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Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disru...
Faced with the growing risks of producing in Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as the rising cost of countries like China and Indonesia, it is...
Hennes & Mauritz says there is a growing understanding and demand from its customers for sustainable and ethically sourced clothing - areas...
A growing list of differences appears to be breaking out between groups working to improve factory and building safety for garment workers i...
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.
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.
A two-day public hearing staged to investigate pay and working conditions in Indonesian garment factories making clothes for Western brands and retailers has, perhaps not surprisingly, uncovered "systemic" human rights violations in the sector.
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.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include just-style's coverage of the 'Made in the UK' event held in London, the appeal of Burma/Myanmar as an outsourcing destination for Hong Kong garment companies, and H&M's latest trading update.
While headline numbers for H&M in its second-quarter are above consensus expectations, analysts believe the second half outlook for the fashion retailer is "significantly more difficult" with continuing margin contraction likely.
Clothing giant H&M is joining forces with the ILO (International Labour Organization) and various other partners to launch an initiative to improve industrial relations in the Cambodian garment industry.
Less than a week after hailing plans to begin sourcing its first garments from Burma/Myanmar, US retail giant Gap Inc was on the defensive, hitting back at accusations it simply wants to get its clothes produced as cheaply as possible.
Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.
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