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As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) invited stakeholders to an event in Myanmar – attended by just-style – to look at how to maintain stability on the factory front by improving labour relations.
Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at the same time H&M appears to show no interest in the safety of workers making its products, write Emma Birnbaum and David Birnbaum. What is the difference between compliance and worker safety? they ask.
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainability goals set out by the Swedish fashion retailer.
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.
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in March, marking two years of consecutive growth.
A new technology that converts leftovers from winemaking to fully vegetal leather has won the largest slice of a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.
Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is ramping up efforts to boost the use of clean, renewable energy at its garment suppliers thanks to a new partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has pledged to use only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in all its products by 2030, and to scale-up its industrial relations and fair living wage programmes.
The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail industry, a new report explains.
Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has revealed it will launch a new brand in the UK this year, amid a tumble in first-quarter earnings and sales that were lower than expected for the period.
Carbon-binding nylon made from biomass and solar energy instead of oil, vegetal leather made from wine production waste, and an idea that turns cow manure into biodegradable textiles are just some of the winners named by the non-profit H&M Foundation in the second edition of its Global Change Award.
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in February, albeit lower than the retailer has seen in recent months.
US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.
As part of its commitment to closing the loop and a more sustainable fashion future, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable offering – a unisex denim collection.
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to encourage its suppliers to pay workers through mobile money, or other digital forms, as part of a United Nations (UN) initiative the Swedish fashion giant has joined.
A Myanmar garment factory that supplies to Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has been forced to temporarily close after what is understood to have been an attack by around 500 protesting workers demanding overtime pay and better working conditions.
A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in January, marking the 46th consecutive month of growth.
Bangladesh union representatives have signed a collective agreement with H&M and Inditex supplier Natural Denims Ltd for the first time, entitling workers to an annual wage increase, sick leave and a bonus scheme.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.
Digital fashion start-up Ivyrevel, supported by the H&M group, is partnering with internet behemoth Google to create "personalised" dresses, designed using a smartphone app that tracks the user's activity and lifestyle.
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has teamed up with yarn maker Bionic, whose products are created from upcycled plastic found in coastal communities and marine environments, on the latest offering from its Conscious line.
An upgrade of its supply chain is being planned by Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) after booking an 11% drop in full-year earnings.
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is stepping up its commitment to circular supply chains with the launch of 500 items made entirely out of used denim as part of its latest Conscious initiative.
Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is among a number of Western apparel brands urging Bangladesh's Prime Minister to adopt a wage board for the country's garment sector, expressing concern over recent unrest among garment workers.
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.
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