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Apparel factory auditing is in the firing line

Two separate pieces of research are calling for a new approach to the garment factory auditing process, claiming that not only is there a ne...

NRF 2017 – Technology key to shopper experience

Investment in technology and the utilisation of data will be key if retailers are to do more to meet customers' expectations and engage with...

How US border adjustment tax could affect apparel

One of the first battlegrounds of the new Trump administration is shaping up to be a possible revamp of the US tax system with an alternativ...

NRF 2017 – Retail tech launches and developments

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportu...

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No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

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TTIP trade deal still needs "significant work" 20 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

While progress has been made in talks on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact, the EU and US have this week outlined areas where significant work remains to be done.


MAS and Oeko-Tex among new ZDHC affiliates 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings and certification body Oeko-Tex are among six new companies that have pledged a commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Auditing "in need of reinvention" says new project 20 Jan 2017

Leonie Barrie

A new integrated approach to labour practices, including "meaningful auditing that goes beyond ensuring basic compliances," is being proposed as a solution to improve standards in global garment value chains.


NEJ Inc acquires sportswear firm Bills Khakis 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Supply chain solutions specialist NEJ Inc has announced the acquisition of premium men’s sportswear designer Bills Khakis from private equity firm Source Capital, LLC.


Loblaw names supply chain chief Davis president 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Canada's largest retailer Loblaw has named its supply chain chief, Sarah Davis, as president of the company.


Amazon expands supply chain capacity with new DC 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Online giant Amazon is expanding it supply chain capacity with the opening of a third facility in Maryland; a 1.2m sq ft fulfillment centre in North East, which will create 700 new jobs in the town.

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