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India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it f...

Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


INTERVIEW: Helena Helmersson, H&M 30 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The latest sustainability report released earlier this month by Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz highlights the group's achievements over the last year. Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M, spoke with just-style about the company's major milestones, including closed loop clothing, collaboration, and the group's African sourcing plans.

Latest News

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.


ITC proceeds with denim patent investigation 19 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will proceed with the launch of an investigation into a patent infringement complaint regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.


Cambodia union members detained amid wage campaign 17 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Two Cambodian trade union members were detained this morning (17 September) and soldiers mobilised as garment workers campaigned for a rise in the minimum wage.


H&M goes green with Conscious Denim 16 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M is expanding its eco-friendly Conscious Collections with the launch of a new denim range that uses more sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly production processes.

Latest blogs

Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh 22 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.


Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

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