

clock April 5, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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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.

clock April 5, 2018Tracey Greenstein

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