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  • PARIS – Online consignment store Vestiaire Collective has announced the completion of a €178 million (US$204m) financing round led by luxury fashion conglomerate Kering and US investment firm Tiger Global Management.Vestiaire has said it will use the finances to scale its technology and data innovation roadmap, which focuses on building the company’s new ‘Brand Approved’ buy-back scheme, empowering its global community of ‘fashion activists’, achieving carbon neutrality by 2026 and becoming a ce
  • TheKhadi and Village Industry Commission’s (KVIC)foray into the online marketing segment has resulted in a gross turnover of over ₹1.12 crore in just eight months of the launch of its dedicated portal for the same. Launched on July 7 last year,Khadi e-portalhas delivered orders to over 10,000 customers out of the 65,000 who visited the portal to date.Pic: ShutterstockKVIC has also delivered more than a lakh articles and commodities to these customers, it claimed in a press release.During this pe
  • Walmart recently launched a new Vriddhi e-Institute in Agra to provide small businesses in Uttar Pradesh access to skills and competencies to grow in a post-pandemic environment through online and offline channels like Flipkart’s marketplace and Walmart’s international supply chain.With this, Walmart is expanding its Vriddhi Supplier Development Programme towards empowering 50,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across India for growth.The program provides MSMEs with specific trainin
  • Sophie, an English teacher from Xuancai Textile Training Center, will give a lecture from 15:30 to 16:30 on March 3rd. The theme of this lecture is Textile English --Shipment. Scan the qr code below in advance!
  • BRFL Textiles Private Limited (BTPL), India's largest single-roof state-of-the-art fabric processing facility, has increased production at its Tarapur plant from 100,000 metres per day to now 150,000 metres per day as a consequence of improved capacity utilisation within two months of raising private equity funding. BTPL processes a wide range of fabrics.Pic: ShutterstockBTPL aims to reach annual processing capacity of 144 million metres (400,000 metres per day) over due course of time. Rece
  • The Joe Biden administration has announced animport ban on the cotton products from China’s Xinjiang region.These measures were taken in response to allegations of forced labour and ill-treatment ofUighur Muslims of China.As a result, US imports which remained stable in 2020 at $12,150.38 million (2019: $12,468.87 million) might be affected this year.Pic: TexProAccording to Biden, China has detained approximately 1 million Uighur Muslims. US’s allegations against China may increase theprices of
  • American Blossom Linens, direct to consumer brand from 122 year old Thomaston Mills, has launched an organic cotton blanket grown to sewn in the US. For the past 20 years, Thomaston Mills, a family owned bedding manufacturer focused on the healthcare and hospitality market. Hilton, Marriott, Radisson, and Intercontinental hotels have all used their sheets.Pic: American BlossomUnlike textiles sourced from overseas, which travel on average 8,000 miles from the factory to your door, American Blosso
  • LONDON – A letter signed by 50 British celebrities has been sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging that the sale of real animal fur be banned.Actress Dame Judy Dench, Queen guitarist Brian May and comedian Ricky Gervais are amongst the group that’s pledged its allegiance to animal welfare NGO Humane Society International’s (HSI) #FurFreeBritain campaign.The organisation’s executive director, Claire Bass, said: “This letter from some of the country’s top celebrities proudly backing a ban
  • GOTHENBURG - Swedish label Nudie Jeans has teamed up with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in a project to recycle second-quality jeans into new denim.Nudie Jeans has been working with UNIDO, as part of the European Union-funded SwitchMed project, in Tunisia where two facilities manufacture more than half of Nudie Jeans’ produce.In December 2020, a two-phase pilot project began to test the feasibility of recycling second-quality jeans into fabric for new jeans in th
  • LONDON – British footwear brand and certified B Corp Vivobarefoot says it will reduce the environmental impact of its operations by using fewer materials and shortening its supply chain.The company says it is “prioritising the de-growth” of business models “for products and processes that aren’t good enough to take forward into the future”.It’s started with improvements to its Hero footwear range which, after reproducing with fewer materials, it reports “are now better for people, their feet and
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