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Brands urged to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment fac...

Cambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the count...

US ramps up robotics research with $253m investment

A new $253m national initiative has been launched in the United States to develop next-generation robots for advanced manufacturing across a...

MAS Holdings planning second industrial park

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings is preparing to begin operations at its second industrial park, locate...

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UK clothing factory workers paid half the minimum wage 23 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

UK garment factory workers producing for fashion brands including New Look, River Island and Boohoo have been found to be working for less than half the minimum wage, an undercover investigation has found.


Trump signs order to withdraw from TPP 23 Jan 2017

Leonie Barrie

US president Donald Trump has fulfilled one of his campaign pledges today (23 January) by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


Investors call for shake-up at French Connection 23 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Three investors in French Connection Group are calling on the troubled British fashion retailer to shake-up its boardroom and replace two directors, and also consider a potential sale of the business.


L Brands commits to forest-friendly sourcing 23 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

L Brands, owner of the Victoria's Secret, Pink and La Senza brands, has committed to tracing the source of wood-based fabrics used in its clothing lines and to eliminate sources connected to the destruction of rainforests and the violation of human rights.


MagnaColours sets sustainable industry standard 23 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

UK ink manufacturer MagnaColours has unveiled a new sustainability standard for the textile printing industry, specifically designed for water-based inks and to boost the use of environmentally-friendly methods.


Burlington reshuffles leadership to drive growth 23 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Off-price retailer Burlington Stores has revealed a number of senior leadership promotions, including naming Marc Katz chief financial officer/principal in a newly-expanded role that will see him assume responsibility for the company's supply chain.


Chico's eyes labelling efficiencies with Nexgen deal 23 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

US omni-channel women's wear retailer Chico's FAS is eyeing increased visibility into its supply chain and improved engagement with its vendors thanks to a new partnership with apparel identification and RFID business Nexgen Packaging.


Perry Ellis inks Nike Swim licenses in Latin America 23 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Latin America.


WTO trade deal requires just three more ratifications 23 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Nigeria has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just three more ratifications are required before it comes into force.


Sales at UK clothing retailers decline in December 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

December was a strong month for UK retail sales thanks to the timing of Christmas, but clothing and footwear saw a decline weighed down by increasing store prices. 


TTIP trade deal still needs "significant work" 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

While progress has been made in talks on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact, the EU and US have this week outlined areas where significant work remains to be done.


MAS Holdings and Oeko-Tex among new ZDHC affiliates 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings and certification body Oeko-Tex are among six new companies that have pledged a commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Auditing "in need of reinvention" says new initiative 20 Jan 2017

Leonie Barrie

A new integrated approach to labour practices, including "meaningful auditing that goes beyond ensuring basic compliances," is being proposed as a solution to improve standards in global garment value chains.


Bangladesh urged to release garment union leaders 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Global unions have launched an online campaign calling for the Bangladesh Government to "immediately and unconditionally" release garment trade union leaders detained following recent unrest among workers over wages.


Bonmarché reaffirms outlook on sales growth 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

UK value women's wear retailer Bonmarché Holdings has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its full-year forecast as it revealed higher sales in its year-to-date thanks to a pull back on promotions.


Smart fabric mimics human bone tissue 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Researchers in Australia have developed a new smart fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of human bone tissue, that they say could be used to create protective suits that stiffen under high impact.


NEJ Inc acquires sportswear firm Bills Khakis 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Supply chain solutions specialist NEJ Inc has announced the acquisition of premium men’s sportswear designer Bills Khakis from private equity firm Source Capital, LLC.


Loblaw names supply chain chief Davis as president 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Canada's largest retailer Loblaw has named its supply chain chief, Sarah Davis, as president of the company.


Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.


Amazon expands supply chain capacity with new DC 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.


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