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Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Mexico urges fast-fashion brands to source locally

Global fast-fashion brands such as H&M, Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters who are keen to grow their business in Mexico are being urg...

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...

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

Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.


Workers call for reopening of Hameen Sportswear 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Cambodia's National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is calling for the Hameen Sportswear factory in Bangladesh to re-open after 400 workers were laid off when it closed earlier this month.


Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy fibre initiative 29 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.


Hazardous chemicals found in children's products 27 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Toxic chemicals have been found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Aldi, Migros and Tchibo.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.

Latest blogs

Self-assembly fashion line for Ikea? 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Another fast fashion brand could be added to the already packed ?? with suggestions Ikea's next move might be into apparel.


Will Adidas realign its strategy? 27 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.

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