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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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    Top 5 stories from Fashion Dive

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2023, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion Dive staff
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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
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    EPA releases new guidelines on forever chemicals

    The framework seeks to prevent harmful PFAS from reaching consumers, as manufacturers begin to phase out these chemicals used in stain- and water-resistant textiles.

    By July 5, 2023
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    TrusTrace releases updated open source accountability playbook

    The Traceability Roadmap is aimed at presenting guidelines for fashion companies looking to update supply chain protocols.

    By June 30, 2023
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    Fast fashion waste problem needs better solutions, lawmakers say

    Two lawmakers are requesting that the federal government look into what can be done to reduce waste from textiles.

    By Jacob Wallace • June 28, 2023
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    Temu, Shein avoid import tariffs because of their low-priced products: report

    Preliminary findings in a U.S. House Select Committee investigation released Thursday show business models that may allow companies to avoid customs scrutiny.

    By June 23, 2023
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    OTB increased its use of renewable energy sources by 41%: report

    The company’s strategy includes a commitment to renewable energy, more reliance on local suppliers and a 2023 target for net-zero internal operations.

    By June 13, 2023
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    The brand recently stopped selling via the department store and its off-price stores and discovered the alleged fakes this year, per court documents.

    By Daphne Howland • June 1, 2023
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    Garments, textiles among most at-risk products of being manufactured with forced labor: report

    In Walk Free’s 2023 Global Slavery Index, project leaders analyzed which items may have forced labor hidden in their supply chains.

    By May 25, 2023
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    Textile recycling, reuse missing from FTC’s Green Guides, group says

    Companies and advocates in the textile and fashion industries are urging the Federal Trade Commission to add the issue to its ongoing workshops.

    By Daphne Howland • May 23, 2023
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    EU Council backs plans to strengthen fashion’s sustainability requirements

    The framework would ban destroying unsold textiles, footwear and apparel, as well as establish a digital product passport to increase transparency.

    By Thai Phi Le • May 23, 2023
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    Nike faces lawsuit over greenwashing claims

    A Missouri plaintiff said that 90% of the products Nike advertises as using recycled materials don’t, and that some of the recycled materials themselves are environmentally harmful.

    By Daphne Howland • May 16, 2023
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    Shein invests $70M toward upgrading its supply chain

    The company hopes its five-year financial commitment will improve conditions at its third-party manufacturing suppliers.

    By Howard Ruben • May 16, 2023
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    Louboutin files lawsuit over red-sole trademark

    Vinci Leather joins a list of companies at the receiving end of the luxury footwear maker’s attempt to legally safeguard its well known sole shade.

    By May 8, 2023