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Jeremy Mullins | 5 Jan 2017

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) invited stakeholders to an event in Myanmar – attended by just-style – to look at how to maintain stability on the factory front by improving labour relations.

Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 2016

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at the same time H&M appears to show no interest in the safety of workers making its products, write Emma Birnbaum and David Birnbaum. What is the difference between compliance and worker safety? they ask.

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainability goals set out by the Swedish fashion retailer.

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Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2014

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.

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.

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Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.

Michelle Russell | 25 May 2017

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

Beth Wright | 18 May 2017

Swedish clothing giant H&M says its aim of improving the working conditions for people making its products is continuing with "good progress" as the retailer provides an update on its living wage strategy.

Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

A new initiative has launched that brings together key stakeholders such as C&A Foundation, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Nike to build a circular economy for textiles – starting with fashion.

Beth Wright | 8 May 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted solid sales for the month of April that matched analyst expectations, albeit in line with its performance last month.

Beth Wright | 2 May 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has been recognised for its leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency by US independent watchdog Freedom House.

Beth Wright | 18 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in March, marking two years of consecutive growth.

Beth Wright | 13 Apr 2017

A new technology that converts leftovers from winemaking to fully vegetal leather has won the largest slice of a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.

Beth Wright | 6 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is ramping up efforts to boost the use of clean, renewable energy at its garment suppliers thanks to a new partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Beth Wright | 5 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has pledged to use only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in all its products by 2030, and to scale-up its industrial relations and fair living wage programmes.

Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2017

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.

Beth Wright | 30 Mar 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has revealed it will launch a new brand in the UK this year, amid a tumble in first-quarter earnings and sales that were lower than expected for the period.

Beth Wright | 27 Mar 2017

Carbon-binding nylon made from biomass and solar energy instead of oil, vegetal leather made from wine production waste, and an idea that turns cow manure into biodegradable textiles are just some of the winners named by the non-profit H&M Foundation in the second edition of its Global Change Award.

Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in February, albeit lower than the retailer has seen in recent months.

Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.

Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2017

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.

Beth Wright | 9 Mar 2017

As part of its commitment to closing the loop and a more sustainable fashion future, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable offering – a unisex denim collection.

Michelle Russell | 8 Mar 2017

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to encourage its suppliers to pay workers through mobile money, or other digital forms, as part of a United Nations (UN) initiative the Swedish fashion giant has joined.

Michelle Russell | 2 Mar 2017

A Myanmar garment factory that supplies to Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has been forced to temporarily close after what is understood to have been an attack by around 500 protesting workers demanding overtime pay and better working conditions.

Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2017

A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in January, marking the 46th consecutive month of growth. 

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2017

Bangladesh union representatives have signed a collective agreement with H&M and Inditex supplier Natural Denims Ltd for the first time, entitling workers to an annual wage increase, sick leave and a bonus scheme. 

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Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2015

Nike and Wal-Mart have used the annual Climate Week in New York to pledge to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy, joining H&M and M&S as part of the RE100 campaign.

Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

just-style has just launched an exciting offer for registered members: A full-year subscription with a saving of over one third on the usual price AND a free, 33-page report on how to develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy, by vendor, country and overseas representation.

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