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VF pushes ahead on chemical management

A chemical management programme developed by apparel giant VF Corp to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from its supply c...

M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy

UK retail group Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a supply chain human rights policy as it looks to further improve compliance in the d...

Can the Gap brand reclaim its iconic status?

The latest string of financial reports paint a very dull picture for the mid-market fashion industry in the US, writes Bernadette Kissane, a...

Nike reaffirms US production commitment

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


WE Connor "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities 4 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of another record financial year and being named one of world's most ethical firms for the fourth time in a row, William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd., remains characteristically modest about the company's achievements. But drill down, and he sees the realignment of retail and being "dialled in" to sourcing sensitivities, as key pointers for the future.

Latest News

C&A to add "accurate fit" label to garments 1 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.


Adidas must up its game to close gap on Nike 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Adidas will need to up its game if it wants to outpace rival Nike in Western Europe, particularly in the area of social media, analysts have said.


Phil Knight to step down as Nike chairman 1 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is to step down as the iconic sports brand’s chairman next year, and has recommended that current Nike chief executive, Mark Parker, succeeds him in the role.


Men's Wearhouse promotes Bruce Thorn to COO 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed supply chain executive Bruce Thorn as its chief operating officer.


Donna Karan steps down as chief designer 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Donna Karan is to step down as chief designer of her founding company Donna Karan International after 31 years.


UK consumer confidence soars in June 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Confidence among UK consumers soared in June, jumping six points to levels not seen since the late nineties or early days of the noughties.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year 24 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.

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