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China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Vietnam surges ahead in US apparel import gains

Spurred on by the back-to-school season and fears of potential disruption to shipments of holiday merchandise amid the dockworkers contract...

Brand issues add to woes for retailer Asos

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brand...

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...

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

Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.


H&M calls for annual wage reviews in Bangladesh 15 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The chief executive of H&M, Karl-Johan Persson, has highlighted the need for annual wage revisions in Bangladesh in line with local price inflation.


Cambodia garment workers campaign for higher wages 15 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Unions are warning of further protests by Cambodian garment workers after more than 1,000 people took part in demonstrations at the weekend to demand better pay following a delay in announcing a new minimum wage.


Tesco backs campaign against Uzbek cotton 15 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.


Converse trademark suit targets 31 rivals 15 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Nike-owned footwear business Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes.

Latest blogs

Crystal Group looks at long-term growth 30 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

In an exclusive interview published on just-style last week, Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group, talks about the challenges of building the business for long-term growth, and ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals.


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.

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