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As rising heat and other climate change impacts hit workers, manufacturers are under pressure from brands seeking sustainable fashion.
Textiles made of banana, pineapple and abaca fibre were showcased in the Philippines in an expo that shows how technology can help improve textiles made of natural fibres.
A decade after the deadly Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh is home to nine of the world's top 10 sustainable garment factories.
Treatment plants are either non-existent or inefficient and underused, meaning Bangladesh’s garment industry continues to discharge highly polluting wastewater.
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#textiles Opinion

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Instead of passing on old and unwanted clothes to charity stores, consumers should re-direct the items to fast fashion companies that should pay for the waste they generate and fund research on new recycling technologies.
Workers at this garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh
The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
A garment factory worker in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Mauritius and Bangladesh are negotiating an agreement that could put an end to bonded labour once and for all, writes Cindy Berman from the Ethical Trading Initative.
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Clever marketing or an attempt to nudge consumers in the right direction? WRI's Kevin Moss explains why brands like Patagonia and REI and their stance against the Black Friday sales frenzy is a win for sustainability.
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There are large financial and environmental benefits from reducing waste, says a recent report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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Microfibre pollution is a growing problem around the world. What's a concerned citizen to do?
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As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.
Australian bank St George's start-up competition will see 12 companies competing for A$25,000 grants to make their ideas a reality. Among these is Kusaga Athletic, which says it makes the world's greenest T-shirt.
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