The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) has launched a new CmiA Organic Standard.
Activists from around the world joint for the First Fashion Revolution Day on 24th of April 2014. Exactly one year ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Bangladesh and led to more than 1100 dead and several thousands injured. The first fashion revolution day had the motto “Who made your clothes?” and people from around the world posted selfies with #insideout worn clothes to create awareness for the people who make the clothes.
The German minister for development said to the “Welt am Sonntag” that they are working on a new textile standard for sustainable garments which is planned to be introduced within this year already.
In an interview with Spiegel, Karl Johan-Persson, CEO of H&M, suggested a new worldwide label for the textile industry that may only be used by those who comply with certain predefined standards for wages, environmental and social aspects. Heike Scheuer, head of the IVN, opposes this suggestion as the industry already has this standard according to her opinion: the GOTS.
The new 2012 Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report by Textile Exchange is accessible for free.
At least 115 workers died in a fire in the textile factory called Tazreen Fashion in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 24 November 2012. The factory was audited by the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) in December 2011.