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FLANARANT: Garment growth unlikely under India PM

Will "strong man" politicians kick-start the sluggish garment industries in India and Pakistan? asks Mike Flanagan. Evidence so far, he sugg...

Rana Plaza one year on: Timeline of change

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 fac...

Sourcing: More action needed to trace raw material

It's one thing for apparel brands and retailers to talk about sustainability and traceability across their supply chains, but another altoge...

Who is culpable for Bangladesh compensation?

As the focus in Bangladesh shifts to compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent garment factory tragedies, an intriguing...

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Lidl commits to hazardous chemical detox 10 Dec 2014

Richard Woodard

Discount retailer Lidl has pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile production by 1 January, 2020 - a move that has been welcomed by environmental pressure group Greenpeace.


Steady growth seen for global retail in 2014 7 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

Improved performance in Western Europe has helped the global retail industry to record steady growth of 5.3% in 2014, according to new market research.


Rana Plaza compensation to begin next month 19 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.


Funds fall short as Rana Plaza compensation nears 14 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Compensation payments to victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse are due to start next month - but campaigners admit funds still fall far short of the $40m needed to make payments to all workers.


Investment lifts Carrefour FY profits 5 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, today (5 March) reported higher 2013 profits as investment helped boost sales in France - with the company pledging to up capital expenditure this year.

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Fabric mill fire fuels puts new spotlight on safety 14 Oct 2013

Leonie Barrie

The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again after at least seven people were killed last week in a fire at a fabric mill. More than 50 people were also injured in the blaze at Aswad Composite Mills Limited, part of the Palmal Group.

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