Major fashion brands are getting behind an initiative in Bangladesh that aims to use more recycled materials in clothing production and significantly cut planet-heating emissions from manufacturing by 2030.
The 2020 report by Paris-based association Climate Chance has described the global textile and apparel industry’s efforts to deal with the challenges of sustainable development as both fragmentary and insufficient.
Fashion is going out of its way to prove its sustainability credentials but a new report says it needs to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2030 to contribute to the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
The house of Giambattista Valli has appointed Charlotte Werner to be its new Chief Executive Officer, as the house’s recent investor Artémis helps to boost the management of the critically acclaimed couturier and house.
Luxury industry leaders have assessed the impact of Covid-19 on the sector, envisaging a recovery only in the long-term, according to a survey by the Italian Fashion Chamber and Pitti Immagine, with McKinsey & Company.
A study by McKinsey has outlined the possible scenarios for the industry's return to normalcy, hampered by the concern felt by consumers for their income levels, putting apparel consumption low on their priority list.
Global sales of luxury goods are expected to slump by 50% to 60% in the second quarter despite lockdowns easing in some countries and signs of recovery in the Chinese market, consultancy Bain said on Thursday.
The livelihoods of millions of Asian garment workers are in jeopardy after cancellations by top fashion brands, with unions, researchers and campaigners warning coronavirus could lead to a rollback of labour rights.