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Who has joined the Greenpeace Detox Challenge

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Gap deepens social and environmental efforts

US apparel giant Gap Inc has set out new targets aimed at strengthening worker rights across its global supply chain – including all of its...

Worker engagement is key to China competitiveness

Could corporate social responsibility (CSR) be the secret weapon to countering some of the challenges currently facing apparel and textile p...

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Esquel CEO says automation core to competitiveness 1 Dec 2015

Wang Fangqing

While doomsayers have been waxing lyrically for the past two years about how the Chinese clothing industry could have a shaky future, John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, the Hong Kong-based vertically integrated cotton to shirt maker, is resolute in his optimism. 

Expansion and efficiencies key to Epic evolution 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest News

Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Feb 16

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for textile and apparel duties, Bangladesh and Vietnam led the way in terms of US apparel import growth in December, and Esquel progresses in a research programme to develop a sustainable Chinese supply of Sea Island cotton.

Italy’s largest fashion supply chain joins Detox 11 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Some 20 companies from Italy’s Prato textile district have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020, in what has been described as the largest commitment of its kind. 

Eileen Fisher gains B Corp certification 11 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Eileen Fisher has become the largest women's wear brand to gain B Corp certification, less than a year after setting its sights on 100% sustainability by 2020.

Modern Slavery Act – apparel sector training 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

A one-day workshop designed to help apparel firms prepare for the introduction of the UK’s new Modern Slavery Act is to take place next month.

Eco-friendly garment factory opens in Bangladesh 9 Feb 16

Katie Smith

Leading Bangladesh-based apparel manufacturer AKH Group has opened a flagship eco-friendly garment factory that has been certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building accreditation scheme.

Ethiopia project to improve industrial relations 8 Feb 16

Katie Smith

With support from Swedish fashion giant H&M, a new industrial relations project has launched in Ethiopia with the aim of improving the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry. 

Latest blogs

Speed needed on safety renovations 9 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Just days after international representatives expressed concerns that many "priority areas" still need to be tackled to improve safety in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, a fire broke out at a factory deemed to be on track with remedial action.

Outdoor gear could be harmful 1 Feb 16

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brands are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the hazardous chemicals were discovered in clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment.

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