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Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain

Reporting from the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, in this article I cover the event “Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” with Jenn Swain (Jenn) from Burton, Tony Alvarez (Tony) from Volcom, and moderated by Mark Prosé from Control Union….

The UK, the Government, and the Fashion Industry

Last week, Boris Johnson from the Conservative party won a majority government.  What does that mean to the UK fashion industry?  The British Fashion Council said that it would “keep working with the government to make sure the interests of the…

USMCA gets approval to replace 25-year old NAFTA

The US, Mexico, and Canada have finalized a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Back in September, our friends at Manufacturer.com published an article about “Exploring business and the USMCA in the USA.”…

International working standards in the apparel industry

This article was inspired by a recent article discussing Amazon’s business practices in developing countries; looking at how Amazon chooses to do business with suppliers who have been banned (blacklisted) by others in the fashion industry.   We explore compliance, labor,…

The how-to of intelligent design built with sustainability

At the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, I had the pleasure of attending the “Sustainability Design Workshop” hosted by Amelia Williams.   Amelia began as a designer, preceded to become a design educator, and now provides consulting to the industry.   She spent…

Go Global acquires Mod Cloth, watch the transformation

Go Global has been exploring the purchase of Mod Cloth for the past few months after a long discovery process Go Global decided to acquire the Mod Cloth brand as they believe they can help them across the board. In…

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

According to Sourcing Journal Online, a growing number of teens cite Amazon as their “favorite shopping website.” In fact, a report from Elite SEM uncovered that Amazon is where 72 percent of Gen Z women find new brands. Even so,…

Is Coachella the New Fashion Week(ends)?

Coachella- The New Fashion Week(ends)?

Despite being preceded by South by Southwest (SXSW) and Ultra Music Festival, Coachella marks the official start of “festival season.” Now, it is considered “in style” to attend these events. Ultimately, this is where the influencers of social media, music,…

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence 

Counterfeit goods bring to mind fake designer purses emblazoned with the interlocking C’s or G’s sold on Canal Street in New York or along Santee Alley in Los Angeles. At this point, a one or two bag purchase may seem…


China’s Eco-Tax Will Effect Textiles

China is trying to shift its reputation as a significant global polluter through a new “eco-tax.” In fact, the Chinese government lists pollution control as one of its “three tough battles,” reported Just-Style. A major driver in achieving sustainability for…

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