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Toxic discharge issue hits a tipping point

In the past six years apparel buyers have moved from avoiding commitment on toxic discharge to likely toxic-free production by the end of th...

Fashion's new frontiers: managing sourcing risk

Faced with an increasingly complex sourcing environment, more volatility and less predictable consumer demand, retailers and brands are havi...

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...

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.


Speaking with style: Phil Wrigley, New Look 20 Aug 2009

Joe Ayling

Value fashion retailer New Look has taken the opportunity to cash in on affordable fashion during the recession. The company's chairman and former CEO Phil Wrigley explains how in the second part of his interview session with just-style news editor Joe Ayling.

Latest News

Primark ups its game in "remarkable" year 4 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

An "impressive" set of full-year figures at value fashion retailer Primark comes despite its lack of online presence and heavy investment in international expansion - and reflects a rate of growth more usually seen in smaller companies, an analyst has said.


Primark "substantially out-performs" for FY 4 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Primark said it "substantially out-performed" in its last fiscal year, and revealed plans to extend its programme of structural assessments to include factories producing for it outside Bangladesh.


UK Primark supplier goes into administration 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.


UK clothing spend set to grow 3.5% this Christmas 30 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Clothing and footwear is one of the categories set for the biggest growth in spending across the UK this Christmas, according to new research.


Indian women textile workers endure forced labour 28 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Female textile workers in mills in southern India are enduring horrific working conditions which amount to “forced labour”, according to a report from two pressure groups.

Latest blogs

Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Bangladesh safety progress painfully slow 17 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

Close to a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, progress on improving worker safety and labour rights in Bangladesh has been painfully slow - but who is responsible for the delays?

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