Marks & Spencer has announced a number of changes to its supply change management that will see payment terms to suppliers lengthened and the use of new technology to gather feedback directly from workers in its clothing supply chains in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The latest glove knitting technology from Japanese machine builder Shima Seiki will be on display at the A+A 2013 Safety, Security and Health at Work International Trade Fair which takes place in D?sseldorf, Germany in November.
Gildan Activewear has been named in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods sector, becoming one of only two North American companies to be included in the list, with effect from September 23, 2013.
Lenzing has launched ?Natural Connection?, a new marketing concept created specifically for fabrics and garments made with a blend of Tencel and cotton, unveiled at this week?s Premiere Vision and Texworld exhibitions in Paris.
CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Consultant for Clean by Design Initiative ? Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation?s largest and most effective environmental organizations, is seeking a consultant to work in its Clean by Design initiative in close coordination with the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA). ?Clean by Design addresses the environmental impacts of the apparel/fashion industry, with particular emphasis on the environmental impacts of textile dyeing and finishing abroad.
This year's Planet Textiles Conference is to be held 22nd October 2013 in Shanghai. Jointly organised by Ecotextile News and Messe Frankfurt, Planet Textiles tackles the crucial issues of sustainability in the global textiles sector.