VIEWPOINT: Cleaning up textile mills makes commercial sense
By Leonie Barrie | 23 September 2010
Plans by two of the world's largest retailers - Walmart and H&M - to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their factories sends out an important message to global supply chains.
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