Apparel

New report from PAN UK, Solidaridad and WWF on sustainable cotton

By Peter Derksen | February 22, 2017

For fashion brands and retailers, cotton is still one of the most used raw materials. There are multiple sustainability initiatives that address the many challenges in the cotton industry. The...

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The difference between the apparel industry and cocoa when it comes to child labour

By Peter Derksen | December 12, 2016

Child labour is unfortunately endemic in many industries. Two of these industries are, for example, the apparel and cocoa industries. What is striking is that in the apparel business, child labour...

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Sustainable cotton production in India

By Alexander Ellebrecht | September 29, 2015

It is expected that within a few years, or even maybe this year, India will overtake China as the largest cotton producing country in the world. The growth that India has shown over the last years...

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Sustainable Textile and Apparel Infographic

By Peter Derksen | August 31, 2015

The cotton supply chain starts with cotton farmers and this is already the point where challenges are faced in the textile supply chain. Cotton is one of the most used fabrics in fashion, but how...

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How to create a more sustainable textile supply chain

By Alexander Ellebrecht | July 13, 2015

Responsibly sourcing your textile raw materials can be quite a challenge. You need to be sure your raw materials are sustainable and that working conditions are fair and safe. You need to be...

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