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China Tariffs are NOT going away

By CHARMING STAFF on Jun 3, 2024 9:25:42 AM

President Joe Biden recently announced his decision to uphold tariffs originally imposed by Trump, on over $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs, instituted under Section 301, target various Chinese goods, including finished textiles and apparel.

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Topics: DPP In Plant Printing
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The Time is Now: Preparing for the EU Mandate of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) Revolution

By CHARMING STAFF on Apr 19, 2024 12:42:11 PM

As we’ve written about before, the European Union’s (EU) introduction of Digital Product Passports (DPPs), is a transformative initiative set to revolutionize supply chains worldwide. The need for businesses to prepare and adapt cannot be underestimated. Those failing to seize this window of opportunity risk facing a frantic scramble to comply with impending regulations. Given EU Member State customs will likely prohibit the import of any non-compliant product, this could very well result in significant penalties including fines.

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Topics: DPP
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The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures: Final Rules

By CHARMING STAFF on Apr 15, 2024 11:29:07 AM

Note: this content is taken directly from the SEC Fact Sheet
On March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules to require registrants to disclose certain climate-related information in registration statements and annual reports. The Commission proposed the rules on March 21, 2022. The public comment file is available online.

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Topics: sustainability circularity
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How Apparel Manufacturers and Retailers can Learn to Love the Digital Product Passport (DPP)

By CHARMING STAFF on Apr 12, 2024 10:01:28 AM

With the European Union’s (EU) introduction of Digital Product Passports (DPPs), apparel manufacturers may find themselves sighing in frustration over what could be viewed as the latest bureaucratic box to check. After all, DPPs will be introduced to help businesses meet strict policies and regulations set by the EU with the goal of accomplishing net zero emissions by 2050. 

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Topics: sustainability
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How California's Senate Bills 343 and 707 Might Just Change the Face of Sustainability

By CHARMING STAFF on Feb 26, 2024 3:26:12 PM

“Eco-conscious everything” is on the rise. Everyone from food companies to schools and apparel brands is clamoring to showcase their commitment to sustainability. But with that comes the use of recycled materials and eco-friendly packaging. And while apparel companies in particular are eager to align themselves with growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, they need to be careful of greenwashing and faulty claims that could backfire -- especially as two key senate Bills in California are pending.

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Topics: sustainability circularity
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On Navigating Sustainability: Why Digital Product Passports (DPP) are the Future

By CHARMING STAFF on Jan 16, 2024 11:03:08 AM

It’s no secret that the fashion industry continues to find itself at a crossroads, grappling with ever changing sustainability and circularity requirements. In this blog post, we will dive into the key problems brands face as policies change and explore why a digital passport solution emerges as a critical tool -- both from an environmental compliance standpoint and to help the industry achieve a more sustainable future.

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Topics: sustainability
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Charming Proudly Sponsors AAFA 2024 Product Safety and Compliance Seminar

By CHARMING STAFF on Jan 3, 2024 1:38:55 PM

Charming Trim, a leading provider of ecologically conscious apparel trim and packaging, is proud to be a sponsor of the American Apparel & Footwear Association's (AAFA) 2024 Products and Compliance Seminar on February 14 - 15, 2024, in  Long Beach, CA.

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Topics: sustainability
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How to Navigate The Latest Supply Chain Challenge: The Panama Canal

By CHARMING STAFF on Dec 5, 2023 9:31:32 AM

It’s no secret that 2023’s Black Friday brought a welcome wave of excitement for apparel brands leaving them '100 Percent Ecstatic' with the results, as revealed by a DHL Supply Chain executive. However, beneath the surface of the retail rejoice lies a tale of challenges in the global shipping industry, particularly concerning the Panama Canal.

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Topics: supply chain
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Charming Trim supports addition of PFAS to Restricted Substances List

By CHARMING STAFF on Apr 28, 2023 3:15:36 PM

As a voting member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Charming Trim was in full support of the Association adding per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the most recent edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL). 

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Topics: PFAS
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Why greenwashing has become a hot topic and what you can do about it

By Jeremy Van Houten on Jan 9, 2023 5:37:07 PM

With an increasing number of consumers willing to spend more for products they believe to be more sustainable, it can be tempting to focus your marketing and messaging efforts on the most eco-friendly aspects of your products. 

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Topics: sustainability

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