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M&S project benefits garment worker health

Marks & Spencer says it has seen an improvement in worker health issues in Cambodia - and the subsequent business benefits - since a new hea...

VF pushes ahead on chemicals management

A chemical management programme developed by apparel giant VF Corp to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from its supply c...

M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy

UK retail group Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a supply chain human rights policy as it looks to further improve compliance in the d...

Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the...

Latest Interviews

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.


Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Latest News

Myanmar makers mull shut-downs over wage plans 3 Jul 15

Jessica Mudditt

Myanmar’s garment industry employers gathered yesterday (2 July) to discuss possible shut-downs following the government’s announcement this week of a controversial proposed minimum wage of MMK3,600 (US$3.22) per day.


Cotton tracing "biggest challenge" for M&S 3 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to raw materials.


Lee ReThink taps into sustainable supply chain 3 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Jeans produced under VF Corp's Lee ReThink denim programme in China - which aims to improve sustainability at every stage of the supply chain - require around 1,100 less gallons of water to produce compared to a typical pair of Lee jeans.


Cambodia sees more garment factory faintings 3 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Around 274 garment factory workers in Cambodia have fainted in the last week at sites in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal.


'Made in Green' label awarded to textile industry 3 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Certification body Oeko-Tex has made its Made in Green sustainability certification label available to the textile industry for the first time.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Jul 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Shaking up the supply chain 22 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Ongoing efforts to reverse a slump in sales at its namesake brand are to see US clothing retailer Gap Inc shutter 175 of its namesake stores in the US and axe 250 head office jobs.

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