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.
Garment factory workers in Bangladesh filed a record number of complaints about safety - 662 - last year, showing that a mechanism set up by European fashion brands to improve working conditions was proving effective.
The fourth edition of Intex South Asia held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, saw an 18% rise in buyer footfall compared to the previous edition and a 14% rise in exhibitors. Over 200 suppliers from 12 countries took part.
Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea skin creams, is promoting current deputy chief executive Stefan De Loecker to the top job from Jan. 1, with a mandate to make the company more digitally savvy and expand internationally.
A committee of MPs in Britain is recommending that a ban on sales of real fur should be considered after it was found that some real fur products have been labelled as fake fur and sold via a number of big names.
Fashion helped Tesco's continuing recovery in its latest financial year with its F&F range rising at a steady (if not spectacular) rate after the company refined and rationalised its general merchandise offer.