• Talks progressing on Myanmar minimum wage

    Long-delayed details on a proposed minimum wage for garment factory workers in Myanmar should be released by the end of this month, just-style has been told.

  • INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability

    "We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar.

  • Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

    Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.

  • H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact

    H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.

  • Bangladesh Accord "concerned" at delays in remediation

    One of the groups working to improve building and worker safety in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has said it is "concerned" with delays in remediation at many of the factories that it has inspected.

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Frustrations come to the fore over Bangladesh inspections 23 Jun 15

Both the Alliance and Accord have long expressed their concerns at the Bangladesh government’s lack of engagement in the process of making garment factories safer and empowering workers. But recent comments from the country's finance minister appear to be pushing their frustrations to the fore.


COMMENT: Towards an Asian sustainable development strategy 22 Jun 15

In any discussion on social responsibility, the garment-exporting countries of South and Southeast Asia have a serious problem of credibility that nobody wants to address. Yet credibility is the single most important factor in determining the success or failure of any sustainable development strategy, writes David Birnbaum.

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Major Apparel News

Myanmar minimum wage set at US$3.2 per day

Leonie Barrie | 29 Jun 15

The first national minimum wage for garment factory workers in Myanmar has been set at MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day.


Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub

Leonie Barrie | 29 Jun 15

?Far Eastern New Century Corp, one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates, is planning to invest TWD10bn (US$323m) to set up an integrated production site for yarn, fabrics, dyeing and apparel in Vietnam.


Accord "concerned" at delays in remediation

Katie Smith | 29 Jun 15

One of the groups working to improve building and worker safety in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has said it is "concerned" with delays in remediation at many of the factories that it has inspected.

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AGOA and Haiti trade renewal to be signed into law

Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


INTERVIEW: William E. Connor "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities 4 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of another record financial year and being named one of world's most ethical firms for the fourth time in a row, William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd., remains characteristically modest about the company's achievements. But drill down, and he sees the realignment of retail and being "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities, as key pointers for the future.


INTERVIEW: Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

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Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year

Leonie Barrie | 24 Jun 15

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.


Shaking up the supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 22 Jun 15

Ongoing efforts to reverse a slump in sales at its namesake brand are to see US clothing retailer Gap Inc shutter 175 of its namesake stores in the US and axe 250 head office jobs.


US trade legislation hangs by a thread

Leonie Barrie | 16 Jun 15

Efforts to move forward on key pieces of US trade legislation intensified last week. A package of measures to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and extend the Haiti HELP/HOPE programme was approved by the US House of Representatives – although it now needs to return to the Senate for another vote.

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US trade agenda back on track

President Obama’s trade agenda took a major step forward yesterday (24 June) after the US Senate passed fast-track legislation seen as key to finalising a pending agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.

Product 3.0 underpins Gap brand turnaround plans

A new approach to product development – dubbed ‘Product 3.0’ – underpinned by a responsive and seamless supply chain, is at the heart of plans to turnaround the Gap brand.

AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa

Should the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) be renewed for ten years as expected, there would be unprecedented opportunities for the sub-Saharan Africa textile and apparel sector.

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Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020

Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020

By 2020, just-style estimates that the lingerie market in total will be worth US$30.65bn at retail value, with potential growth of 3.8% over 2015. This is a welcome return to growth for an apparel sector for which performance between 2010 and 2014 was hardly dynamic. However, there are warning bells ringing, particularly for the European market. With almost 40 tables and figures, this report provides the essential facts, insights and data for lingerie's global market and supply chain... Read more

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