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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about Sustainability, Social & Environmental Responsibility.

The pressure is on for further investment to link supply chain activities and PLM activities together and make combined investments with a goal of achieving business agility in an increasingly complex global environment.

Sometimes innovation comes from outside, in a flash, but more often than not it's the result of seeing things differently, after many years of accumulated experience and knowledge.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.

The international sourcing trade show, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center in NYC this July 22 – 24, 2019.

In this exclusive Apparel Magazine report, you’ll find inspiring profiles of tomorrow’s young leaders evolving our industry for the future.

The Top Millennials (and one Gen Zer): the headlines might have you believe they’re all entitled, lazy, [insert negative adjective here] but as you’ll see from this collection of outstanding young professionals, the under-30 crowd has the entrepreneurial spirit in spades.

Fortunately, the same tools and procedures that companies use to manage supply chains also offer opportunities to manage their social and environmental impacts — and to mitigate some of those impacts.

To truly have an impact when it comes to developing effective sustainability programs, apparel retailers and brands must look at the back-end of product creation: the supply chain.

A tanning system that is more sustainable and enables the production of high-quality chrome-free leather. This article discusses the many fundamental advantages of Stahl EasyWhite Tan™.

All three components of the trifecta must work hand in hand to achieve a compliant supply chain. Where there are gaps, scientific breakthroughs in microbiome identification are coming to the rescue.

Part 1: Boost Your Compliance IQ: Why, Who, What and How 

With compliance and reputation at unprecedented levels of importance, it’s a good time to test, and boost, your compliance IQ and that of your team, including your partners in the supply chain.

When fashion brands blend supply chain management with corporate social responsibility, they go to market more responsibly and responsively.

The study reveals that many still don’t have the supply chain transparency they need to quickly change course in a landscape fraught with risks that require them to respond — responsibly — to sudden market shifts.

The new yarn is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.

This week I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Suuchi Podcast, hosted by Lorenzo Gerena. We discussed a wide range of topics, from offshore vs. U.S. manufacturing to the growing importance of visibility and sustainability, and how technology is changing the industry.

bluesign technologies and Textile Exchange are collaborating on back-to-back conferences that will cover the most important sustainability challenges facing the textile and apparel sector. The 5th bluesign® conference is hosted biannually by bluesign technologies.

The manufacturing facility, which will allow U.S. companies to produce closer to home, expects 100 employees on board by year’s end.

As Climate Week begins in New York, six top apparel companies announced that they are joining the Science Based Targets initiative. 

Increasingly purchases are grounded in individual and brand values, but a lack of credible information about how clothes are made often pushes consumers to base purchase decisions solely on price. That needs to change.

Modern day “Made in America” is about much more than pumping out product stateside in Anytown, USA.

The No. 1 denim brand is bringing its heritage to modern-day lifestyles with technology, music, innovation and new partnerships and collaborations.

AI, 3D, Amazon, blockchain, omnichannel, reshoring and demands for sustainability are transforming the apparel industry.

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