Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Apparel factory auditing is in the firing line

Two separate pieces of research are calling for a new approach to the garment factory auditing process, claiming that not only is there a ne...

Experts urge faster pace to sustainable factories

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Maurit...

State of Sourcing 2017 – just-style survey results

The apparel supply chain will continue to be buffeted by rising costs and pressure for faster deliveries, smaller quantities and more styles...

State of Sourcing 2017 survey – Supply chain shift

Having established that rising costs are among the top challenges for apparel sourcing executives as they head into 2017, the second part of...

Latest Interviews

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.

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

Latest News

MAS and Oeko-Tex among new ZDHC affiliates 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings and certification body Oeko-Tex are among six new companies that have pledged a commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Auditing "in need of reinvention" says new project 20 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

A new integrated approach to labour practices, including "meaningful auditing that goes beyond ensuring basic compliances," is being proposed as a solution to improve standards in global garment value chains.

Bangladesh urged to release garment union leaders 20 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Global unions have launched an online campaign calling for the Bangladesh Government to "immediately and unconditionally" release garment trade union leaders detained following recent unrest among workers over wages.

Top stories this week on just-style... 20 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a closer look at what's at stake with Trump's promises to tear up US trade agreements – thanks to a special infographic powered by re:source from just-style – the risks Brexit pose to Cambodia's textile and apparel export sector, and how Trump's potential revamp of the US tax system threatens US apparel importers and their suppliers.

Brands need to tackle Turkey factory refugee abuse 19 Jan 17

Michelle Russell

Nordic fashion brands including H&M, KappAhl, Lindex are not doing enough to help tackle the abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment factories, a new report suggests.

Proof of product and trust key to US purchases 19 Jan 17

Beth Wright

Citing scientific proof of product is a key factor in US consumer purchase decisions, with trust influencing the final decision to purchase or not, new research has found.

Latest blogs

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017 16 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing landscape.

Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns 11 Jan 17

Leonie Barrie

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects for volatile and uneven growth, Trump’s trade policies, and tensions between the US and China among the issues highlighted.

just-style homepage

Forgot your password?

Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days

Site Editor Leonie Barrie
Access for $1 for 30 days

A Message From The Editor [x]

just-style gives you the widest apparel and textile market coverage.

But only paid just-style members have full, unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.

I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.

It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.

Editor's signature

Leonie Barrie, editor of just-style

Get 30 days for $1
Risk-free, money-back guarantee