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A factory worker in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital.
Climate impacts are set to stunt the growth of the fashion industry. Risks are not being planned for, as the industry focuses on mitigation rather than adaptation, a new report warns.
Companies like brick makers and garment manufacturers benefit from green and sustainable loans to cut emissions, climate impacts.
Global Slavery Index exposes links between climate change and rising risk of forced labour.
The Jakarta-based fashion start-up works directly with village craftswomen and grows 100 per cent of its own cotton – "hard choices" it's had to make because the majority of garment makers are still unfairly paid and material traceability is almost impossible.
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#textiles Opinion

As countries prepare to meet this month to work on the first global agreement to end plastic pollution, the perspectives of South Asia must be heard loud and clear.
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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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#textiles Videos

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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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