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Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Bangladesh factory inspection beset by differences

A growing list of differences appears to be breaking out between groups working to improve factory and building safety for garment workers i...


Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 2014

As brands and retailers increasingly explore options for sourcing closer to home, it is perhaps inevitable that labour rights activists should now turn their attention to pay and conditions for garment workers in eastern Europe and Turkey.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Apr 2014

The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.


Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2014

One year today, one of the worst industrial disasters in history occured when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing nearly 1,200 workers. just-style has followed developments closely over the last 12 months, and here we take a look back at the thoughts of those in the industry.


Michelle Russell | 1 Apr 2014

A new report suggests retailers are still failing workers in their supply chains by not paying a living wage. The survey, which aims to provide greater transparency for consumers on the living wage issue, concludes that while some work has been done, much more progress is needed. just-style takes a closer look.

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Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.


Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

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Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 2016

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has acquired its full Korean estate as part of the firm's refocus and relaunch programme, making it a wholly-owned entity.


Leonie Barrie | 11 May 2016

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has reported a loss in its first full year following the restructuring of its business, and named Francesco Gori as non-executive chairman.


Katie Smith | 23 Oct 2015

Italian fashion giant Benetton has launched a EUR5m (US$5.5m) initiative aimed at supporting women in the global ready-made garment industry as part of its new Women Empowerment Programme. 


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

French fashion retailer The Kooples is being urged to stop selling angora and fur products in light of a new investigation which is said to have exposed “shocking” conditions at Chinese farms. 


Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 2015

Italian fashion company Benetton is investing in new CAD and automatic marker making systems supplied by Sistemi Assyst.


Leonie Barrie | 8 Jun 2015

Italian fashion giant Benetton has become the latest company to join a ban on angora wool, pledging to boycott the fibre from all its collections sold in around 6,000 stores worldwide.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Apr 2015

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.


Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 2015

Italian fashion giant Benetton is being urged to make the donation it promised into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund in time for the next round of compensation payments.


Katie Smith | 27 Feb 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 2015

Italian fashion retailer Benetton is to embark on an initiative this year aimed at building a roadmap to achieve a living wage for women in the textile and garment supply chain.


Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 2015

Italian fashion giant Benetton is to make a contribution to the Bangladesh Rana Plaza Trust Fund that compensates victims of the disaster that occurred nearly two years ago.


Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.


Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 2014

Labour rights campaigners have renewed calls for Italian fashion label Benetton to pay US$5m into a fund set up to help the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2014

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.


Ellie Morgan | 1 Oct 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


Ellie Morgan | 15 Aug 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at apparel and footwear in Argentina, opportunities and applications for digital textile printing, and world textile and apparel trade and production trends in South Asia.


Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 2014

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


Leonie Barrie | 15 May 2014

Production has been suspended in 12 factories supplying a group of brands and retailers in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia following concerns over building safety.


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2014

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has confirmed the appointment of Marco Airoldi as chief executive of the company's clothing business as it embarks on a restructuring of its business.


Katie Smith | 14 Apr 2014

Italian fashion group Benetton Group has reported an "expected" double-digit decline in annual sales, but remains confident of an improvement in performance for the year ahead.

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Katie Smith | 24 Apr 2014

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

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