Author: Prakash Dutt

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M&S Collaborates With Dotte, a Pre-Loved Children’s Clothing Platform

M&S Kidswear has announced a collaboration with dotte, the UK’s first fully circular kidswear peer-to-peer marketplace where parents can buy, sell, donate, and recycle outgrown children’s clothing. About Dotty dotte, founded in 2020 by Louise Weiss and Samantha Valentine, aims to address the challenges that parents face when buying secondhand by curating products, providing style inspiration, and incorporating brand partnerships....

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The Uzbek Cotton Boycott has Come to an End.

The Cotton Campaign said that Uzbek cotton would no longer be banned worldwide on March 10, 2022. During the same time, the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights, a frontline partner of the Cotton Campaign, released a report saying the Uzbek government didn’t use forced labor in the 2021 cotton harvest. On March 6, 2020, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev issued a...

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ZDHC Announces New Wastewater Guidelines

Environmentally conscious organizations are strengthening their criteria as the demand for more sustainable output grows. The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), a chemical management organization, released updated guidelines for the textile, leather, and footwear industries regarding industrial wastewater and sludge earlier this week. The ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines were initially published in 2016 to describe a consistent set of worldwide...

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What is Business Social Compliance Initiative – BSCI

BSCI :- What is Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI Certification) The BSCI is a European social monitoring system for ethical sourcing that was founded by the Foreign Trade Association in Brussels (FTA). The Business Supply Chain Initiative (BSCI) is a business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. BSCI brings together hundreds of companies...

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Difference Between Conventional Cotton, Organic Cotton, and BCI Cotton

Cotton has been used in clothing and textiles for thousands of years. Even though synthetics have surpassed cotton in the global fiber market, cotton remains the second most popular apparel fiber, accounting for 24% of global fiber production in 2020. It is also an essential non-food crop in the world. Growing, transporting, and processing cotton and other ancillary services employ...

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Presize.ai: Online Shopping With The Right Fit

One of the drawbacks of online clothing shopping is not being able to try on the clothes to see if they fit. When we splurge on clothes we see online, we frequently end up getting a size that is too small or too large. As a result, we either return the item in exchange for a different size or give...

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SA8000 Standard For Garment Industry

What is SA8000 The first global and voluntary ethical standard on corporate social responsibility is called social accountability (SA8000). The standard was first published in late 1997, and it was later revised in 2001. Its goal is to ensure ethical sourcing and production of goods and services by ensuring the rights of workers involved in production processes and promoting workplace...

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Fashion Transparency Index 2021 Shows ‘Very Slow Progress’

Fashion Transparency Index 2021 According to the Fashion Transparency Index 2021, the majority of the world’s largest fashion brands and retailers earned less than 23% overall transparency for their supply chain, carbon emissions, livable wages, and purchasing practices. The vast majority of big fashion firms (99%) do not reveal the number of workers paid a living wage in their supply...

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How to Use AQL in Garment Industry?

What Is AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) AQL is an abbreviation for Acceptable Quality Level. When it comes to quality in the garment export sector, one of the most commonly used terms in AQL (Accepted Quality Level). The majority of acceptance decisions for apparel/garment shipments for the export market are based on AQL-based sample strategies. In the garment industry, before accepting finished items...

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WHOLEGARMENT: 3D-knitted Zero Waste garments

No sewing, no seams, no stitches. That’s seamless. A specific knitting technology that uses specialized circular looms to develop garments that adapt perfectly to the body, making people forget that they are actually wearing them. By eliminating the fabric cutting and sewing process, there is an optimization of the production process making seamless production a lot faster than conventional. There...