Zara's parent group announced the deployment of a mobile app for payment across all its retail outlets in Spain. Meanwhile, clothes collection containers for recycling will be installed across Spanish stores.
The Australian institutional body for merino wool and the Austrian specialist in cellulose fibres are working together to make the Tencel-Merino composite the go-to fibre for the high-end market by 2020.
Nordic pulp makers are developing clean ways to turn birch and pine trees into clothes or sofa covers to help revive their industry and meet demand from fashion and furniture firms for alternative textiles to cotton.
CanopyStyle, an initiative launched to protect ancient and endangered forests from clearcutting for fabric production, has managed to bring on board 60 brands, retailers and designers since its inception two years ago.