just-style's most-read stories this week...
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a report on mass faintings at two garment factories in Cambodia, a look at why Ethiopia is becoming a rising star for sourcing clothes, and a spotlight on the reality of manufacturing fashion in the UK.
CAMBODIA: Mass faintings at garment factories
Around 106 workers fainted at two garment factories in Cambodia last week from suspected exposure to toxic substances.
Part One: Ethiopia a rising star for sourcing garments
Ethiopia is fast becoming a rising star for sourcing garments. The country's efforts to build its textile and garment industry and offer competitive prices have attracted a growing number of new buyers in recent years. Michelle Russell takes a closer look at the growth taking place in this developing market and what it has to offer those willing to invest.
Spotlight on...The reality of manufacturing fashion in the UK
The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But according to industry experts speaking at last week's ASBCI conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not?', there are still challenges to overcome if the 'Made in Britain' movement is to be successful once again. Katie Smith reports.
Sourcing: More action needed to trace raw materials
It's one thing for apparel brands and retailers to talk about sustainability and traceability across their supply chains, but another altogether to put it into practice. Indeed, new research reveals that despite the well-documented risk of sourcing forced-labour Uzbek cotton, many firms are still not taking enough steps to prevent its use in their products.
US: Fast Retailing tight-lipped on J Crew "acquisition talks"
Japanese retail group Fast Retailing has declined to comment on reports it is in discussions to acquire US apparel and accessories retailer J Crew.
An interactive databank with intelligence on the major apparel sourcing countries
Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing has outlined further plans to improve workplace monitoring, following criticism of factory conditions at two of its suppliers in China....
The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into Myanmar's garment sector, political tensions raising risks to Bangladesh's read-made garment industry, and a comment on online app...
Japan's Fast Retailing is to review its processes for monitoring supplier factories after an investigation exposed "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two facilities in China making Uniqlo clo...
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