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Rana Plaza fund call grows as anniversary nears

As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...

SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, s...

Lesotho risks garment job losses if AGOA lapses

An estimated one-third of Lesotho's textile and clothing production will be decimated if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is no...

The challenges of sourcing cotton sustainably

Sourcing cotton more sustainably is increasingly moving up the agenda of global apparel brands and retailers as the environmental and social...

Latest Interviews

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

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the risk to Lesotho's textile and clothing production if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is not renewed, delays to a major textile build in Ethiopia, and an insight on Pakistan's apparel production woes.

Organic cotton assessment tool launches 26 Mar 15

Katie Smith

International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.

Huntsman supports Korea's Daechun with MoU 26 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has signed an MoU with Korean textile exporter Daechun to help streamline the firm's operations and grow its sustainability initiatives.

Swedish textile water project to expand globally 25 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

A Swedish water project that has resulted in the more sustainable production of apparel and textiles of 120 suppliers in India is being scaled up and rolled out to four more countries.

Cotton Made in Africa reaches over 5m people 25 Mar 15

Katie Smith

By adding over 9,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has reached more than 5.5m people across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, who are growing the fibre to its sustainability standards.

Crocs Asia suppliers score high in compliance 25 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs said its Asia tier-one contract manufacturers scored an average of 90% on social compliance audits last year as it revealed its 2014 sustainability achievements.

Latest blogs

Apparel firms taps into growing wearable tech market 24 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

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.

Toxic-free fashion leaders 19 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

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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