Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles
Imagine an apparel sourcing world with a single set of testing and auditing procedures across product safety, social compliance and environm...
Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...
In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...
As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...
“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.
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.
Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing is looking into claims from pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW) of labour rights abuses at supplier factories in Cambodia.
Major footwear manufacturer Pou Chen Group, which supplies Adidas and Nike, is in discussions with the Vietnamese government to address worker concerns at its Pou Yuen factory, which resulted in strike action.
Fashion retailer H&M and luxury lifestyle group Kering have joined forces with start-up Worn Again to test a new chemical recycling technology that aims to address the growing issue of clothes-to-landfill.
Myanmar's textile and garment industry is set to benefit from the country's new export strategy - a five-year roadmap aimed at strengthening smaller companies and fuelling exports and trade diversification.
International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched the latest version of its Responsible Down Standard (RDS), designed to help companies ensure the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese and can be traced across the supply chain.
The EU is to tighten regulations under Reach legislation that will see an improvement in the screening, assessment and analysis of risk management options for chemical substances of concern.
Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.
Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.
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