Patagonia's newest activation for its refurbished clothing and gear program, Worn Wear, offers free repairs of any brand of wetsuit to encourage reduced consumption of new products and reuse of functional goods.
IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.
Taking its lead from Patagonia's Worn Wear program and the growth of sustainability initiatives in the apparel industry, VF Corporation's The North Face has launched its own refurbished clothing program called "Renewed."
In Italy, they call Max Mara, Il Gigante Silenzioso, or the Silent Giant: a 1.558 billion-euro fashion house, founded by Achille Maramotti, and still in his family, combining critical acclaim with commercial growth.
EU anti-fraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centres of a multi-million-euro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear via the infrastructure of China’s new Silk Road.
Bangladeshi exports grew by 9% to $3.32 billion in May riding on the higher shipment of garment items, the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) revealed this week, despite missing the monthly target of $3.38 billion.