The EU and the US appear reluctant to remove preferential trade access for Cambodia’s garments sector, Fitch’s BMI research unit said on Tuesday, despite calls from rights groups in the wake of a political crackdown.
The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernise in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said.
OTB, the holding company of Italian fashion billionaire Renzo Rosso, quadrupled its Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) to €21.5 million in 2017. Though total group revenue slid 2.4 percent over the same 12 months.
The initiative is the latest attempt by the industry to clean up its image and expunge the scourge of "blood diamonds" blamed for financing conflict in poor African countries, such as Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics. But in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve traditional textiles.
Zero clothing waste pioneer Zero Waste Daniel (ZWD) has partnered with NY's first gender-free clothing store for a pop-up and presentation to reveal a capsule called Gene(cis): Why Do We Dress Like This? A Fashion Story.
Tracy Reese has collaborated with artist Mel Chin on a capsule collection called Flint Fits. The pieces are made of fabric manufactured from old plastic water bottles, inspired by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.