Compliance


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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 • May 21, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Fashion Dive

    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 Dive staff
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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
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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
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    Sustainable Apparel Coalition rebrands as Cascale

    The move follows the December exit of CEO Amina Razvi and the organization’s step back from the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SEC to scrap scope 3 reporting from climate disclosure rule: Reuters

    The omission could create a compliance conundrum for companies that still need to report scope 3 under the EU’s CSRD and California’s climate regulations.

    By Zoya Mirza • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    7 fashion industry trends to watch in 2024

    The coming year will bring fast fashion battles, more mergers and acquisitions, an evolution of luxury and a presidential election, and that’s just for starters.

    By Laurel Deppen and Lara Ewen • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Temu app contains ‘most dangerous’ spyware in circulation: class action lawsuit

    The complaint alleges that the fast fashion giant gains access to “literally everything on your phone” once its app is downloaded.

    By Updated Nov. 13, 2023
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    Bangladesh stalls decision on garment workers’ minimum wage

    As protests turned deadly, a government board tasked with setting wages for garment workers agreed to reduce the number of pay grades, but did not meet its Nov. 1 deadline.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 3, 2023
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    New regulations seek to expose fashion greenwashers’ true colors

    In Europe, governments plan to prohibit fashion companies and other industries from making vague or misleading environmental claims, and the U.S. could soon do the same.

    By Lauren Schenkman • Nov. 1, 2023
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    Adidas case slapped with amended complaint for violating ESG policies

    Shareholders amended the class-action lawsuit against the sportswear brand, which accuses it of failing to disclose ESG and DEI violations made by rapper Ye in a timely manner.

    By Zoya Mirza • Oct. 26, 2023
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    Amazon crimes unit referral nabs court win in China

    Prada and other brands received a favorable ruling in the case following the e-commerce giant's effort to curb the sale of counterfeit luxury products.

    By Oct. 24, 2023
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    Adidas requests new trial in Thom Browne infringement case

    A jury found the luxury fashion brand not liable for the sneaker giant’s complaints in January.

    By Oct. 23, 2023