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New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and anal...

Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the M...

Online apparel retailing: Amazon-ly unviable?

Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and...

Better Work Bangladesh to get going next year

The Better Work Bangladesh initiative is due to "get going in earnest next year" as part of wider efforts to improve working conditions in t...

Latest Interviews

George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.


Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

Latest News

Alibaba works with CPSC on online safety 26 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

Web sales giant Alibaba has entered into a voluntary consumer safety collaboration with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


KappAhl initiates textile collection service 26 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is hoping to make sustainable operations more accessible to its customers through a new textile collection service


BCI adds fabric mills to traceability platform 26 Jan 15

Katie Smith

As part of efforts to drive increased traceability, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has added fabric mills to its Better Cotton Tracer, with the aim of adding more later this year.


EU exploring responsible garment supply chains 23 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

A meeting is taking place within the European Union (EU) today (23 January) to consult on a proposed “flagship initiative” on responsible management of the garment sector supply chain.


Italian wages and conditions deteriorate 23 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

New research into Italian shoe and garment factories suggests that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and working conditions in Italy.


Adidas and Timberland commit to responsible down 23 Jan 15

Katie Smith

International apparel brands and retailers Adidas, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.

Latest blogs

World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'


Adidas joins world's most sustainable companies 22 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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