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First figures show Bangladesh exports climb

Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Ran...

Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories

Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...

Rana Plaza three years on – Timeline of change

Just days before the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been mad...

Using SMS to improve cotton sustainability

A key fibre in the global textile and apparel industry, cotton production is under threat from factors such as climate change, competition f...

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Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

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Bangladesh factories to support children’s rights 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

An initiative aimed at garment manufacturers who want to "go that extra mile" to support the rights of children, working parents and young workers has been launched in Bangladesh.


Adler invests in supply chain transparency portal 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

German fashion retailer Adler Modemaerkte AG is to use Setlog's OSCA cloud-based vendor and compliance portal to help bring more transparency to its supply chain.


Coats commits to ZDHC as reports CR performance 5 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Industrial thread and zip manufacturer Coats has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative, and revealed the latest corporate responsibility progress in its global operations.


Kering calls for collaboration on sustainability 4 May 16

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Kering has made significant progress over the past four years towards its sustainability targets, but admits more collaboration is required if standards and practices are to improve across the supply chain.


Vietnam textile sector calls for strategy update 3 May 16

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's apparel and textile industry is calling on the country's government to revise its "out of date" 2020 development plan with a vision that will match the country's progress and improve its competitiveness.


H&M urged to speed up Bangladesh remediation work 3 May 16

Michelle Russell

Labour rights groups are once again calling on Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to quicken the pace on Bangladesh supplier factory remediation work as the Swedish fashion retailer prepares to hold its annual general meeting.

Latest blogs

Contrasting fortunes characterise the clothing industry 3 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Contrasting fortunes characterised the global clothing industry last week. On the one hand Hanesbrands has positioned itself as the largest basic apparel company in the world after agreeing to buy Australian rival Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal. But on the other, the UK high street stands to lose 204 years of combined retailing history as retailers BHS and Austin Reed Group both called in the administrators.


Goodbye from your news editor 22 Apr 16

Katie Smith

Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.

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