Top stories this week on just-style...

8 August 2014 | News | Source: Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at supply chain sustainability initiatives, comments on the challenges of integrating sustainability into fashion businesses, and new figures that point to a potential supply shortage of organic cotton. 

Green garments: Industry initiatives abound
In the past year, several developments - both new and built on previous initiatives - have emerged, suggesting the apparel and textile industry is continuing to move towards a more sustainable supply chain. 

SOURCING: Changing business models to drive sustainability
Executives from fashion brands and manufacturers met in London last month for the Ethical Fashion Forum's annual Source Summit to discuss ways of integrating sustainability into the heart of their businesses. It's not just about doing things better - it's about doing better things, as Katie Smith reports. 

SOURCING: Organic cotton faces potential supply shortage
Brands and retailers seeking to use more organic cotton in their ranges over the next few years are likely to face a potential supply crisis as new figures show a 21% decline in organic cotton production last year. 

US: PLM software supplier expands with first Asia office
Product lifecycle management (PLM) software provider Centric Software has opened its first Asian office in Shanghai, as part of efforts to expand its presence in the region. 

IN THE MONEY: Gildan Activewear leverages its supply chain
Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is adding new production capacity to support strong demand, streamlining its manufacturing, and adding more complexity to its products in the process.