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    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

    From apprentice to fashion icon: Ivory Coast's Pathe'O, 50 years on

    Pathe'O is celebrating a 50-year career during which his signature casual shirts and dresses in vibrant African prints have graced the shoulders of celebrities and political luminaries including Nelson Mandela...

    By Loucoumane Coulibaly, Bate Felix and John Stonestreet 7 Jun 2021

    The history of sneakers: From commodity to cultural icon

    From sportswear and street style to catwalk fashion, sneakers have made their mark as cultural commodities...

    By Naomi Braithwaite 3 Jun 2021

    New global H&M initiative to identify and support inspiring kids

    H&M has introduced a new global initiative to identify and support young role models who are making progress on social equality, sustainability, education...

    4 May 2021

    France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast

    France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

    By Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

    African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data

    South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

    29 Apr 2021

    Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

    The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

    28 Apr 2021

    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

    Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

    Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

    22 Apr 2021

    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

    The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

    14 Apr 2021

    SA's Lukhanyo Mdingi nabs spot on 2021 LVMH Prize shortlist

    Lukhanyo Mdingi is among the 20 designers from around the globe selected as semi-finalists for the 2021 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers...

    1 Apr 2021

    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

    Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

    30 Mar 2021

    They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

    In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

    By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

    Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry

    Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. But for the past two months, violent conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region fuelled by ethnic power politics has threatened the country's stability...

    By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly 21 Jan 2021



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