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Organic Cotton Added to Made in Africa Program

Cotton is one of the main sources of income in the poorest regions of rural Africa.

China Sets Price for Cotton Subsidy Scheme Outside Key Growing Region

China will pay farmers subsidies of 2,000 yuan ($330) per tonne of cotton harvested this crop year outside its top producing region.

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Denim, Eco Fabrics Highlight Intertextile Fair

The 20th anniversary edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics featured a major focus on sustainability and innovation.

Staying Steady at Loro Piana

LVMH may have snapped up a majority stake in Loro Piana, but it’s business as usual at the Italian firm’s manufacturing sites.

Fruit of the Loom, Parkdale Form Partnership

The companies formed a strategic partnership to provide state-of-the-art technology in ring and open-end spinning of cotton and cotton blended yarns.

Report Links Brands to 'Slavery' in Indian Mills

A new report alleging “modern-day slavery” in five Indian textile mills prompted Western retailers linked to the factories to pledge to take action.

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Biocouture's Suzanne Lee on the Future of Fashion

Suzanne Lee foresees a future in which "the frontier of fashion will be where designer jeans meet designer genes."

The Fiber Price Sheet: October 28, 2014

The last Tuesday of every month, WWD publishes the current, month-ago and year-ago fiber prices.

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Premium Brands Staying Close to Home in L.A.

Rising costs and mounting statutory requirements are failing to push upscale jeans companies outside their California hub.

Brands Sign On to Textile Exchange's Responsible Down Standard

H&M, Eddie Bauer and The North Face are among a group of international fashion, outdoor and bedding brands to adopt the standard.

Cambodia Factory Floor Collapses, Injures Seven

Garment workers were injured when the floor of a factory producing clothing for Swedish retailer H&M partially collapsed.

Unifi Launches Sorbtek Staple

The fiber provides permanent moisture management through a proprietary “Catch, Move, Release” technology.

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