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Uzbekistan forces more adults into cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming mor...

Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing tex...

China's Xinjiang trying to lure garment companies

The Xinjiang regional government in China's north west is pushing ahead with its planned US$3.2bn package of incentives to attract investmen...

Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

Latest News

Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined 24 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.

Bangladesh Alliance unveils fire safety initiative 24 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has launched a fire safety initiative to protect the lives of garment workers, a need highlighted by the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh that killed 112 people.

Long-running SL Garment dispute settled 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

A long-running dispute at Cambodian clothing factory SL Garment, which resulted in the death of one person after violent clashes broke out between workers and armed forces, has been settled.

Bangladesh worker dies as factory boiler ruptures 20 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

One worker has died while another four have been injured after a boiler tank ruptured at a garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Global Brands provides trading update 20 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Global Brands Group, which was recently spun off from Hong Kong's Li & Fung, has provided its first trading update as a separate company.

Global unions join forces on apparel wage poverty 19 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Global unions have joined forces to discuss solutions to what they claim is the "race to the bottom" on wages for apparel workers in global supply chains.

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