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Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

Vietnam factories face fire safety challenge

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety stan...

Bangladesh: The business benefits of compliance

Will efforts to improve fire, building and worker safety in Bangladesh's apparel industry translate into more business - and higher prices?...

Bangladesh: Raising the bar on apparel exports?

The Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has set out an ambitious goal to double its exports to $50bn over the next seven years as it work...

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

Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.


World Bank urged to probe links with Uzbek cotton 18 Dec 2014

Leonie Barrie

The World Bank's internal watchdog is being urged to investigate whether its projects are contributing to the use of forced labour in in the cotton sector of Uzbekistan.


Wage theft of migrants in Thai apparel industry 18 Dec 2014

Leonie Barrie

A study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) in the Thai apparel industry suggests the workers are typically paid less than the legal minimum wage - a practice known as "wage theft".


Investigation uncovers China's dog leather trade 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

An undercover investigation in China by animal rights group PETA has found leather goods sold globally may be made out of the skin from slaughtered dogs.


Pakistan buyers forum established 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

A buyers forum for Pakistan was established this week following a two-day meeting to promote the sustainability of Pakistan's garment and textile industry.


Triumph recalls 22,000 bras for underwire fault 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Japanese lingerie firm Triumph International has issued a voluntary recall on around 22,000 bras following complaints of protruding underwiring.

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