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Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobi...

Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progr...

Apparel retailers balance bricks and clicks

Where once retailers invested in e-commerce as an extension of their physical stores, an acceleration in shopping online means they are now...

Alliance members buy more products from Bangladesh

The group of North American brands and retailers - including Wal-Mart Stores, Gap Inc and VF Corporation - working to improve safety in Bang...

Latest Interviews

Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.


Interview: Jeff Krilla, Bangladesh Safety Alliance 11 Feb 2014

Leonie Barrie

As the first-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building approaches in April, it is inevitable that the global spotlight will focus on the promises made and progress delivered over the past 12 months on improving safety for Bangladeshi garment workers. Jeff Krilla, president and CEO of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, talks to just-style about the group's work so far.

Latest News

Wal-Mart to ramp up e-commerce investment 16 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Retail giant Wal-Mart has announced plans to ramp up its e-commerce investment while moderating future physical store growth.


Converse trademark suit targets 31 rivals 15 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Nike-owned footwear business Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes.


Bangladesh apparel exports edge up in July-August 16 Sep 2014

Siddique Islam

Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up by 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers continue to remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for apparel workers.


Weak retail scene hits Massmart in Q2 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Wal-Mart's South African banner Massmart, revealed a fall in earnings in its second-quarter on the back of a weakened Rand and slowing retail sales.


Operating costs driving US retailers into the red 21 Aug 2014

Katie Smith

Accelerated selling, general and administrative (SG&A) spending is driving retailers into the red, one analyst has said, and could become a key theme over the near term.

Latest blogs

Factory inspections get underway 26 Nov 2013

Leonie Barrie

Inspections got underway last week to assess the structural, fire and electrical safety of at least 2,000 garment factories in Bangladesh, after three separate groups agreed on a common set of standards.


Buyers build stronger sourcing bonds 29 Aug 2013

Leonie Barrie

There's no doubt that recent factory disasters in Bangladesh have been a wake-up call for garment makers and buyers. But instead of a widespread blacklisting by customers and a shift in orders away from the South Asian country, the tragedies are starting to reshape and redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.

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