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    Anti-synthetics group forms in US Congress


    The Congressional Slow Fashion Caucus was established in the US House of Representatives on June 27. Among its founding members are Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (Washington), Chellie Pingree (Maine), Sydney Kamlager-Dove (California), Grace Meng (New York), Julia Brownley (California) and Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler (New York) – all of whom belong to ...

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    Adidas starts internal investigation into allegations of bribery


    On Monday morning, several media outlets, including the Financial Times, reported that Adidas had launched an internal investigation into allegations of bribery in its China business following a whistleblower complaint accusing executives of embezzlement. According to the Financial Times, the letter alleged that Adidas employees, including a senior manager, received ...

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    After bitcoin, SEC gives the nod to ether


    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has amended its rules and cleared the way for exchange-traded products (ETPs) – notably, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – that deal in spot ether. The change results from petitions from NYSE Arca, Nasdaq and Cboe BZX. Ether is the crypto currency associated with the ...

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    The EU’s new right to repair


    On April 23, after about two years of negotiation, the EU adopted a directive establishing common rules for the right to repair. Member states must be compliant with the directive within 24 months of its entry into force. The rules relate to the New Consumer Agenda and the Circular Economy ...

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    No more non-competes in the US


    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has deemed non-compete clauses to be unfair competition (in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act) and issued a nationwide ban. Once the ban goes into effect – 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register – existing non-competes will no longer ...

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    France seeks to ban exports of used clothes


    France would like the EU to ban exports of used clothes, the country’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion has told Reuters. Of particular concern for France is Africa, which, the ministry said, “must no longer be the dustbin of fast-fashion.” France enjoys the support of Sweden and Denmark ...

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    France’s proposal against fast fashion


    The administration of French President Emmanuel Macron, founder of the Renaissance party, will support a law proposed by an opposition party to penalize fast fashion. The text in question is no. 2268, “aiming to render fast-fashion out of fashion, thanks to a system of incentives and penalties.” Its proponent is ...

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    Sports industry contributes 1.3% to Italy’s GDP, new report shows


    Italy’s sports industry is worth €22 billion and contributes 1.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new report. “Rapporto Sport 2023” was presented on Jan. 30 by Istituto per il Credito Sportivo (ICS) and Sport e Salute, an Italian public body that ...

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    The new EU GPSR: Be on guard and proactive


    Our legal expert answers some of the questions brands, retailers, and distributors may have about the GPSR and how you as a business can prepare.

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    5 regulatory issues your company can’t afford to overlook

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    Stacey Bowers of Compliance & Risks lays out what you need to know about 5 upcoming changes which will affect the Sporting Goods industry.

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    The latest on the EU’s Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation


    The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulations are one step closer. We bring you a summary of everything you might need to know so far.

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    European Commission: Live-stream discussion on forced labor on March 28


    In Sept. 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation to prohibit products made using forced labor, including child labor, on the internal market of the European Union (EU). Work is now underway to prepare the relevant legislation. To raise awareness of the topic, “Care ...

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    France introduces new anti-greenwashing rules


    As part of its legislative arsenal to combat climate change, the French government has now introduced the next stage of its anti-greenwashing legislation, effective January 1, 2023. The new rules are a major step in controlling advertising claims on carbon offsetting and carbon neutrality, following laws that came into effect ...

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    Reducing energy costs in European retail: a colder, darker winter


    With energy prices skyrocketing and the need to replenish gas reserves before winter, everyone is doing their part, and global energy conservation measures have already been taken in the retail sector. While customer service and satisfaction are top priorities in retail, stakeholders may be reluctant to engage in actions that ...