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Sustainable Apparel Coalition to Pause Use of Higg Profiles Globally Following NCA Report

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will halt the use of consumer-facing Higg labels worldwide after Norwegian authorities determined that they were deceptive to consumers. As it works with the Norwegian Consumer Authority (NCA) and other industry stakeholders, the SAC will suspend the use of Higg Index Sustainability Profiles and the Higg Index Materials seal on products. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition...

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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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COP 26: How Fashion Is Increasing Climate Efforts

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland, last week. Bangladesh is well-represented at the global climate conference by a team led by Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Faruque Hassan (BGMEA). The goals of COP26, after all, are pertinent to the global garment industry and its supply chains. What exactly is COP26? The...

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Quality 4.0 :- Technology and Data-Driven Quality Management

Over the last decade, manufacturing practices, processes, and technologies have undergone significant changes. These modifications have the potential to resurrect their engineering and manufacturing activities. This phenomenon is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It is founded on advanced manufacturing and engineering technologies, massive digitization, big data analytics, advanced robotics, adaptive automation, additive and precision manufacturing (e.g.,...

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Bangladesh : 150 Green Garment Factories

As per the BGMEA sustainability report 2020, Bangladesh has the highest green garment factories certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) globally. Bangladesh’s RMG industry has more than 140 green garment factories and more than 500 green garment factories in the pipeline to achieve a green factory status.

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Bangladesh Ranks Second In Supply Chain Ethical Practices

According to a first-quarter report released last week by supply chain audit firm QIMA, Bangladesh ranked second in a list comparing ethical auditing practices of major countries undergoing industrialisation, and that too during the 2020 pandemic period. For the country’s placement, the Hong Kong-based entity cited good practices by local suppliers in the global supply chain. The survey was primarily...

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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...

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Nine Pillars Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4.0) in Apparel Industry

Industry 4.0 is a game-changer in manufacturing environments. The digitization of production would transform how goods are manufactured and sold and the way in which products are serviced and processed. On this basis, it can genuinely claim to mark the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. While the First Industrial Revolution was set in motion by steam, the Fourth Industrial...