The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co have released a new version of the Higg Index, a leading tool to assess the environmental impact of materials in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry. The Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes […]

In a season unlike any other, the international Fashion Weeks were still able to bring a host of designer collections to an expanded global audience. This challenging yet exciting time for designers has seen new levels of experimentation and exploration with new formats and concepts, paving the way […]

StockX, the online resale marketplace for sneakers, apparel, accessories, and collectables, is adopting the drop model with a new product launch concept called ‘DropX’. The new direct-to-consumer product release method has been designed to allow brands to launch or auction products, while offering StockX […]

H&M Group has said it is “deeply sorry” and has suspended employees from its & Other Stories brand after a racial slur was used in an internal product overview. CEO Helena Helmresson said the company has launched an internal and external investigation and has suspended the team and managers responsible […]

Few people - at least those over a certain age - would have predicted that recording and sharing 15-second video clips would become so popular that even the fashion industry jumps on the trend and tries to use it for marketing purposes. Of course we are talking about TikTok, the video clip sharing app […]

Inditex, owner of Zara and seven other large fashion retailers, has committed to maintaining workers’ rights through its supply chains and through the stability of payments. Together with the Industriall Global Union, a representative of 50 million workers in the garment industry, the pair have issued […]

The outlook for the fashion industry and its supply chains in a post-lockdown world continue to be challenged according to data from the annual U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) Benchmarking Survey. In association with Dr. Sheng Lu, Associate Professor Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies […]

Manchester-based fast fashion brand Missguided is to feature in a new Channel 4 behind-the-scenes documentary. The four-part ‘Inside Missguided’ series will explore the “dizzying growth and frenzied expansion” of the online fashion retailer, revealing the day-to-day workings of a fashion brand, as well […]

Diesel has become the latest fashion company to join the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global not-for-profit organisation behind the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. The BCI helps by training farmers to grow cotton more sustainably, focusing on how they can use water efficiently, […]

Puma has released a new street-ready sneaker called Calibrate Runner, available 28 August, as part of a sponsored research collaboration with MIT Design Lab. The partnership sees the launch of Xetic, a new cushioning technology which combines the worlds of mechanical cushioning and foam. While Xetic […]

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