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Retailers and unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers' safety accord

Retailers and unions agree on 3-month extension to Bangladesh workers' safety accord

Retailers and unions negotiating over a legally binding workers' safety accord in Bangladesh due to expire on Monday reached a tentative deal to extend it by three months, unions involved in discussions said.
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Mexico accuses major clothing brands of cultural appropriation

Mexico accuses major clothing brands of cultural appropriation

Mexico has blasted major clothing brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl for using patterns and other elements of Mexican indigenous textiles in their collections without permission, the ministry of culture said Friday.
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We aRe Spin Dye signs collab deal with Hugo Boss

We aRe Spin Dye signs collab deal with Hugo Boss

We aRe Spin Dye (WRSD) has announced a collaboration agreement with international premium fashion giant Hugo Boss as the latter accelerates its drive towards a more sustainable future.
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Big names join European textile recycling initiative

Big names join European textile recycling initiative

​A raft of major names are taking part in a new textile recycling drive with the launch of the Sorting for Circularity Project that, as its name suggests, aims to improve textile sorting so more textiles can be recycled.
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Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

Fashion's green future of seaweed coats and mushroom shoes

From making algae-sequin dresses, dyeing clothes with bacteria to planting trackable pigments in cotton, an emerging tide of innovations offers the fashion industry a chance to clean up its woeful environmental record.
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Puma plans to use 90% sustainable materials by 2025

Puma plans to use 90% sustainable materials by 2025

Sportswear and equipment manufacturer Puma has set itself the goal of manufacturing 90% of its products from more sustainable materials by 2025. The group will also make 75% of the polyester it uses recycled by then.
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Going home: Covid sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

Going home: Covid sparks Chinese exodus from Italian textile town

An unexpected victim of the coronavirus crisis is one of Italy's largest Chinese communities, now dwindling rapidly after more than 30 years of growth in a small town in Tuscany.
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Ikea joins forces with Mud Jeans to recycle denim

Ikea joins forces with Mud Jeans to recycle denim

Swedish brand Ikea, which is set to open on Paris’ rue de Rivoli in June, has partnered with Dutch label Mud Jeans to launch a project to reuse used denim and recycle it into a sofa cover. 
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Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Maya Lakis in collab boot project with Melanie Huynh for charity

Shoe designer Maya Lakis has teamed up with her good friend Melanie Huynh, the noted stylist and founder of beauty brand Holidermie, to create a capsule boot collection for a Cambodian girls' charity.
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French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

French Federation planning live Paris menswear shows this summer

The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode confirmed Friday that it is planning to host live catwalk shows in Paris this summer, during the upcoming menswear season in June.
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Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online share of retail sales jumps to 19% amid lockdowns - U.N.

Online sales accounted for nearly a fifth of total retail turnover last year as lockdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic fuelled a boom in e-commerce, a United Nations study released on Monday showed.
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In Germany, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof director fears the impact of continued lockdowns

In Germany, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof director fears the impact of continued lockdowns

Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof director Miguel Müllenbach has planned numerous discount campaigns for when lockdown regulations ease. Germany’s last department store chain may require additional aid from the state.
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Scoop x Pure combo show to happen in September, with menswear added in

Scoop x Pure combo show to happen in September, with menswear added in

Trade show organisers are continuing to reschedule key shows and Hyve Group has announced that it will stage Scoop X Pure and sourcing show Pure Origin at the Old Truman Brewery in London on September 7-9.
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Kontoor drives development of US hemp through expansion of industrial partnership

Kontoor drives development of US hemp through expansion of industrial partnership

The owner of Lee and Wrangler announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its collaboration with industrial hemp producer Panda Biotech in order to accelerate the commercialization of U.S.-grown and processed hemp.
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Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

The company called it a milestone and said it helps drive a “paradigm shift toward eco-responsible production and eco-conscious consumption of fashion and home textile items".
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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