Textile Industry

Medellín, Colombia

Medellín is Colombia's second largest city and is nestled in the Aburrá Valley of the Andes Mountains. Medellín was founded in 1616 but remained a …

South America

This UK Store Will Buy Back Old Clothes to Cut Down on Waste

The department store John Lewis is set to buy back old clothes from customers — including used socks and underwear — in a bid to cut down the amount …

Sustainability

Unseen Plastics in Our Water

How citizen science informed a new study that revealed the extent of microplastic and microfiber pollution in marine ecosystems<p>The movement to stop …

Pollution

Low wages and the garment sector: What can the Karnataka govt do for employees?

The garment sector in Karnataka is plagued by several issues and the concern which has been dominating of late is regarding low wages.<p>The textile …

India

Trump Spares Made-in-USA Apparel With Most Machinery Tariff-Free

The clothing and footwear industry was largely spared as the Trump administration slapped tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, but a looming …

Economy

Firm seeks restoration of duty free benefits in U.S.

Chennai-based TCP Ltd, which produces inorganic chemicals, has called for the restoration of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits, which …

Duty-free

Mauritius ‘miracle’ puts Australia in the shade | Financial Times

During a private meeting at April’s Commonwealth summit in London, Australia’s representatives were keen to push the oft-repeated message that the …

Economic Development

Tale Me: clothes for a circular economy

The textile industry generates 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, more than those of all international flights and maritime …

Sustainability

Canadian industries warn tariff battle will raise costs, hit supply chains

Canadian industries ranging from aerospace to retail, construction and energy are warning that an escalating trade war could raise costs, disrupt supply chains and hurt competitiveness as Canada prepares retaliatory tariffs on an array of U.S. goods.<p>Ottawa last month announced plans to apply …

Business (Canada)

This Man Spends 500 Hours on a Single Embroidered Painting That No One Wants

Aishwarya Rai, Madhubala and Modi have all come under Ramdas Kajave's needle.<p>78-year-old Ramdas Kajave’s most prized possession is a 60-year-old needle. A hand embroidery artist from Maharashtra’s Ichalkaranji town, Kajave has spent more than 30,000 hours over six decades on embroidering 60 …

Textile Industry

The economy of Norwegian towns c. 1250-1350

The aim of this thesis is to explain why differences arose between Norwegian, Danish and English towns with regard to their economic functions

Medieval

Sharing Economy International Enters into a License Agreement to Establish ECrent Website Platform in North Korea

HONG KONG, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharing Economy International Inc. ("SEII" or "the Company") (SEII) today announced that its wholly-owned …

Sharing Economy

Denim Expert Ltd Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Denim Expert Ltd Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition as the First Bangladeshi Manufacturer – and we are stoked. We have been following the Denim …

Sustainability

Interview: Rob Davies, Minister of trade and industry, South Africa | Southern Africa

Industrial policy is bearing fruit. The trade and industry minister speaks to The Africa Report about developing regional value chains and the …

South Africa

The Westminster grad shining a light on fashion’s massive overconsumption

Today, a non-stop wave of young, upcoming designers are not only interested in bringing innovation to fashion, they’re also interested in pushing the industry towards a more sustainable future. Among this gang is Westminster MA graduate Priya Ahluwalia, who has a strong socially-conscious message …

Textile Industry

(More of) Watch What You Wear! – Better Than the Best Blog

Last time, you learned about the cottonseed fields and who works in them. Today, I will share what happens to the cotton once it leaves the field.<p>The …

Child Labor

Carolina Textile Care Opens Operations in Early Branch, South Carolina

Carolina Textile Care, plans to construct a new commercial laundry plant in Early Branch, South Carolina. The company’s $7.3 million investment is …

South Carolina

North Korea: Fashion’s Next Sourcing Opportunity?

While denuclearisation is the focus of the historic US-North Korea Summit, shrewd Asian manufacturers will be pondering the impact on business.<p><b>SEOUL,</b> …

North Korea

Photo Diary: Tredegar Iron Works

When the Confederate States of America was formed in 1861, it was the fourth-wealthiest country in the world at that time. But its agrarian-based …

War

GALLERY: Meet The Township Group helping Pick n Pay go green

CAPE TOWN - Retailer Pick n Pay has launched a plastic reducing initiative in partnership with The Township Group who has been supplying the retailer …

Sustainability

Dennis Foulkes: 65 years a rounders referee

It was probably no surprise that young Dennis became a rounders’ referee as his father, Harold, was a referee in the old Bolton Sunday Schools’ …

Manchester

Argentina’s economic turmoil leaves small businesses reeling

Like most other Argentine executives, Julian Groisman could hardly believe his ears when he heard that the central bank had raised interest rates to …

Interest Rates

matthew miller partners with k-swiss on line of 100% recycled tees

10,000 band T-shirts destined for landfill were re-engineered for the catwalk.<p><b>Who?</b>From the moment he graduated from the RCA in 2009, Stoke-born Matthew Miller has shared dystopian manifestos that translate sociopolitical situations into wearable, utilitarian menswear. For spring/summer 19 he …

T-shirts

Hong Kong’s textile past celebrated in immersive exhibition | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

In an age of technology, finance and tourism, it’s easy to forget the role textiles played in shaping modern Hong Kong. In the 1950s, the city was …

Hong Kong

Modigliani masterpiece on display at Ulster Museum

<b>One of the 20th century's most famous paintings has gone on show at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.</b><p>'Female Nude, 1916' by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani is on loan from the Courtauld Gallery, London.<p>When the painting was initially shown in Paris a century ago it created a scandal.<p>An exhibition …

Art

Best of British: the London Fashion Week Men's talents supporting UK manufacturing

London Fashion Week Men’s is upon us, the bi-annual showcase of the capital’s style talent, from Jermyn Street traditional tailoring to the sort of madcap, gender fluid catwalk hijinks that would have your average colonel breakfasting at Fortnums choking on his kippers.<p>All of which is precisely …

London Fashion Week

WATCH: Launch of 1 million T-shirts for Mandela

One million T-shirts, all locally made, will be worn by people all over the world in celebration of the centenary year of Nelson Mandela.

South Africa

Think Tank: Welcome to Fashion’s Eco-Label Jungle

Luna Atamian Hahn-Petersen offers a shopper's guide for navigating and understanding sustainability labels.<p>The attempt to give corporate buyers and …

Sustainability

Southeast Europe targets luxury brands' fast fashion catchup

ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE (Reuters) - Miglena Hristova's factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles.<p>Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in the Balkan region have established a foothold in the …

Business

Aussie inventions that changed the world

WE’RE an innovative lot — comes with the multi-tasking required to wrestle sharks and slip-slop-slap concurrently — so let’s salute 15 things the …

News Corp