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A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard spent eight years working for the East Anglian Daily Times, a regional daily newspaper in England.
In September 2000, he joined drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International as editor, and was responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-related content relevant to the international drinks industry.
Richard left Wine & Spirit International at the end of 2005 to pursue a freelance career. Since then, he has written news and feature articles regularly for just-style.com, as well as for a variety of drinks magazines and websites, including sister site just-drinks.com.
Articles by Richard Woodard
Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its supply chain in Brazil.
A coalition of global investors is calling on apparel brands and retailers to reveal more information on steps taken to improve conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Union affiliates from Cambodia and the Philippines have met to discuss campaigns and future strategies around negotiating a living wage for workers.
Fashion company Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted reduced fourth quarter and full-year profits, prompting a mixed reaction from analysts.
Analysts have given a luke-warm reaction to a narrowing of losses at retailer JC Penney in the first quarter, warning that the company “still has much to do” to turn its fortunes around.
Hundreds of production facilities in India joined the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2014, helping the initiative to increase its certifications by 18% over the year.
Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but the company admits it still has to work to do on the use of recycled materials.
The planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact between the EU and the US is set to usher in a significant overhaul of investment arbitration.
Migrant workers are being “short-changed” because governments in Asia and the Middle East fail to work together on labour migration, says a new report.
Industrial thread business Coats Group Plc has launched a new service which it claims will “revolutionise” zip sampling for the fashion and textile industries.
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- Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub
- Fast Retailing supplier continues strike talks
- China cotton stockpile auction may shake up market
- Under Armour unveils newest retail presence
- Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020
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- Wool in the 21st Century: new prospects for a familiar fibre
- Apparel Retail: Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide
- Myanmar's Garment Sector - Opportunities & Challenges in 2015