Compliance


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    Nike, Converse sue 52 ‘counterfeiting networks’

    The businesses named in the lawsuit collectively operate 98 websites and 267 social media handles, and allegedly sell “thousands” of fakes.

    By Cara Salpini • June 21, 2024
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    Gap, H&M, others join initiative to decarbonize fashion supply chain

    The Future Supply Initiative will provide brands with financing models and technical support to help their suppliers transition to low carbon technologies and solutions.

    By Zoya Mirza • June 18, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion More

    Fashion faced its share of shakeups in the first half of 2024, but few industries are more adept at reinvention or more suited to change.

    By Fashion More staff
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    Toms sues third-party Amazon storefront for trademark infringement

    The footwear company said Bloom Trading sold used and nongenuine shoes bearing its name.

    By June 14, 2024
  • New York State Senator Peter Harckham speaks during a June 7, 2024, debate.
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    New York EPR for packaging bill fails to pass before end of legislative session

    The state Senate approved the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act last week, but the bill stalled in the Assembly. Bottle bill expansion and mattress EPR legislation also didn’t advance.

    By Megan Quinn , Cole Rosengren • June 14, 2024
  • A group of people stand outdoors in support of the Fashion Workers Act. Several people hold signs, some reading "NYFW generates $600 million a year in income but we get paid in clothes." "Proud to support the Fashion workers act."
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    Fashion Workers Act passes New York state assembly in bid to correct ‘gross power imbalance’

    The bill, which is headed to the governor for signature, aims to protect models from exploitation.

    By June 12, 2024
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    OTB implements tracking and certification technology

    Diesel confiscated almost 44,000 counterfeit bags in China as its parent company implements NFT certification for its luxury lines.

    By June 6, 2024
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    2 major EU sustainability and human rights regulations signed into law

    The rules, which ban destruction of unsold textiles among other things, aim to redefine product standards and promote sustainability.

    By Lauren Schenkman • June 4, 2024
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    Study questions reports of clothing waste in Ghana

    The findings contradict widespread claims of secondhand textile disposal challenges at the Kantamanto market in Accra, Ghana.

    By Lauren Schenkman • June 3, 2024
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    White House looks to bolster carbon market credibility

    The Biden administration released new principles for responsibly participating in voluntary carbon markets in what was called a “pragmatic step” by the CEO of carbon data platform Sylvera.

    By Lamar Johnson • May 31, 2024
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    Uniqlo and Anya Hindmarch face ‘googly eye’ trademark infringement lawsuit

    Googly Eye Cru, which sells apparel and accessories with a cartoon eyeball design, takes issue with last year’s collaboration between the designer and the Fast Retailing-owned brand.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Nearly 20% of cotton-containing tested products traced to Xinjiang, China: report

    More than 800 items, including apparel and footwear, had fibers from the contested region, despite U.S. bans over forced labor concerns.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Updated May 28, 2024
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    Shein factory employees work 75-hour weeks for low wages: report

    Following allegations from human rights group Public Eye, the fast fashion giant said it invests tens of millions of dollars into strengthening its supply chain governance and compliance.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Regulations could improve ESG in fashion, but Worldly exec says it’s not enough

    James Schaffer said recent mandates that require companies to disclose financial and environmental risks are a bellwether of the industry’s future.

    By May 15, 2024
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    California Gov. Newsom says climate bills are ‘funded’ in his revised state budget

    The governor’s original budget proposal for 2024-2025 left out funding needed to implement climate disclosure bills SB 253 and SB 261 — an omission met with much criticism.

    By Zoya Mirza • May 15, 2024
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    EU adopts CSRD reporting delay, gives non-EU companies until 2026 to comply

    Exempted companies will now have more time to focus on the implementation of broader sustainability reporting requirements before they start observing sector-specific standards.

    By Zoya Mirza • May 9, 2024
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    FTC lawsuit on Tapestry’s merger with Capri could have wider implications

    The complaint demonstrates the agency’s recent crackdown on “serial acquisitions,” a practice that has become more common across industries.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Human rights and environmental legislation approved by European Parliament

    The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive holds companies and supply chain partners accountable for ESG compliance.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 25, 2024
  • A person walks past Coach bags in a window of Macy's store.
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    FTC sues to block Tapestry’s $8.5B acquisition of Capri Holdings

    The commission alleges the deal prevents competition between brands at both companies and gives Tapestry a dominant share of the “accessible luxury” handbag market.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Cotton used by H&M and Zara linked to illegal deforestation: report

    A year-long investigation by nonprofit Earthsight found that fiber certified by ethical supply chain organization Better Cotton was grown on "stolen" and "deforested" land in Brazil.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 18, 2024
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    DHS unveils ‘enhanced strategy’ to fight illicit trade in textile industry

    The plan includes cracking down on small shipments that fall under the de minimis exemption and benefit fast fashion giants such as Shein and Temu.

    By Lauren Schenkman • April 11, 2024
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    Fashion fails to keep ‘grandiose promises’ on sustainability, human rights: report

    Major brands haven’t improved their practices compared to last year, according to the 2024 Remake Fashion Accountability Report.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 29, 2024
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    SEC to face all climate rule challenges in U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

    The agency had nine legal challenges to its rule requiring public companies to disclose certain climate risks consolidated into one venue.

    By Lamar Johnson • March 26, 2024
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    Workers’ rights and environmental legislation endorsed by European Union

    The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive would require companies to take responsibility for detecting and remedying problems in their supply chains.

    By Lauren Schenkman • March 15, 2024
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    How the SEC climate rule will impact manufacturers’ supply chains

    Even with scope 3 emissions left out of the new rule, contract manufacturers should be prepared to report emissions data as more states adopt disclosure requirements, experts say.

    By Kate Magill • March 13, 2024
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    The Council of the EU and European Parliament reach deal on forced labor product ban

    The provisional agreement includes clarity on assessing potential violations.

    By March 6, 2024