PCIAW Despite disaster, fashion giants won't change

6 years after Rana Plaza collapse, many fashion giants still unwilling to make changes, says industry expert

Ensuring the safety and proper compensation of garment makers only requires a small price tag adjustment, but many brands won’t let that happen, says Carry Somers, founder of Fashion Revolution. “It’s been estimated that about an extra 25 cents on an item of clothing made in Bangladesh would pay a living wage to garment workers and ensure that all…

PCIAW Dickies launch new product

DICKIES GETS FLEXIBLE WITH LATEST INNOVATION

Global workwear brand Dickies is introducing the FLEX Workwear collection, which incorporates new fabric technology designed to enhance flexibility and comfort. The range is launching with two new trouser styles: Universal Flex Trouser and the Lead In Flex Trouser, both of which feature Dickies’ FLEX Fabric, its latest innovation, created to provide optimum mobility and…

PCIAW Company produces 261 times the renewable energy it needs

Entrepreneur’s athleisure and innerwear company produces 261 times the renewable energy it needs

Now a key trend in the Indian fashion industry, athleisure combines casual style with sporting and urban lifestyles. Hoodies, jackets, and sneakers are nowadays worn to work as well as to the gym. This local demand for athleisure didn’t exist when Tirupur-based entrepreneur Vijaya Raghavan started textile and knitting company BS Apparels in 1994. He…

PCIAW Mcdonald's unveils sustainability initiatives

McDonald’s Unveils Two New Sustainability Initiatives That Could Power 2,500 Stores

On Thursday, fast-food giant McDonald’s announces its latest sustainability plans to pursue two new renewable energy projects.  These projects are virtual power purchase agreements with Apex Clean Energy and Ares Management and are based in Texas. One project will be solar-energy based, and the other will generate power using wind energy. And altogether, these projects are estimated…