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Gap's Myanmar move highlights country's potential

Faced with the growing risks of producing in Bangladesh and Cambodia as well as the rising cost of countries like China and Indonesia, it is...

SOURCING: Compliance still a concern in Cambodia

Although there has been a slight improvement in the proper payment of wages and benefits within Cambodia's garment and footwear industry, no...

Brands look to capitalise on constant denim trend

Denim jeans are a wardrobe staple for most consumers, due to their ability to offer comfort and a long lifespan compared to other items of c...

Ethical standards a challenge for Burma investors

Experts have warned that clothing companies from developed countries who implement international ethical standards when investing in Myanmar...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.


William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.

Latest News

Transparency key with Fair Wear performance tool 11 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has developed a reporting tool to assess the performance of member brands and support good labour conditions for garment workers.


Mozambique Government adopts BCI cotton standard 11 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

The Mozambican Government Institute of Cotton (IAM) has signed an agreement with non-profit group the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), making it the first government organisation to adopt the standard.


just-style's research roundup 11 Jul 14

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global review of denim and jeanswear, a look at trends and developments in supply chain software, and a country report on Bangladesh.


Timberland meets two CSR goals ahead of schedule 10 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.


HiLoft cotton earns Biobased certification 9 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HiLoft cotton.


Self-cleaning technology developed for cashmere 9 Jul 14

Katie Smith

A novel self-cleaning technology for delicate fibres such as cashmere has been developed by scientists in Hong Kong.

Latest blogs

Compliance remains a concern in Cambodian garment sector 8 Jul 14

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), a government-led tripartite group, last week agreed the next minimum wage adjustment for garment workers, which will take effect on 1 January 2015.


Transparency taking centre stage 30 Jun 14

Leonie Barrie

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has described efforts to ensure workers in its garment supplier factories are paid a fair living wage as an "ever-moving feast". But it is making progress, as executives explained during an update to the group's Plan A sustainability initiative last week.

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