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M&S project benefits garment worker health

Marks & Spencer says it has seen an improvement in worker health issues in Cambodia - and the subsequent business benefits - since a new hea...

VF pushes ahead on chemicals 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...

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.


Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Latest News

WEBINAR: Compliance: Why has it failed? 2 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Has compliance failed in the global garment industry? The answer is a resounding “yes” according to industry expert David Birnbaum, who suggests that instead of ensuring factory working standards, it has instead “become a license to permit child labour, lowest possible wages, and excessive overtime.”


Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m 2 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire knit fabric manufacturer Ocean India for US$15m, a move that will make it the only Sri Lankan-based multinational fabric mill and a leading textile player in South Asia.


Pyrenex to streamline systems with PLM 1 Jul 15

Katie Smith

French apparel manufacturer Pyrenex has chosen to integrate Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM software into its ERP solution to improve communication and collaboration between its global creative and production teams.


Mondetta to improve efficiency with PLM 30 Jun 15

Katie Smith

Canadian casual and sportswear business Mondetta has selected BlueCherry PLM to help improve product lifecyle efficiency and keep pace with the changing manufacturing landscape.


Myanmar minimum wage set at US$3.2 per day 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

The first national minimum wage for garment factory workers in Myanmar has been set at MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day.


Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Far Eastern New Century Corp, one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates, is planning to invest TWD10bn (US$323m) to set up an integrated production site for yarn, fabrics, dyeing and apparel in Vietnam.

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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