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Rana Plaza fund call grows as anniversary nears

As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...

SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...

Lesotho risks garment job losses if AGOA lapses

An estimated one-third of Lesotho's textile and clothing production will be decimated if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is no...

Smart sportswear faces mass production challenges

Athletes are increasingly using clothing embedded with sensors and biometric tools to measure their performance. But while the industry is e...

Latest Interviews

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.


Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.

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Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the risk to Lesotho's textile and clothing production if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is not renewed, delays to a major textile build in Ethiopia, and an insight on Pakistan's apparel production woes.


Global Brands reveals “strong” H1 results 26 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Global Brands has booked what it says is a “strong” set of results in its second-half, driven by growth in turnover, and despite a challenging market environment.


Swedish textile water project to expand globally 25 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

A Swedish water project that has resulted in the more sustainable production of apparel and textiles of 120 suppliers in India is being scaled up and rolled out to four more countries.


Apparel and textiles rank high on EU alert system 25 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Apparel and textiles were among the top two product categories entering the EU last year, for which corrective measures had to be taken, with China ranked as the number one offending country of origin.


Major Ethiopia textile build experiences delays 24 Mar 15

Matthew Newsome

The Ethiopian Textile Association has insisted the construction of a major textile factory by Bangladesh's DBL Group will proceed, despite delays.


RFID adoption among retailers near “tipping point” 24 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology among apparel and general merchandise retailers and manufacturers is near a “tipping point”, new research suggests.

Latest blogs

Apparel firms taps into growing wearable tech market 24 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.


Toxic-free fashion leaders 19 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.

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