16 May 2013
A total of 33 companies have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building last month, which killed more than 1,000 people.
15 May 2013
There is no doubt that something needed to be done to improve safety standards at factories in Bangladesh making clothes for western brands and retailers. But the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety - details of which were reported on just-style yesterday - seems to raise nearly as many questions as it answers.
15 May 2013
More retailers and brands have joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ahead of the midnight deadline (15 May).
14 May 2013
Two more European retailers have this-afternoon signed up to the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which aims to improve safety conditions in supplier factories.
10 May 2013
NGOs are increasing pressure on international clothing brands and retailers that source from Bangladesh to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety following another fatal incident in a garment factory.
2 May 2013
Is Bangladesh is a place where workers are safe to make clothes sold by Western retailers and brands - and is the lure of low costs a risk worth taking? Last week's collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza factory complex has brought these concerns to the fore all over again.
1 May 2013
A group of Western clothing retailers and brands have agreed to a deadline later this month to finalise a fire and building safety plan aimed at preventing industrial disasters like the collapse last week of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh.
30 April 2013
UK fashion retailers Primark and Matalan, as well as Canadian brand Joe Fresh, have all agreed to pay compensation and offer emergency food aid to victims who worked for their suppliers in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building.
29 April 2013
British fashion retailer Primark and Canadian brand Joe Fresh have confirmed that their garments were being manufactured in one of the Bangladesh factories that collapsed on Wednesday (24 April), killing nearly 300 people.
29 April 2013
Labour rights groups and unions have stepped up their calls for urgent action to improve worker health and safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry, as the death toll from the collapsed Rana Plaza factory building soars to 381.
19 April 2013
A new water discharge monitoring service has been introduced to help textile manufacturers eliminate pollution of waterways and demonstrate their environmental credentials.
8 April 2013
Indian online fashion retailer Myntra has acquired San Francisco-based virtual fitting room developer Fitiquette to help improve the shopping experience for Indian consumers.
5 February 2013
Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.
1 February 2013
Two campaigns carried out over the past two years by two groups of activists have achieved very different results. Whereas Greenpeace has successfully corralled major brands and retailers into its Detox programme, the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement (BFBSA) campaign has struggled to make a mark. Mike Flanagan looks at what the Bangladesh factory fire row tells us about the future of compliance.
24 January 2013
Plans by German outdoor clothing brand Jack Wolfskin to eliminate a chemical used in water-repellent coatings for textiles have come in ahead of schedule, the company said today (24 January).
22 January 2013
Apparel company Limited Brands, owner of lingerie brands Victoria's Secret and La Senza, has become the 14th major business to pledge to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain and across all products by 2020.
17 January 2013
Italian fashion brand Benetton is to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its entire global supply chain and products by 2020.
8 January 2013
Singapore-based apparel company Ocean Sky is set to be acquired by Luen Thai Holdings for US$55m.
28 November 2012
Benetton is rolling out the WFX On-demand web-based PLM solution across its South Asian operations to help manage product development and production and to collaborate with its vendor base.
6 September 2012
The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.
31 August 2012
Global fashion brand United Colors of Benetton is set to implement a new core body size standard and fit strategy based on an in-depth body shape analysis of its target customers.
13 July 2012
Croatia is set to become the 28th member state of the European Union on 1 July 2013 - a move that offers greater access to EU customers for its textiles and clothing. But there are risks, and the Croatian sector could be in better shape, as Mark Rowe reports.
9 July 2012
Italian fashion business Benetton has launched a project to inform consumers about the safety of its children's products.
2 July 2012
While cities such as Milan, Paris, New York and London have historically been seen as the global 'fashion hubs' - acting as meeting spots for high-end designers, fashion shows, luxury retail outlets and fashionistas - the rise of fast fashion has also made cutting-edge trends more accessible to the rest of the world.
19 June 2012
With its location adjacent to Europe's key fashion centre Italy, a highly skilled labour force and low wages, Albania's textile and clothing industry is repositioning itself amid the unrelenting economic crisis that is gripping Europe.
16 May 2012
Italian fashion business Benetton saw its first quarter net profit nearly halved as revenues were cut by 5.5% and margins were hit by higher raw materials costs.
14 May 2012
Migrant garment workers in factories in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia making clothes for western fashion brands are facing state oppression and exploitation by their employers, according to claims in a new report released today (14 May).
26 April 2012
High-end Italian clothier Ermenegildo Zegna and fashion retailer Benetton Group SpA have both bought shares in luxury fashion firm Brunello Cucinelli SpA, which this week completed an initial public offering in Milan.
23 April 2012
Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has today (23 April) confirmed that chairman Luciano Benetton will step down on Tuesday, handing the role to his son.
19 March 2012
Benetton's 'Nitex' clothing factory in the southern Serbian city of Nis is set to employ 2,000 workers by the end of 2013, rising to 2,700 once its renovation is fully completed the following year.