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DENIM DAYS: Denim taking on sustainable approach

Around 3,000 gallons of water are used to produce a single pair of jeans. Add to that the chemicals and dyes, the energy for drying, and the...

Rana Plaza two years on: Challenges and concerns

Two years ago today (24 April), one of the world’s worst industrial disasters took place when the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh c...

Progress made in Bangladesh but problems remain

Two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, stakeholders have highlighted the progress made towards a safer ready-made garment industry in Ba...

Rana Plaza two years on: Timeline of change

On the day of the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes and progress that ha...

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Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“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.

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.

Latest News

Chinese consumers most environmentally conscious 27 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Chinese consumers are among the most environmentally conscious in the world, a new study has revealed, but are unwilling to pay more for “greener” products.

Government urged to act on clothing sustainability 24 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Government support is needed to help retailers address the issue of sustainable clothing consumption, according to new research.

Bayer launches eco-friendly polyurethanes 24 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Bayer Materialscience has unveiled Impranil Eco – a new range of waterborne, bio-based polyurethane (PU) dispersions with a renewable content of up to 65%.

Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Chinese investment could flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry, Benetton doubling its compensation for Rana Plaza victims to $1.6m, and an analysis of Adidas Group's annual sustainability report.

Myanmar garment workers strike deal 23 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Striking garment workers in Myanmar have ended their action after securing a 37% pay rise and other benefits.

AAFA wants Cambodia union case “resolution” 23 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to urge a “timely resolution” to court cases against union leaders in the country.

Latest blogs

Day to mark two-year Rana Plaza anniversary 23 Apr 15

Beth Wright

After its hashtag was the number one global trend on Twitter last year, Fashion Revolution Day is returning tomorrow (24 April) to honour the mark the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

H&M leads on sustainable fashion 17 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection, which launched this week, proves that high street fashion can be sustainable. And as the line gains momentum it’s using more diverse materials, including recycled beads, fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather.

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