Fabric of success- how ‘lotus silk’ is weaving its way into Vietnam

Her great-aunt made and sold traditional silk to the French during colonial rule, passing the technique on to Thuan, who started weaving when she was six in her village on… Read more

EU eyes solo move to increase tax on online giants, risking US anger

The EU is frustrated at how long it is taking the world’s rich nations to reach a deal on how to tax online firms like Google fairly. These companies on… Read more

Nordstrom puts a charitable spin on sustainable fashion this fall

The US department store is partnering with ‘Give Back Box,’ to allow customers to donate their old or unwanted clothes and accessories to local nonprofit organizations, via mail. The service,… Read more

PVH announces scientifically-approved greenhouse gas reduction targets

The company’s absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for… Read more

Port of Los Angeles exec says U.S. tariff tiffs could be ‘new normal’

The comments from Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka came just a day after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu signed a Phase 1 agreement… Read more

Sainsbury’s targets 2040 for net zero emissions

Britons have become increasingly aware of the urgency of addressing climate change, spurred on by climate campaigners including veteran naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg.Sainsbury’s,… Read more

Trump praises China’s Xi as trade talks begin in Beijing

A breakthrough deal to fundamentally change China’s economic policies is viewed as highly unlikely during the two days of talks, though a package of short-term Chinese measures could delay Washington’s… Read more

UK retail fell in 2019, retailers must up their game this year says BDO

The average annual drop may have only been 0.6%, but it was the fifth consecutive dip and that means it’s “of serious concern to retailers,” BDO said. Particularly worrying is… Read more

Vivobarefoot and Balena create 3D printed shoe from compostable materials

They’ve unveiled a prototype trainer that they said “represents a significant leap towards sustainable and personalised footwear”.It comes after news from Puma in November that the sports giant had proved it can… Read more

Maje unveils emerging talent support programme

The programme is an exclusive annual partnership between Maje and selected upcoming talents, to bolster their creativity. For the initiative’s first edition, Maje is giving carte blanche to Iranian-Austrian singer… Read more
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