Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles
It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government conc...
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that hav...
Seemingly endless trade-related government announcements in the US and UK throughout January were full of ideas for greater national control...
Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms...
With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.
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.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telenor Health, an offshoot of mobile giant Telenor Group, aimed at using digital and mobile technology to boost the health and wellbeing of the country's garment workers.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
The Bangladesh government has responded to pressure over its crackdown on labour activists after a number of global brands and retailers pulled out of this week's Dhaka Apparel Summit in protest.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how the crackdown on Bangladesh labour activists has cost the country's garment industry around US$100m, Adidas and Burberry have been recognised for their sustainability practices, industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead, and Inditex and H&M boycott the BGMEA's Dhaka Apparel Summit.
A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
The UK's interest in organic textiles is growing, new figures show, as consumer interest in ethically and sustainably sourced materials increases.
Fresh from their disappointment at seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal abandoned last month with an executive order by President Donald Trump, the US apparel and footwear sector is bracing itself for even greater cost increases to come.
With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain.
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