The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has announced a partnership with the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) to make the sector more environmentally friendly through improving water management and energy sustainability. “Vietnam ranks as the fifth largest exporter of apparel goods in the […]

To achieve key sustainability goals, leading Swedish fashion chains such as H&M, Kappahl, Peak Performance among others, have joined hands with The Sustainable Fashion Academy for the "Swedish textile initiative for climate action" (STICA). Through this initiative, these apparel companies would focus […]

Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) has unveiled its most sustainable and lightest trainer in partnership with The Woolmark Company, which marks the first technical-knit shoe to hit the global market with the Woolmark certification trademark. Each trainer of APL’s TechLoom Breeze Merino Wool collection, […]

“The champagne corks are popping at PETA”, said the organization’s Director of International Programmes, Mimi Bekhechi, on an email to FashionUnited. The reason? Luxury fashion house Chanel is reported to have banned the use of fur and exotic skins, including crocodile, lizard, snake and stingray, from […]

The Department for Works and Pensions has announced that it will be recruiting a new fashion industry disability champion to help tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers. Announced on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) the Government stated that there will be six […]

American children’s fashion brand Janie and Jack is teaming up with Aerin Lauder, founder of luxury lifestyle brand, Aerin and style and image director at Estee Lauder, on a limited edition collection of clothing, accessories and shoes. The Aerin x Janie and Jack resort collection marks Lauder’s first […]

Patagonia, an outfitter of alpine and outdoor clothing, is to give 10 million dollars in an unplanned tax break to environmental causes. The Ventura-based company received the surplus after US tax breaks imposed by the Trump administration saw the company pay less corporate tax. Since 1985, Patagonia […]

It’s safe to say that digitisation has well and truly arrived in the fashion industry. New and innovative ways of designing clothes using 3D software don’t only save money, it also gets products on store shelves faster. Hugo Boss is no stranger to this tech-savvy designing approach, with the German […]

Ted Baker’s founder Ray Kelvin has found himself under fire after staff launched an online petition to stop a culture of “forced hugging” at the company. The petition, launched by the UK brand’s employees, accuses the 62-year-old of making staff feel “uncomfortable” through his “forced hugs and kisses”. […]

Gap has launched its latest limited-edition collection with GQ, featuring Balmain, Dsquared2, MSGM, No Vacancy Inn, Officine Générale, Opening Ceremony, Stampd and Surf is Dead, as part of its “coolest designers on the planet” initiative. The Gap and GQ collaboration started as an initiative recognising […]

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