Social & environmental: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

Slow fashion: a fast-growing opportunity?

Decidedly at odds with fast fashion, the slow fashion movement offers an alternative to mass-produced clothing and is steadily gaining momen...

African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive

Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and...

New wage ladder lifts workers towards living wages

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains h...

New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

Study “overwhelmingly” supports organic cotton 26 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

Organic cotton production shows a significant cut in global warming potential, soil erosion, water use and energy demand, according to a new study published by Textile Exchange.


US hails “noteworthy progress” in Bangladesh 26 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

The Bangladeshi government has made “noteworthy progress” on factory inspections and labour law reforms, but much remains to be done, says a senior US trade official.


Calls for Harvey Nichols to renew fur ban 26 Nov 14

Richard Woodard

Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.


Tazreen Fashions compensation agreement outlined 25 Nov 14

Katie Smith

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


Pakistan MoU to mainstream Better Cotton 25 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have joined forces to mainstream sustainability in cotton production in Pakistan.


Australian cotton sustainability report published 25 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

The first Australian Grown Cotton sustainability report has been published to track the industry's social, economic and environmental footprint.

Latest blogs

Revised wage ladder marks step toward living wage 24 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.


Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia 17 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?

Get the just-style newsletter

Join over 31,000 apparel and textile professionals who get just-style’s FREE newsletters [x]

Get daily apparel and textile news as it happens, and our weekly best-of roundup.

First name:
Last name:
Email address:

Get the newsletter

Daily News Alert: see example
Weekly Summary: see example
Apparel and textile Research Updates: see example