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EU eyes mandatory due diligence for apparel supply

The European Commission (EC) is being urged to bring forward legislation to enhance due diligence for apparel supply chains – and to introdu...

Where next for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark?

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions t...

Brands take a stance on Syrian refugees in Turkey

Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkis...

10 human rights risks to supply chains in 2017

The US migrant clampdown, land grabs and slavery blind spots are among the top human rights risks for business in 2017, new research has rev...

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"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Molecular tagging platform tackles transparency 23 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has unveiled a new supply chain platform to help certify the authenticity and origin of textile, apparel and footwear items.


Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa 22 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and education, are some of the steps apparel brands are being urged to take in order to support women workers in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report suggests.


Higher fibre prices and sales lift Lenzing FY 22 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.


Call for review of conflict minerals guidance 22 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

US apparel and footwear companies are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reconsider the appropriateness of its 2014 guidance on "conflict minerals" given its cost to brands and lack of impact to date.


SCS approved for Responsible Wool Standard 21 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Inspection, testing and certification company SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).


Bangladesh workers call for union registration 21 Mar 17

Beth Wright

Calls for the formal registration of the Orchid Sweater Workers Union in Bangladesh have garnered support from affiliates of the IndustriAll global union.

Latest blogs

Trump and Brexit generate more confusion 20 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

Over the past month, Donald Trump and his team failed to offer any clear plan to ensure Americans would "Buy American, Hire American" - while the British government's attempts to clarify the specifics of "Brexit means Brexit" left no-one better informed. Mike Flanagan has taken a closer look in his monthly Trade Tracker update.


Bangladesh works to resolve labour activist issues 2 Mar 17

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh government was forced to respond late last week to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers, including H&M and Inditex announced plans to pull out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, held at the weekend, in protest.

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