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World Retail Congress 2014 Day One: Quote/unquote

The great and the good of the retail industry have converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies,...

Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for production

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill...

Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progr...

India's labour law reforms edge a step closer

The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans...

Latest Interviews

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.


Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.

Latest News

just-style's research roundup 30 Sep 14

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


Addressing anaemia key to Cambodia productivity 29 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

First results from a year-long study into the health and productivity of garment workers has found that more than two-fifths of those surveyed currently suffer from anaemia.


Columbia TurboDown adds to insulation innovations 29 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brand Columbia Sportswear has introduced a 'performance enhanced down' system that combines two of its existing technologies and creates such outsized results it's like a "down jacket on steroids."


Textile value chain making Africa more competitive 29 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The strength of having a supply chain that extends from the cotton field to the finished garment within a single country was one of the key messages to emerge from a meeting last week to look at making African cotton more competitive.


Protestors plea to end Uzbek cotton forced labour 29 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Protesters are due to ramp up pressure on the Uzbekistan government to end the use of forced labour in the country's cotton fields, with a series of demonstrations tomorrow (30 September).


Activists slam dismissals at Sri Lanka shoe firm 26 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Unions and labour rights activitsts have slammed Sri Lankan footwear manufacturer Palla and Company following what they describe as "mass sackings and union-busting" by the firm.

Latest blogs

Closer cooperation urged in Bangladesh 22 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

Two separate calls came last week urging the various safety initiatives in Bangladesh to work more closely to coordinate their efforts - and for more input from the Bangladeshi government if the work achieved so far is to continue its momentum.


Garment factories boost Bangladesh education 16 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.

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