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Cotton supply chain transparency an ongoing issue

The revelation late last week that US department store retailer Target Corporation has pulled all luxury bed linen produced by Welspun Globa...

Supply chain takeaways from Sourcing at MAGIC

From the new sourcing landscape, to increasing interest in ‘Made in USA’ apparel, and updates on sourcing destinations and sustainability, D...

Resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden base

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City,...

Bangladesh must face up to new industry threats

In late June and early July, Bangladesh's garment industry was hit by a number of new long-term threats. But the industry's leaders appear u...

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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 the roll-out of 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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C&A helps grow organic cotton production in China 26 Aug 16

Beth Wright

In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the charitable arm of global fashion retailer C&A has partnered with C&A China and conservation partner Rare to help farmers grow more organic fibre.


What does supply chain mapping really mean? 26 Aug 16

Guest author

The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance of companies knowing what is happening in their supply chains, has led to an increased focus on supply chain mapping. But while there are many tools on the market offering such solutions, there is a lot of variation and confusion over what this actually means, according to Hannah Harris, product marketing manager at Historic Futures.


Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good" 26 Aug 16

Leonie Barrie

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.


Galeries Lafayette launches 100% traceable clothes 26 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has taken a step forward in its responsibility policy by launching a 100% traceable fashion collection.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include H&M taking action over a Myanmar child labour breach, supply chain takeaways from Sourcing at MAGIC, just-style's interview with the CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the ongoing challenge of cotton supply chain transparency.


Global news roundup 25 Aug 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

Latest blogs

The rejection of globalisation 22 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

Mike Flanagan, CEO at industry consultancy Clothesource, spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he says, did he hear his opponents - or anyone in Britain's new, Brexit-friendly government - say they wanted to reject global integration or repudiate over 30 years of globalisation.


US apparel imports take a tumble in June 15 Aug 16

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in June, even though more than half of the top-ten supplier countries booked growth.

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