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Where next for retailers in a saturated market?

The US retail industry has hit a saturation point – what Robert Antoshak refers to as "peak apparel" – where the amount of clothing that can...

NGO scrutiny reducing supply chain transparency?

NGOs play a vital role in regulating and holding brands and retailers to account, especially when it comes to the transparency of their supp...

Weak wage compliance in Asia garment industry

The rate of minimum wage non-compliance among seven major garment exporting nations in Asia is highest in the Philippines and India, accordi...

Are Mexico’s maquila labour rights worsening?

Mexico’s textiles and apparel industry is violating workers’ basic rights including freedom to unionise, overtime and severance pay, accordi...

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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

Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories 24 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Syrian refugee children as young as ten years old have been found working in garment factories in Turkey making clothes for brands including Marks & Spencer and Asos, a television documentary claims.

Lenzing leads in forest-free viscose ranking 24 Oct 16

Beth Wright

Austrian fibre company Lenzing, and Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla – who together produce 35% of the world's rayon-viscose – are rising to the top of a global ranking that rates companies on their efforts to conserve forests.

Adidas praises FENC for ocean plastic project 24 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Far Eastern New Century Corp (FENC), one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates and a major supplier of recycled PET products for international brands, has been recognised by Adidas for its work in turning ocean plastic waste bottles into high performance fabrics. 

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work 24 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.

Invista to launch Coolmax EcoMade for denim 24 Oct 16

Michelle Russell

US fibre producer Invista is continuing to drive innovation in denim with new technologies under its Coolmax brand that offer sustainability and cooling comfort to jeans wearers.

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Oct 16

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why UK retailer Marks & Spencer is the top company for monitoring and reporting on modern slavery, how a potential minimum wage in Vietnam may be a hike too far, and why H&M's CEO has been named a leader for sustainability.

Latest blogs

Ethiopia unrest a sourcing risk? 18 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailer H&M and UK based glove and leather manufacturer Pittards both say they are monitoring the situation in Ethiopia closely after the country's government declared a state of emergency after months of unrest.

Asia facing up to increased competition 10 Oct 16

Leonie Barrie

Increasing competition for garment sourcing contracts is seeing China not only being challenged by other countries in Asia, but by sub-Saharan African and even Russian suppliers too. And it is pushing Asian governments to sharpen their industrial policies to try to retain market share.

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