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Myanmar garment makers mull shut-downs over wage plans

Myanmar’s garment industry employers gathered yesterday (2 July) to discuss possible shut-downs following the government’s announcement this...

M&S emphasises sizeable challenge in tracing cotton

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to ra...

VF Corp's Lee ReThink taps into sustainable supply chain

Jeans produced under VF Corp's Lee ReThink denim programme in China - which aims to improve sustainability at every stage of the supply chai...

C&A to add "consistently accurate fit" label to garments

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wea...

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Myanmar garment makers mull shut-downs over wage plans 3 Jul 2015

Jessica Mudditt

Myanmar’s garment industry employers gathered yesterday (2 July) to discuss possible shut-downs following the government’s announcement this week of a controversial proposed minimum wage of MMK3,600 (US$3.22) per day.


M&S emphasises sizeable challenge in tracing cotton 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to raw materials.


VF Corp's Lee ReThink taps into sustainable supply chain 3 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Jeans produced under VF Corp's Lee ReThink denim programme in China - which aims to improve sustainability at every stage of the supply chain - require around 1,100 less gallons of water to produce compared to a typical pair of Lee jeans.


Macy’s to axe Trump menswear over racist comments 3 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

US retailer Macy’s is phasing out its Donald Trump men’s wear line after the businessman and presidential candidate made insulting comments about Mexican immigrants.


Cambodia hit by more garment factory faintings 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Around 274 garment factory workers in Cambodia have fainted in the last week at sites in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal.


First 'Made in Green' label awarded to textile industry 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Certification body Oeko-Tex has made its Made in Green sustainability certification label available to the textile industry for the first time.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.


Late discounting fails to lift UK fashion sales in June 3 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Late discounting was unable to lift UK fashion sales in June, as many consumers remained reluctant to increase overall spending on the high street.


Huntsman appoints Aggarwal MD for India subcontinent 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman International (India) Pvt has made a senior appointment as part of a leadership succession move for the Indian subcontinent.


Gerber debuts new fabric spreading and cutting table 3 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Gerber Technology has introduced a new fabric spreading and cutting table which it says will optimise processes for apparel manufacturers and make it easier for operators to move materials.


EFI acquisition adds digital textile printing 3 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Eyeing an edge in the fast-growing digital textile printing space, California-based Electronics For Imaging Inc (EFI) has acquired Italian inkjet printer specialist Reggiani Macchine.


Sears Canada CEO Boire to step down 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Ronald Boire, the CEO of retail group Sears Canada has announced his decision to step down.


Mountain Hardwear names Kerslake interim president 3 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor equipment and clothing company Mountain Hardwear Inc has named Scott Kerslake as interim brand president while it seeks a permanent leader to replace Topher Gaylord, who has resigned.


Industry welcomes passage of toxic substance act 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcome the passage of the TSCA Modernization Act by the US House of Representatives, a milestone in the effort to reform the country's chemical control law.


Walmart taps into product content from suppliers 2 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Wal-Mart is tackling the problem of inconsistencies and inaccuracies in online product information by asking all suppliers and manufacturers to share their complete product catalogues with the retailer.


WEBINAR: Compliance: Why has it failed? 2 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Has compliance failed in the global garment industry? The answer is a resounding “yes” according to industry expert David Birnbaum, who suggests that instead of ensuring factory working standards, it has instead “become a license to permit child labour, lowest possible wages, and excessive overtime.”


Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m 2 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire knit fabric manufacturer Ocean India for US$15m, a move that will make it the only Sri Lankan-based multinational fabric mill and a leading textile player in South Asia.


Another season of uncertainty for cotton trade 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is predicting another season of uncertainty as China starts selling its stockpiles and a decline in the country's consumption is expected.


South Africa garment employment poised for growth 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Employment levels in South Africa's clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors have increased 1.5% in the last year, with employment poised for growth, following a prolonged period of job losses.


Aeropostale to expand in India and Indonesia 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US casual apparel retailer Aeropostale has signed licensing deals with textile and apparel business Arvind, and PT Mitra Adiperkasa, that will see it expand in Asia, opening stores in India and Indonesia.


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