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Global labour standard key to tackle audit fatigue

Plans for a single industry-wide global standard for auditing social and labour performance in apparel supply chains could solve the long-st...

Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their marke...

Athletic players well positioned amid disruption

Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.

Millennials to separate apparel winners and losers

Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2015

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following ongoing pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Sourcing East Africa: Collaboration key to success

Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2015

Interest in East Africa as a potential apparel sourcing destination has been on the rise, yet the results of a new survey suggest the road ahead won't be an easy one.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Helena Helmersson, H&M

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.

The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories

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.

Latest News

H&M sales grow 12% in October 

Katie Smith | 16 Nov 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M booked double-digit sales growth in October for the second month in a row, marking its 31st consecutive month of growth. 

H&M worker rights pledge supports stable sourcing

Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 2015

Swedish fashion retail giant H&M has pledged to improve labour rights for 1.6m garment workers at its supplier factories – in a move that should also contribute to the creation of more stable sourcing markets.

H&M bounces back with September sales growth

Katie Smith | 15 Oct 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M has bounced back from weak sales growth in August to book a double-digit increase in September.  

Calls for The Kooples to halt angora and fur sales

Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

French fashion retailer The Kooples is being urged to stop selling angora and fur products in light of a new investigation which is said to have exposed “shocking” conditions at Chinese farms. 

Tesco's F&F joins ZDHC as new board formed

Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2015

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.

H&M opens first store in India

Michelle Russell | 6 Oct 2015

Swedish fashion retail giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has opened its first store in India.

H&M falling behind on Bangladesh factory safety?

Leonie Barrie | 2 Oct 2015

Fashion retailer H&M has been criticised by labour rights groups for potentially endangering hundreds of workers at its supplier factories Bangladesh because they have fallen behind on fire and building safety repairs.

H&M files trademark suit against Forever 21

Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2015

Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is suing US fashion label Forever 21 over copyright infringement.

H&M supports Bangladesh worker rights initiative

Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 2015

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) says it will be able to make a "hands-on" contribution to a new US$5.4m initiative to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in Bangladesh, thanks to its experience in the country's apparel and textile sector.

Strong dollar weighs on H&M Q3 earnings

Michelle Russell | 24 Sep 2015

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw earnings edge up just 0.2% in its third-quarter, affected by the strong dollar, and reiterated its store expansion plans for this year.

Adidas, Kering and H&M lead on sustainability

Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 2015

Adidas Group, Kering, Burberry, H&M and Gildan Activewear have all been listed in this year’s Dow Jones Sustainability Indices - ranking them among the best-in-class sustainability performers in the world.

UK apparel retail sales growth beats 5-yr average

Michelle Russell | 17 Sep 2015

UK apparel retail sales grew 2.4% in the 24 weeks ended 2 August, above the five-year average, estimates have shown.

H&M Q3 sales up as warm weather hits August growth

Katie Smith | 15 Sep 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M booked a double-digit rise in third-quarter sales, while August saw its weakest growth in more than two years.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 11 Sep 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include Quiksilver filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, Greenpeace urging outdoor brand to eliminate all PFCs from their supply chains, and Nicaragua seeking $160m to build a synthetic textiles manufacturing base to help double exports.

H&M tackles animal welfare in its supply chain

Katie Smith | 8 Sep 2015

Swedish apparel giant H&M is teaming up with animal welfare organisation Humane Society International to improve animal welfare in its supply chain as well as the wider fashion industry.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at H&M's efforts to scale up its fair living wage efforts to key suppliers, Myanmar's approval of its first minimum wage for garment workers, and why the world garment trade was transformed in August.

Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO

Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2015

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.

H&M scaling up living wage effort to key suppliers

Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 2015

Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) is scaling up its fair living wage efforts with plans to add all of its strategic suppliers by 2018 - and is updating its purchasing practices to support those suppliers.

Myanmar approves first minimum wage

Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 2015

Myanmar has approved the country's first minimum wage for garment workers of MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day, setting it at the level first proposed two months ago.

H&M offers $1m grant for sustainable innovations

Michelle Russell | 26 Aug 2015

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is looking to encourage sustainable innovation by offering a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant and access to an innovation accelerator as part of a new global awards programme.

H&M sees double-digit sales growth for 10th month

Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M booked double-digit sales growth in July, marking the 10th consecutive month of double-digit increases.

Bestseller joins angora wool ban

Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in its products as it works to tighten its animal welfare policy.

Latest blogs

Nike and Wal-Mart join renewable energy pledge

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.

Special offer for just-style registered members

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.

Company research

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

H&M will continue to follow fashion trends in its efforts to drive sales, and starting in 2014 it turned to sportswear. The new product line launched on 1 January, and was promoted by the Swedish Nati...

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Portugal)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Portugal)

Hennes & Mautitz’s business model is expected to remain stable over the forecast period....

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (China)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (China)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB is expected to further expand its sales network in China over the forecast period, with a focus on occupying the second- and third-tier cities to seek a new growth engine. More...

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