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African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive

Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and...

New wage ladder lifts workers towards living wages

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains h...

New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...

Uzbekistan forces more adults into cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming mor...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

Long-running SL Garment dispute settled 21 Nov 14

Katie Smith

A long-running dispute at Cambodian clothing factory SL Garment, which resulted in the death of one person after violent clashes broke out between workers and armed forces, has been settled.


Invista and Lenzing collaborate on denim fibre 21 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Nov 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the revelation that adults in Uzbekistan have been forced to pick cotton during this year's harvest, new scenarios are driving sustainability in textiles, and Archroma launches eco-friendly dyes.


Bangladesh worker dies as factory boiler ruptures 20 Nov 14

Katie Smith

One worker has died while another four have been injured after a boiler tank ruptured at a garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh.


Global unions join forces on apparel wage poverty 19 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

Global unions have joined forces to discuss solutions to what they claim is the "race to the bottom" on wages for apparel workers in global supply chains.


Eight footwear factories lead on social compliance 19 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

A committee of footwear sourcing executives has identified eight footwear factories in China and Vietnam that they say are among the top performers when it comes to social compliance and their commitment to continuously improve factory conditions and standards.

Latest blogs

Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia 17 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Port problems play havoc with holiday imports 10 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.

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