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C&A Foundation wants fashion to be force for good

Around EUR29m (US$32m) was invested last year by the C&A Foundation in initiatives across the clothing supply chain – but the philanthropic...

Organic cotton market growing again

The organic cotton market is growing once more, after three consecutive years of declining production. This is the result of industry collab...


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.


Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

Katie Smith | 8 Jun 2015

More than 70 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following ongoing pressure from animal rights group PETA.


The Fit Factor: C&A overhauls fit for the future

Leonie Barrie | 20 Mar 2015

The past year has seen value retailer C&A confront head-on the challenge of delivering consistent fit across key categories such as lingerie, trousers and denim. A complete overhaul of its approach is now seen as the precursor to building market share, sales, brand loyalty and a multi-channel push.


New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Debra Cobb | 17 Nov 2014

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

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

C&A to add "accurate fit" label to garments

Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 2015

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.


C&A to boost opportunities for women in India

Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Fashion retail business C&A Europe and the C&A Foundation have announced a partnership with Women on Wings to boost the opportunities for working women in India.


ETI names C&A's Philip Chamberlain as new chair

Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 2015

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has named Philip Chamberlain, the head of sustainable business development at C&A Europe as its new chair.


C&A appoints Hogue sustainability chief

Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

Apparel retailer C&A Global has appointed Jeffrey Hogue to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer.


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.


Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined

Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2014

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


Bangladesh Alliance unveils fire safety initiative

Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has launched a fire safety initiative to protect the lives of garment workers, a need highlighted by the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh that killed 112 people.


C&A Foundation embarks on a new global strategy

Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 2014

A call for "greater collaboration for a fair and sustainable apparel industry" has been issued by the C&A Foundation - a private body affiliated with the global clothing retailer C&A - as it embarks on a new global strategy.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora

Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Indian women textile workers endure forced labour

Richard Woodard | 28 Oct 2014

Female textile workers in mills in southern India are enduring horrific working conditions which amount to “forced labour”, according to a report from two pressure groups.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora

Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

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

Leonie Barrie | 15 Oct 2014

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

Katie Smith | 22 Sep 2014

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

Richard Woodard | 13 Aug 2014

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

Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2014

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.


Primark launches investigation after wool probe

Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2014

UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.


PETA urges wool boycott after undercover probe

Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Made-By milestones include supply chain mapping

Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 2014

Among the milestones achieved by European sustainable fashion NGO Made-By in 2013 were the launch of a supply chain mapping project with US women's wear brand Eileen Fisher and joining the PaCT programme in Bangladesh to train staff from eight global retailers and brands on textile wet processing.


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.


H&M and Solidaridad in sustainable textiles pact

Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

Fashion retailer H&M is strengthening its relationship with Dutch NGO Solidaridad to help boost the sustainability of its entire production chain, from cotton fields and textile factories to the clothing store.


India sets up group to grow organic cotton sector

Leonie Barrie | 1 May 2014

Industry leaders from the Indian organic cotton sector are to set up a new secretariat to help the country to realise its potential in sustainable fibre production.


C&A warns of supply crisis in organic cotton

Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2014

Despite increasing demand for organic cotton in international markets, global production continues to decline, European value fashion retailer C&A has warned.

Latest blogs

Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia

Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 2014

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Political tensions will weigh on Cambodia's growth

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

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.

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