There may be a certain amount of scepticism around big company commitment to sustainability, but the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) said its members sourced more than 1m metric tonnes of Better Cotton in 2018.
The industry is reeling from news that Bestseller owner and major Asos investor Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of his four children in the senseless tragedy that unfolded in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
The trade show, which takes place from 8 to 10 February, will debut a new format, combining fashion and footwear. 34.5% of the almost 800 exhibitors will be new brands as the event continues to focus on sustainability.
Bestseller saw rising womenswear sales in its latest year but most profit came from menswear. And while its CEO was happy with the results, he said the new year is proving tough and the company needs to work harder.