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Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as...

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

Low labour cost countries linked to highest risks

Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but m...

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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.

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

Inequalities remain for women factory workers 6 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Despite some progress, challenges remain when it comes to equality for women workers in the global garment factories, a new study has found.

Spotlight on Europe apparel energy efficiency 6 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

An initiative designed to increase energy efficiency in the European apparel and textile industry is set to intensify thanks to a new collaboration.

Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include concerns that the freefalling euro is adding to Bangladesh's textile and clothing production woes, a closer look at Myanmar's new garment Code of Conduct, and news that a pay rise is being considered for Sri Lanka's garment workers.

Hugo Boss attacked over labour rights record 4 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.

Child labour “traps millions” in South Asia 4 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

Almost 17m children are involved in child labour across South Asia – one in five of them aged 11 or under – according to a new report.

Filippa K utilises fluorocarbon-free technology 4 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion label Filippa K has become the first apparel brand to incorporate fabrics produced using a water repellent technology that is free from fluorocarbons, non-toxic and readily biodegradable.

Latest blogs

China cotton call 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?

US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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