Benetton Group SpA

Apparel and textile industry company news

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 70 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

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...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Bangladesh factory inspection beset by differences

Katie Smith | 16 Jun 2014

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


Eastern Europe a “cheap labour sewing backyard”

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.


Rana Plaza one year on: Timeline of change

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.

Latest Interviews

The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories

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.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories

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.

Latest News

Benetton opts for Cad.Assyst and Automarker

Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 2015

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


Benetton Group joins ban on angora wool

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.


Benetton $1.6m Rana Plaza payment “insufficient”

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.


Benetton urged to pay Rana Plaza contribution

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.


Top stories this week on just-style...

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.


Benetton to embark on living wage roadmap

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.


Benetton to contribute to Rana Plaza Fund

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.


United Colors of Benetton builds management team

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.


Benetton urged to pay into Rana Plaza fund

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.


Lacoste joins ban on angora

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.


Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK

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.


just-style's research roundup

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.


just-style's research roundup

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.


Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh

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.


Accord halts production at 12 Bangladesh factories

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.


Benetton names Marco Airoldi as new clothing boss

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.


Benetton Group confident despite FY sales decline

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.


Benetton defends its position on Bangladesh

Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2014

Italian fashion firm Benetton has moved to defend its position on Bangladesh following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


Bangladesh aid call stepped up as funds fall short

Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2014

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.


Global news roundup

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 21 Mar 2014

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month

Leonie Barrie | 19 Mar 2014

The committee set up to pay compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse aims to distribute US$2m to around 3,600 workers and families before the one-year anniversary of the tragedy on 24 April.


Benetton supplier omission "violates" Accord terms

Richard Woodard | 18 Mar 2014

Italian fashion company Benetton has been accused of violating the terms of the Bangladesh Accord by not disclosing the names of suppliers in the country.

Latest blogs

Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary

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.

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?