Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

1st March 2018

Changing Markets Foundation aims at Aditya Birla

"Certification is getting in the way of preventing carcinogenic pollution" says a report that builds on similar concerns a year ago  The story is getting more complicated

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15th June 2017

“Viscose pollution is devastating parts of India, China and Indonesia”

...and just 11 companies control 75% of the viscose that goes into the world's clothes, says the Changing Markets Foundation

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14th May 2015

Rajasthan court orders 893 textile plants to close

In apparently India's largest ever mass-closure order, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) served mid-May closure notices on all the state's textile plants By High Court order, 893 textile units must...

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7th December 2014

BGMEA claims to support Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) claimed to be an improbable pioneer of cutting-edge environmentalism on December 7 when it reportedly claimed to have "taken a series of...

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6th June 2014

ZDHC issues Substance Restriction list

ZDHC's "Manufacturing Restricted Substances List" (MRSL) gives a list of substances banned, or allowed to be used only in defined quantities, in garment and textile production. The MRSL addresses hazardous...

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15th January 2014

Greenpeace childrenswear focus tries to shame more brands into Detox campaign

Greenpeace launched a "Little Monsters" fairy tale, detailing hazardous chemicals in children's clothes, as its latest weapon to shame more brands into signing the Detox Challenge. A survey, describing 82...

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5th November 2013

Vietnamese puzzled over serial polluter

Different public authorities around Saigon appear perplexed about how to deal with a leather tannery that has been caught illegally discharging waste into water courses ten times since December 2007,...

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1st November 2013

Greenpeace ranks Detox companies on performance

Greenpeace International published its ranking on October 31 of companies signing up to the Detox Challenge by the quality of their progress so far. Their “Detox Catwalk” is  an online platform assessing...

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19th September 2013

ZDHC now joined by most of Greenpeace’s bigger targets

The Q3 report of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group reveals that Gap, PVH and Limited Brands, after "naming and shaming" by Greenpeace,  have now joined, signing the Detox...

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9th August 2013

ZDHC benchmarking study shows positives and negatives

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group (ZDHC) published its first benchmarking study into current chemical practices at textile plants used by its members and the state of effluent quality...

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6th August 2013

Mystery over Dhaka tannery relocation project

The future of the long-delayed project to move Dhaka’s highly polluting tannery in the Hazaribagh area to a separate leather zone at Savar became murkier in early August. An August...

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10th May 2013

Environmental pressures “forcing Chinese industry to restructure”

Increasing environmental regulation will "force textile enterprises to restructure and upgrade their production" said Sun Huaibin, director of the China Textile Economy Research Centre, in early April. Speaking at a...

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