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DENIM DAYS: Jeans innovation bursting at the seams

Digitally printed jeans described as the ultimate sustainable product, more sophisticated weaves, and vegan fabrics are just a few of the in...

Adidas pushing self-governance for suppliers

Adidas’ annual Group Sustainability Report offers a yearly snapshot of the company’s achievements and challenges in the fields of the enviro...

How will TPP emerge from fast-track trade bill?

A bipartisan package of bills introduced last week could pave the way for “fast track” negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)....

US fashion industry applauds trade bills package

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally m...

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Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.


Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

Bayer launches eco-friendly polyurethanes 24 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Bayer Materialscience has unveiled Impranil Eco – a new range of waterborne, bio-based polyurethane (PU) dispersions with a renewable content of up to 65%.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Chinese investment could flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry, Benetton doubling its compensation for Rana Plaza victims to $1.6m, and an analysis of Adidas Group's annual sustainability report.


Cotton Campaign urges continued Uzbek action 23 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

A number of organisations have written to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge continued action against the government of Uzbekistan over its forced labour record.


Unifi Q3 profit doubles despite sales drop 23 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Yarn manufacturer Unifi has said it will continue to evaluate opportunities to increase capacity in the CAFTA and NAFTA regions after more than doubling its third-quarter profit.


Orta and Garmon launch denim chemical screening 22 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Turkish denim manufacturer Orta Anadolo has joined forces with Garmon Chemicals to implement the GreenScreen chemical hazard screening methodology on denim fabrics.


Cotton growers facing “neglect, abuse and poverty” 22 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Growing cotton is failing to provide millions of farmers with a sustainable and profitable livelihood, according to a report from the Fairtrade Foundation.

Latest blogs

Day to mark two-year Rana Plaza anniversary 23 Apr 15

Beth Wright

After its hashtag was the number one global trend on Twitter last year, Fashion Revolution Day is returning tomorrow (24 April) to honour the mark the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

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