Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles
China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But does the Plan really tell...
Apparel brands, retailers and suppliers are having to navigate an increasing number of supply chain challenges in order to operate in a more...
A conference on sustainability staged by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has heard how China is making serious effort...
Apparel and footwear makers in Myanmar believe the country's anticipated transfer of power to the opposition next March should attract more...
With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.
Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.
While Uzbekistan’s use of forced labour to harvest cotton is well-documented, a new report says workers at a range of private and public-sector institutions have also been coerced to pick cotton in Turkmenistan this year, with children used in at least one area.
Monitoring of workers during the 2015 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has offered a mixed assessment, with no systematic use of child labour found but “serious concerns” raised over the risk of forced labour.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Luxury goods group Kering is scaling up its efforts to put a monetary value on the environmental impact racked up by its operations and global supply chain – but admits the impact of raw materials has increased as its business has grown.
European fashion chain Lindex has become the latest company to join the CanopyStyle pledge to ensure the rayon, modal or viscose fibres in its garments does not come from ancient and endangered forests.
A multi-stakeholder trust set up to oversee claims and collect funding to make payments to the families of the 112 workers killed and those injured in a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh has been created three years after the tragedy in 2012.
The release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement earlier this month coincided with a number of events showing how unpredictable the deal’s approval is likely to be.
Veganism is often thought of in food terms, and not clothing, so the idea of purchasing a vegan wool jumper or a vegan handbag could seem alien to many. The movement is gradually gaining momentum, albeit slowly. But whether the industry has the desire to really push it in the right direction is questionable.
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