Sourcing: Page 2


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    Sustainable raw materials can’t meet future demand: report

    While many fashion brands have pledged to reduce their climate impact, that won’t be feasible with the current supply chain, a new report says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 26, 2023
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    Under Armour taps Gap veteran as chief supply chain officer

    Shawn Curran joins the footwear and apparel brand after three decades with Gap.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Oct. 18, 2023
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    REI opens Tennessee distribution center to support 60-plus stores

    The 400,000-square-foot center in Lebanon is equipped with technology to improve picking efficiency, a spokesperson said.

    By Kelly Stroh • Oct. 16, 2023
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    Tracker

    Fashion events to plan for in 2024

    Start making travel plans. Fashion Dive has put together a list of the industry’s top events, conventions and shows to help make it easier.

    Oct. 13, 2023
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    Group of apparel companies fund vision care for supply chain workers

    The collective, which includes Levi Strauss, VF Corp. and Deckers, is paying for eye screenings for garment workers in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Levi’s brings inventory under control, expands supplier base

    The apparel company has made swift progress in cleaning up its stock recently after a “tough” time trying to operate its distribution centers.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Oct. 12, 2023
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    Ugg launches all-gender sustainable collection

    The capsule, called Regenerate by Ugg, features details including regeneratively-sourced sheepskin and outsoles made from renewable sugarcane.

    By Oct. 6, 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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    Deep Dive

    5 ways fashion brands can reset their supply chain strategies

    Port disruptions, labor negotiations and other shipping industry upheavals have forced apparel companies to develop new solutions to enduring challenges.

    By Howard Ruben • Oct. 4, 2023
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    New Balance will discontinue its use of kangaroo by the end of 2024

    The athleticwear manufacturer joins Nike and Puma, both of whom pledged earlier this year to curb their use of the animal skin.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    Coalition calls for eliminating highly hazardous pesticides in cotton farming

    Less toxic methods can replace hazardous chemicals in protecting cotton and other crops from pests, the group says.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Oct. 3, 2023
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    Recycled materials company hires H&M exec as CEO

    Recover, which has recently forged partnerships with several brands for recycled denim, is switching up its top leadership roles.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    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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    Rent the Runway secures new UPS deal to reduce transportation costs

    Through the agreement reached last month, UPS will handle most of the online apparel rental company’s shipping needs.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 26, 2023
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    MycoWorks begins production of mushroom biofiber at new South Carolina facility

    The factory could produce millions of square feet of the firm’s leather alternative material each year.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
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    Apparel Impact Institute hands out initial decarbonization grants

    The nonprofit announced the first five recipients of its $250 million Fashion Climate Fund, which was established to help reduce carbon emissions.

    By Sept. 20, 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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    Apparel manufacturers could lose $65B in export earnings due to climate change: report

    Findings from Cornell University's Global Labor Institute and Schroders measured the impact that increased flooding and extreme heat could have on global fashion suppliers.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
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    Sustainable materials companies collaborate on new fiber

    Spinnova and Renewcell have launched a partnership to create a waste-based product, which they hope to scale by the end of 2024.

    By Sept. 13, 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
  • A laborer stands on a factory floor checking suit jackets on hangers at the Youngor Group textile factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China.
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    TrusTrace develops garment tracking system in advance of EU regulations

    Digital product tracing tags may be required on all garments in Europe by 2030.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    Retrieved from Wolverine Worldwide on September 01, 2023
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    Wolverine sells U.S. leathers business to New Balance

    The company also announced a deal to sell Hush Puppies intellectual property in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

    By Sept. 1, 2023
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    H&M begins exit from Myanmar

    The fast fashion giant follows its competitor Zara, which announced it was divesting its operations in the country in June.

    By Aug. 18, 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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    MycoWorks releases details on new commercial-scale plant

    The mushroom biofiber firm’s 136,000-square-foot facility, set to begin operating in September, could supply millions of square feet of its Reishi leather alternative.

    By Aug. 7, 2023