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Big data helps Crystal Group sustainability gains

A focus on innovation in industrial engineering and information technology (IT) is helping manufacturing giant Crystal Group maintain its co...

India sets out long-overdue clothing labour reform

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 1m...

Cost biggest barrier to Bangladesh RMG remediation

High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaini...

Child labour challenges in Myanmar garment sector

Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling, and lax labour law enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in My...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Asics and Toray team up on colour-changing textile 28 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

Japan’s Asics Corporation and Toray Industries have teamed up to develop a new high performance fabric that changes colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed.

Bangladesh denim event to double in size 27 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

An upcoming event showcasing the entire denim supply chain in Bangladesh and beyond is set to double in size this year with 100 exhibitors expected to descend on Dhaka in November.

Bangladesh factories urged to pay Eid bonus 27 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

A row has broken out over the payment of the Eid bonus and salary to ready-made garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh in line with the deadline set by the government.

Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app 24 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.

Alliance cuts ties with three more factories 23 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further three factories for failing to make progress in addressing identified safety concerns. 

Union busting leaves Bangladesh workers vulnerable 23 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

A global union used the recent International Labour Conference in Geneva to suggest aggressive union busting by management has led to a reduced number of active unions and is leaving workers in Bangladesh with little or no protection against employers.

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