Compliance


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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SEC to scrap scope 3 reporting from climate disclosure rule: Reuters

    The omission could create a compliance conundrum for companies that still need to report scope 3 under the EU’s CSRD and California’s climate regulations.

    By Zoya Mirza • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion Dive

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion Dive staff
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    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Temu app contains ‘most dangerous’ spyware in circulation: class action lawsuit

    The complaint alleges that the fast fashion giant gains access to “literally everything on your phone” once its app is downloaded.

    By Updated Nov. 13, 2023
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    Bangladesh stalls decision on garment workers’ minimum wage

    As protests turned deadly, a government board tasked with setting wages for garment workers agreed to reduce the number of pay grades, but did not meet its Nov. 1 deadline.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 3, 2023
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    New regulations seek to expose fashion greenwashers’ true colors

    In Europe, governments plan to prohibit fashion companies and other industries from making vague or misleading environmental claims, and the U.S. could soon do the same.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 1, 2023
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    Adidas case slapped with amended complaint for violating ESG policies

    Shareholders amended the class-action lawsuit against the sportswear brand, which accuses it of failing to disclose ESG and DEI violations made by rapper Ye in a timely manner.

    By Zoya Mirza • Oct. 26, 2023
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    Amazon crimes unit referral nabs court win in China

    Prada and other brands received a favorable ruling in the case following the e-commerce giant's effort to curb the sale of counterfeit luxury products.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    Adidas requests new trial in Thom Browne infringement case

    A jury found the luxury fashion brand not liable for the sneaker giant’s complaints in January.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    Shein faces copyright infringement complaint

    The legal complaint is the latest for the fast fashion giant, which recently faced copyright charges under racketeering laws.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    Abercrombie & Fitch facing investigation over former CEO’s behavior

    The law firm is investigating whether Abercrombie’s top leadership breached “their fiduciary duties” to their shareholders.

    By Oct. 9, 2023
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches initiative to curb carbon emissions

    The new program is designed to help apparel manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint by a minimum of 45% over the next seven years.

    By Howard Ruben • Oct. 5, 2023
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    The ambitious regulations cleaning up fashion’s supply chain

    From pollution to human rights violations, new laws in Europe are holding global fashion brands accountable for collateral damage.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 26, 2023
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    Temu accused of failing to secure customer personal and financial data in class action lawsuit

    The legal complaint claims the fast fashion giant wiretapped its customers’ electronic communications through its website.

    By Sept. 22, 2023
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    The FABRIC Act reintroduced in Senate to protect garment workers’ wages

    The legislation would hold brands and manufacturers accountable for pay violations, eliminate piece rate pay and create a $50 million per year domestic manufacturing program.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Sept. 15, 2023
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    Heydude to pay $1.95M to settle FTC charges

    In addition to failing to cancel orders and provide refunds, the Federal Trade Commission said the brand suppressed negative product reviews.

    By Dani James • Sept. 14, 2023
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    $1.7B worth of shipments detained by US since enactment of forced labor law: report

    Many of the products targeted during the first year of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act were apparel, footwear and textiles. 

    By Sept. 13, 2023
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    VFC must pay up to $730M in taxes related to Timberland legal dispute

    A federal judge sided with the IRS over the timeline of its required payments.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    Investors call for Nike to pay $2.2M in owed wages to supply chain workers

    Ahead of the sportswear giant’s annual meeting this week, investors are asking the company to avoid similar cases in the future.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    Uncertain economy and sourcing challenges are top of mind for fashion execs in 2023: report

    Respondents said they were also looking to increase their sustainability and compliance spending, as well as reduce their reliance on China.

    By Laurel Deppen • Aug. 7, 2023
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    US lawmakers revisit Kangaroo Protection Act

    The legislation, introduced last week, is aimed at ending the sale and import of commercial kangaroo skin products.

    By Aug. 1, 2023
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    H&M, Nike among EU and UK stores tossing items meant for reuse or recycling

    An investigation by Changing Markets Foundation found 76% of donated pieces were either destroyed, abandoned or shipped to Africa.

    By July 31, 2023
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    H&M sues Shein for copyright infringement

    The case was filed in Hong Kong, with the next hearing scheduled for the end of July.

    By July 25, 2023
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    Shein boosts spending on US lobbying

    The fast fashion giant has been experiencing increased pressure from lawmakers as it considers becoming a publicly traded company.

    By July 24, 2023
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    Gap adds its name to the Pakistan Accord

    The retail giant signed on to the International Accord’s legally binding agreement on worker safety this week, bringing the total number of signatories to 65.

    By July 21, 2023