Spotlight Series: All

The Lives of Others

The undying wails may have ceased, the Bangladesh textile industry having made commendable progress since then.  But still a lot remains to be done. And yet a lot remains when it comes to meeting the needs of the backbone that this often callous and insensitive industry stands on. The Rana Plaza disaster, this day, ten years back, is a reminder, a wake-up call every day to ensure that workers rights are met, that the industry gives them a safe space to work. The world must not let 1,134 remain just an official toll. A series that looks back on the day that was  and what the future should look like.

Fabric Sourcing: Of Sustainability and Innovation

Munchen, the Bavarian capital, is warming up for the Munich Fabric Start set to begin 24 January as key stakeholders in the business of fashion will explore the world of textiles, accessories, finishings and sourcing solutions for Spring-Summer 2024. A curtain-raiser in association with and being presented at the Munich Fabric Start.

Leather Sector: Crises, Challenges and Opportunities

At the COP27 in Egypt, stakeholders in the business of leather released a ‘Leather Manifesto’ titled ‘Earth’s Legacy – A Place for Leather’, urging for recognition of leather’s climate-efficient characteristics. This was a reiteration of the COP26 manifesto which had exhorted: ‘Our Materials Impact our Climate’. Both called on the world to "recognise the cyclical, climate efficient nature of natural fibres and their potential for a positive contribution to reducing the climate impacts of consumer products." spoke to some key stakeholders to glean more on a range of issues pertaining to the industry.