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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.
WWF Switzerland released a study of the textile and fashion industry yesterday, claiming in a press release that “many textile companies do not care about the environment”. The report includes a rating by oekom research AG of twelve large fashion / sports brands that sell their products in the Swiss markets and includes solutions for the sector. None of the brands score in the highest rank category.
Zur Teilrevision der Richtlinie betreffend Informationen zur Corporate Governance (RLCG)
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
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.