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Better factory conditions boost the bottom line

A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...

Why traceability has key role in social compliance

With traceability playing a key role in addressing the rising importance of social compliance, it might be time to review your traceability...

PVH ramps up corporate responsibility commitments

Apparel giant PVH Corp has developed what it says is a more comprehensive corporate responsibility strategy to address social and environmen...

What does supply chain mapping really mean?

The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance o...

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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.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

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Tchibo strengthens supply chain workers' rights 28 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Tchibo has become the first retail company in Germany to sign a global framework agreement (GFA) with the IndustriAll Global Union, in a bid to improve working conditions in countries where it sources its merchandise.


H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia 27 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.


Spanish ocean waste project makes fashion progress 27 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Spanish sustainable fashion brand Ecoalf, whose fabrics are made from recycled materials such as discarded fishing nests and marine plastic litter, has taken part in the third Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Washington earlier this month.


First meeting of Kyrgyzstan textile workers’ union 27 Sep 16

Beth Wright

The first meeting of the Textile Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan took place in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek earlier this month, with social dialogue, continued union organisation and an understanding of the supply chain highlighted as key issues to strengthen the country's textile and garment industry.


Natural plant dyed eco-friendly cellulosic yarns 26 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

A new range of "smart" cellulosic yarns derived from natural and rapidly renewable resources and coloured using an ultrasonic natural plant dyed process is set to make its debut later this week.


Re:newcell secures $5m for closed loop production 26 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Swedish textile recycling technology specialist Re:newcell is looking to make 100% circular garments a reality thanks to an investment of SEK48m (US$5.6m) to build the world's first production line for textile pulp from recycled materials. 

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Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.


Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

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