Sourcing: Page 3


  • Interior shot of a New Balance retail concept in store in Boston, with wicker chairs, a rug, and
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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
  • A pattern maker works in the loft of a Brooklyn garment manufacturer.
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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
  • A group of Bangladesh residents ride bikes across a bridge which has flooding.
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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
  • Textile waste is shown stacked on top of each other in a factory setting.
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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
  • Exterior view of the greenery outside Wolverine Worldwide corporate headquarters in Rockford, Michigan.
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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
  • A person holds a piece of long white fiber in front of large rolls of fiber in containers.
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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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    Courtesy of Pol Rebaque/MycoWorks
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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
  • Authentic partners with manufacturer on Vince menswear

    Under the long-term agreement, Peerless will design, manufacture and distribute the brand’s tailored men’s clothing and neckwear in the U.S. and Canada.

    By Aug. 4, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Can science save fashion?

    Researchers and brands are racing to create sustainable, biodegradable fibers, fabrics and materials.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Aug. 2, 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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    Zara owner to cease business in Myanmar

    Following a call from a global workers’ union to divest in the country, Inditex has begun its exit.

    By July 31, 2023
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    Fashion brands still have work to do on supply chain transparency: report

    The annual Fashion Transparency Index found that most brands have not improved much since last year.

    By July 21, 2023
  • Garment works in a factory in Pakistan sew clothes.
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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
  • Teamsters General President Sean O'Brien speaks during national contract negotiations with UPS.
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    Uncertainty around UPS is ‘kryptonite’ to supply chains, RILA warns

    The Retail Industry Leaders Association Wednesday urged the shipper and the Teamsters, whose contract expires July 31, to get a deal done quickly.

    By Daphne Howland • July 19, 2023
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    Sustainable sourcing lacks visibility, posing big supply chain risks

    Sole source models and a lack of raw material control are the product of short-term strategies, one Supply Chain Dive panelist said.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 13, 2023
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    Traceability firm Oritain raises $57M

    The Series C funding round is expected to help the forensic data science company expand its market and category reach.

    By July 12, 2023