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New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...

Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing tex...

Toxic discharge issue hits a tipping point

In the past six years apparel buyers have moved from avoiding commitment on toxic discharge to likely toxic-free production by the end of th...

Bangladesh slips as US imports surge in September

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipme...

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

H&M expands into eight new online markets 19 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Swedish fashion giant H&M Hennes & Mauritz is pressing ahead with its expansion plans by launching online in eight new markets next year.

H&M beats consensus with October sales growth 17 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz H&M booked a double-digit increase in October sales, beating analyst forecasts by 4%.

Accord issues remediation guides for factories 14 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has issued a manual and other remediation guidance to help its supplier factories as the implementation of fire protection measures gets underway.

Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Levi Strauss will cut 500 jobs as part of a restructure, a 28% increase in wages for Cambodia garment workers, and Bangladesh seeing its apparel exports to the US decline in September.

Investigation into Converse trademark complaint 14 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) is to launch an investigation into trademark infringement claims against 31 footwear retailers and manufacturers following a complaint by Converse.

Latest blogs

Forced labour claims weigh on India mills 3 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

A number of retailers were last week forced to respond to allegations of "forced labour" among female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.

Self-assembly fashion line for Ikea? 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Yet another fast fashion brand could be about to launch, with suggestions that the next move by Swedish furniture retailer Ikea might be into apparel.

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