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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...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing...

Clothing seen as central focus for new Tesco CEO

Clothing remains one of Tesco's more exportable offers and is likely to remain a central focus for the retail behemoth when incoming CEO Dav...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.


String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.

Latest News

Bangladesh woven garment exports tumble 4% in July 12 Aug 2014

Siddique Islam

Bangladesh's woven garment exports fell by 4.14% in July amid a slowdown in shipments of apparel to markets such as the US following ongoing factory safety issues.


Safety pacts "not part" of Ralph Lauren strategy 11 Aug 2014

Katie Smith

Luxury apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has said becoming a member of one of two groups working to improve safety and working conditions in Bangladesh's textile industry is "not part" of its strategy.


Textured Jersey Q1 profit hit by US slowdown 11 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

A drop in demand from some of its US customers after abnormal weather in the early part of the year kept shoppers away from stores, has weighed on first-quarter profits at knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka.


M&S senior non-exec director Plessis steps down 7 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Marks & Spencer senior non-executive director Jan du Plessis has stepped down from the board to take up a position with SABMiller.


More Brandix plants win M&S green accolade 31 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Two manufacturing plants in the Brandix Apparel Solutions Lingerie Cluster in Sri Lanka have been awarded the Eco Factory Attributes accolade by retailer Marks & Spencer.

Latest blogs

Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 2014

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.


Transparency taking centre stage 30 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has described efforts to ensure workers in its garment supplier factories are paid a fair living wage as an "ever-moving feast". But it is making progress, as executives explained during an update to the group's Plan A sustainability initiative last week.

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Marks and Spencer Group plc - Strategy and SWOT Report

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