The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton. 

SOURCING: Low labour cost countries linked to highest risks
Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but may also be exposed to the highest risks, a new global ranking suggests.

US West Coast port contract reached
A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been signed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions.

One-third of Adidas cotton from sustainable sources
More than 30% of the cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton - beating its 25% target and marking the highest volume used in the sporting goods giant's history.

Benetton to embark on living wage roadmap
Italian fashion retailer Benetton is to embark on an initiative this year aimed at building a roadmap to achieve a living wage for women in the textile and garment supply chain.

South Africa project to grow grass for recyclable textiles
An initiative is launching next month in South Africa to grow a new type of grass that can be used to create zero-waste recyclable textiles.