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Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Organic cotton faces potential supply shortage

Brands and retailers seeking to use more organic cotton in their ranges over the next few years are likely to face a potential supply crisis...

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...

Latest Interviews

The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

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 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

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

French Connection commits to stop selling angora 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Tesco backs campaign against Uzbek cotton 15 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Retail giant Tesco has signed a pledge not to use cotton from Uzbekistan, joining a wider campaign to try to stop the use of forced labour in the country's annual harvest.


Fashion brands support Cambodia wage rise 22 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


Daewoo targeted by Uzbek cotton protesters 13 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

South Korea’s Daewoo International Corporation has been targeted by protesters demanding that the company cease sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan over forced labour concerns.


Ted Baker “no plans” to stop using wool 17 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.

Latest blogs

Political tensions will weigh on Cambodia's growth 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

Company research

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity unde...

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