Tag : ethical
MPs blast retailers for ‘failing’ on sustainability Subscription
MPs have criticised major fashion retailers for “failing to take action” to promote sustainability in their businesses.
Sustainable futures: the brands to know Subscription
Drapers’ pick of the newcomers to note and the names making waves in the thriving sphere of sustainable fashion.
Adidas and Reebok have been named as the brands with the most transparent supply chains, according to the latest report from lobby group Fashion Revolution.
New micro-fibre pollution tools for brandsSubscription
The European Outdoor Group is expanding its microfibre research venture to create new tools for the industry, in partnership with brands including Asos, Adidas and Next.
85% of Bangladesh factory repairs completeSubscription
Garment factories under the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have completed 85% of all required repairs, in its fourth year of operating.
The Bangladeshi government has given the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety the go-ahead to operate for another three years.
The government should consider enforcing an embargo on goods made in factories that fail to pay workers the minimum wage, director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has said.
M&S launches recycled suitSubscription
M&S’s menswear team has launched a recycled wool blend suit for autumn 17.
Ethical brand Beaumont Organic opens storeSubscription
Ethical clothing brand Beaumont Organic has opened a flagship store in Manchester, marking its first foray into bricks and mortar.
H&M’s non-profit foundation is kicking off the third round of its annual Global Change Award, a €1m (£902m) grant and coaching initiative designed to encourage “innovative” sustainability.
The debate over how to eradicate poor employment practices in some UK factories flared up again this week, prompting retailers and manufacturers to call for more support from the government.
Get to know Re.Sustain's sustainable chicSubscription
New brand Re.Sustain is capitalising on the increasing appetite for sustainable, quality products.
The next steps to an ethical fashion industrySubscription
Ethical fashion champion Safia Minney talks to Drapers about what more retailers should be doing, the impact of the Modern Slavery Act and the importance of a fair supply chain.
Why big names are joining the ethical bandwagonSubscription
As the high street wakes up to the benefits of sustainable collections, and more and more design-led brands emerge, Drapers looks at how ethical fashion is evolving.
Four years on from the Rana Plaza collapse, Drapers looks at what steps have been taken by fashion retailers to prevent a similar disaster and how once secretive supply chains are being opened up.
Using algorithms to produce the perfect teeSubscription
Copenhagen-based online retailer Son of a Tailor launched in 2014 with the aim of crafting made-to-measure, premium quality men’s T-shirts using a unique online styling algorithm – “idealsize”. Drapers finds out more from its CEO, Jess Fleischer.
Joint liability, supply chain scrutiny and the proliferation of microplastics were the hot topics at this year’s Fashion Question Time, where the panel called on the public to bring the industry’s ethical and social justice concerns to the foreground as the country gears up for the general election
The need for change in Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing industry was heard “loud and clear” by senior members of government, trade organisations and industry at the Dhaka Apparel Summit last weekend, the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has said.
As retailers are rocked by a series of high-profile ethical scandals, Drapers looks at how effective the Modern Slavery Act is at eliminating exploitation in the supply chain.
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