News that the Vietnamese government plans to increase minimum wages garnered many readers' interest this week, while interest in sustainability continued unabated with Adidas joining Nike and Puma in committing to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Here are the top stories on just-style this week:

VIETNAM: Garment makers fear minimum wage rise
Vietnam's textile, garment and footwear industries are likely to be hardest hit by a government decision to increase minimum wages by up to one-third from 1 October.

GERMANY: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in chemicals pledge
Sporting goods giant Adidas has become the latest company to win praise from environmental pressure group Greenpeace for pledging to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain.

Spotlight on...California law on supply chain transparency
Apparel retailers and brands are already closely scrutinised on corporate social responsibility issues across their supply chains - but a new law coming into force in January adds another dimension to the accountability of large retailers and manufacturers trading with the US state of California.

US: American Apparel investors to offload shares
A group of private investors is looking to sell its shares in American Apparel, just months after giving the troubled chain a US$15m lifeline.

just-style management briefing: Fashion gravitates towards 360º design
Although fashion manufacturing and design is not as full of glitz and glam as runway shows or haute-couture magazine spreads, the clothing industry is incorporating some pretty spacey IT to make the end product look flawless - and fit correctly.