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Hong Kong industry pins future on innovation

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on neighbouring Hong Kong, shi...

US outdoor industry ponders growth amidst change

With US outdoor specialty store sales up by 5.2% to US$3.8bn, and sales of outdoor apparel up 7.9% to $3.2bn (according to NPD Leisure Trend...

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...

Where next for sustainability in fashion?

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...

Latest Interviews

G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.

Latest News

Brands called to intervene in supplier dispute 27 Aug 15

Katie Smith

Sporting goods brands Adidas and Mizuno are being urged to intervene and reinstate 1,300 workers who were dismissed from one of their Indonesian footwear suppliers in 2012.


H&M offers $1m grant for sustainable innovations 26 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is looking to encourage sustainable innovation by offering a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant and access to an innovation accelerator as part of a new global awards programme.


Call for Argentine textile sector improvements 25 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Five textile industry unions have joined forces to call for better legislation and collective bargaining to improve “precarious” work conditions in Argentina's textile sector.


Global news roundup 24 Aug 15

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Primark signs up as ZDHC member 21 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

UK fashion giant Primark has become a member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Groups urge UN to address Cambodia "violations" 21 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

A number of humanitarian groups are calling on the United Nations to address serious human rights violations across Cambodia and implement key legal and institutional reforms.

Latest blogs

Public opinion matters more than Modern Slavery Act 17 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act, which began coming into force at the end of July, sets new disclosure standards on an extraordinary number of garment businesses. But its legal niceties won’t really determine the law’s impact, says one industry observer, who believes public opinion matters more.


Race on to secure TPP agreement 12 Aug 15

Michelle Russell

After the latest round of TPP talks failed to clinch a deal, the race is now on to secure an agreement before the US presidential elections halt progress. Trade ministers are scrambling to try and forge a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement within two months, after a meeting of trade ministers in Hawaii failed to clinch a deal last week.

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