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Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and PR

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government conc...

Primark challenges critics with cotton initiative

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that hav...

New political plans add to buying uncertainty

Seemingly endless trade-related government announcements in the US and UK throughout January were full of ideas for greater national control...

Outlook 2017 – Ten apparel supply chain takeaways

Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms...

Latest Interviews

"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

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.


How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

MoU to boost health of Bangladesh garment workers 27 Feb 17

Beth Wright

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.


Global news roundup 27 Feb 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Bangladesh government steps in on labour crackdown 24 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

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... 24 Feb 17

Beth Wright

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.


Inditex and H&M boycott Dhaka Apparel Summit 23 Feb 17

Beth Wright

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).


UK organic textiles market growing 23 Feb 17

Michelle Russell

The UK's interest in organic textiles is growing, new figures show, as consumer interest in ethically and sustainably sourced materials increases.

Latest blogs

US border tax a contentious issue 20 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

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.


Primark's sustainable cotton programme takes shape 13 Feb 17

Leonie Barrie

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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