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Cost biggest barrier to Bangladesh RMG remediation

High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaini...

New UK cotton mill adds made-in-Britain momentum

Cotton spinning could be about to enjoy a revival in the UK with the imminent opening of a new mill in the north of England, which claims to...

Child labour challenges in Myanmar garment sector

Widespread poverty, low rates of secondary schooling, and lax labour law enforcement are being blamed for the presence of child labour in My...

Data and transparency can encourage better buying

A new Better Buying initiative is being planned to eliminate the barriers to code of conduct compliance caused by apparel buyers' purchasing...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Better Work Vietnam launches labour law mobile app 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

The Better Work Vietnam initiative has launched a new Labor Law app for smartphones, designed to educate garment factories and outside users on the compliance challenges faced in the industry.

Reforms to US chemical regulations signed into law 24 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

Legislation to overhaul US chemical control regulations was signed into law by President Obama earlier this week.

VF International HQ achieves LEED certification 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant VF Corp has achieved LEED platinum certification for its international headquarters in Switzerland.

Thermore moves Ecodown to fully recycled content 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

Thermal insulation specialist Thermore has converted its entire Ecodown product line to fully recycled fibre content, derived exclusively from PET water bottles.

Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jun 16

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.

Timberland offsets expansion with outdoor pledge 24 Jun 16

Beth Wright

Timberland is planning to double its footprint in five US cities by 2020, but hopes to offset the impact of its expansion with a pledge to create or restore an equivalent amount of green space in each city.

Latest blogs

Weak merchandise margins blamed on sourcing woes 20 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

A lack of speed in the apparel supply chain is being blamed for weaker merchandise margins, with significant structural changes needed to create a more consistent, faster and efficient sourcing model.

All change in Ralph Lauren's supply chain 13 Jun 16

Leonie Barrie

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed last week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise. The luxury retailer is also set to close more than 50 stores and slash its workforce by around 8%.

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