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Textile Exchanges Launches Industry Reports and Call to Action for SDGs

Textile Exchange launched its Organic Cotton Market Report as well as the Preferred Fibre and Materials Report during their annual conference which was held near Washington DC this year during the week of October 9-13, 2017. Textile Exchange invited companies to participate in their Call to Action for SDGs, the focus of this year´s conference.

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WWF Schweiz veröffentlicht Bericht und Rating der Bekleidungs- und Textilindustrie

WWF Switzerland publishes textile industry report and rating

WWF Schweiz hat gestern eine Studie zum Textil und Bekleidungsmarkt veröffentlicht. In einer begleitenden Mitteilung sagt der WWF: „vielen Textilunternehmen ist die Umwelt egal“. In dem Bericht wurden zwölf grosse Textilunternehmen von der Rating-Firma oekom research AG gerated. Ausserdem zeigt der Bericht verschiedenste Lösungen für den Sektor auf. Kein Unternehmen landet in der Bewertung in der höchsten Kategorie ‚Visionär’.

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Not acting on sustainability threatens fashion companies‘ growth trajectory

Not acting on sustainability threatens fashion companies‘ growth trajectory

At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in May 2017 the Boston Consulting Group and the Global Fashion Agenda published the “Pulse of the fashion industry” report. A Review by Mark Starmanns, BSD Consulting Switzerland, July 2017

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Research identifies reasons for low garment sector wages

Research identifies reasons for low garment sector wages

GENEVA – Competitive pressures, low national minimum wages and a lack of cooperation by suppliers are three of the many reasons identified by new research for keeping garment worker wages depressed in global textile supply chains. Under the auspices of the ILO, researchers interviewed 14 apparel retailers and concluded that there are a range of deeply-ingrained and institutional factors which make it difficult to raise wages among garment workers – even if there is a great willingness to do so among buyers and brands.

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Few minor changes in new version 5.0 of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – starting March 2017

Few minor changes in new version 5.0 of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) – starting March 2017

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is one of the best known global environmental standards that assures compliance with strict environmental standards in the whole supply chain for clothing and textiles. It also includes basic social standards. According to the GOTS, clothing or textiles can only be labelled “organic” if at least 95% organic fibers are used. However, the GOTS also allows the use of a lower percentage of organic fibers (at least 70%) with the label “made with x% organic material”. In 2015 almost 4.000 factories were certified according to the GOTS.

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