6 March 2014
Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective help of industry and other stakeholders, says a new report.
4 March 2014
More than 70 labour rights groups and unions have again called on clothing brands sourcing from Bangladesh to pay US$40m to victims of the Rana Plaza disaster before its first anniversary on 24 April.
21 February 2014
Talks between major apparel brands, global trade unions and the Cambodian government earlier this week to discuss ongoing concerns about the country's garment industry have made "tentative steps" it emerged yesterday (20 February).
19 February 2014
Safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers are set to begin this week.
18 February 2014
More than 140 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
17 February 2014
The pressure for higher wages and better working conditions looks unstoppable – and is being accompanied by a wave of new initiatives aimed at making it easier for factories to compete while making these changes. But will they work? asks Mike Flanagan.
12 February 2014
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to open its first store in India this year, which will serve as its flagship in the country.
10 February 2014
Primark has become the latest retailer to commit to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain after a Greenpeace campaign.
5 February 2014
Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has declined to comment on reports it has applied for foreign direct investment (FDI) in India for its casual wear brand Jack & Jones.
31 January 2014
Against the backdrop of a month of fierce protests, the worst state violence in Cambodia for 15 years, and an escalating crackdown on protesting workers, the United Nations this week launched its second Universal Periodical Review (UPR) of the country's human rights record.
31 January 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a profit warning from Mulberry, a comment on the myth of cheap labour in garment-making countries, and the launch of a reshoring scheme by the British government.
27 January 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer is hoping to boost its international business with the appointment of Inditex executive Maria Rodal as country manager for China.
21 January 2014
Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.
17 January 2014
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has finalised the fire, electrical, and building inspection standards against which all its member supplier factories will be assessed.
15 January 2014
Cambodian garment factories are to sue over recent strikes, while those in Bangladesh are counting the cost of three months of political turmoil.
10 January 2014
Labour rights groups and trade unions are calling on global clothing brands to support a rise in the minimum wage for Cambodian garment workers, and to look at the long-term implications of their purchasing practices.
8 January 2014
In the run-up to the end of a two-week garment worker strike in Cambodia this week, a group of leading apparel brands joined together to call for "peaceful negotiations".
23 December 2013
Instead of our regular look at 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 stories on just-style in 2013. Garment factory disasters, strikes, safety agreements, and M&S's body odour neutralising suit, were some of the issues that made the headlines.
20 December 2013
Spanish retail group Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has joined a raft of apparel companies in halting the use of angora wool in all of its products.
18 December 2013
PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has joined a number of apparel firms in banning the use of angora in all of its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.
11 December 2013
Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has reported a 1% rise in net profit during the first nine months of its financial year, helped by online growth and store expansion.
9 December 2013
What a difference a year makes for garment-making countries. While some were crippled by ongoing unrest, deadly factory fires and natural disasters, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.
3 December 2013
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz has been given the go-ahead to open 50 single-brand retail stores in India with an investment of INR7.2m (US$115.5m).
29 November 2013
Eleven people, including a six-year-old boy, are said to have died during this year's cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, according to a new report.
13 November 2013
Despite a decision eight years ago by Japanese brands and retailers to cut the amount of clothing sourced from China, garment imports from the country are on the rise. Mike Flanagan believes the reasons should resonate with buyers in the US and EU too.
8 November 2013
News that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers is set to rise by 77% has surprised labour leaders - who say that as far as it they are concerned, discussions are still on-going.
29 October 2013
Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit has appointed Rafael Pastor Espuch as its new chief product officer, replacing Melody Harris-Jensbach, who resigned last week.
24 October 2013
Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.
17 October 2013
Faced with ongoing international criticism and a ban on the use of Uzbek cotton by more than 136 international apparel brands and retailers, the country's government is for the first time allowing the International Labor Organization (ILO) to carry out inspections during the 2013 cotton harvest.
9 October 2013
The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.