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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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How Can The Garment Factories in Bangladesh Build Better From COVID-19?

The ILO, in collaboration with employers and business membership organizations (EMBOs), hosted a virtual roundtable to explore the introduction of the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) to assist Bangladesh’s garment factories during and after COVID-19. More than 7 out of 10 garment manufacturers in Bangladesh witnessed order cancellations and cuts as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, jeopardizing workers’ lives and...

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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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A Plant-Based Nonwoven Fabric for Sensitive Skin

Suominen, a Finnish nonwoven fabric company, has introduced Biolace Ultrasoft, a nonwoven fabric for personal care and infant items manufactured from plant-based biodegradable and compostable raw ingredients. Biolace Ultrasoft is the most recent addition to Suominen’s sustainable product portfolio, and it is a continuation of the Biolace product line, which was introduced over a decade ago. Biolace Ultrasoft was created...

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“Green Button” Germany’s New Sustainability Standard

In 2019, the German government introduced the Green Button. It is a government-run certification label for sustainably manufactured textiles in line with social and environmental criteria, placed on the market by companies committed to the fulfilment of their due diligence obligations. The government stipulates the requirements and conditions for the Green Button. The Green Button is awarded on behalf of...

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GPT And FPT Testing

What Are GPT and FPT? GPT and FPT are terms that are frequently used in the garment and textile industries. Basically, the GPT term is most commonly used in the garment industry, while the FPT term is most commonly used in the textile industry. We can easily understand GPT and FPT after reading this article. Each buyer establishes guidelines for...

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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...