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Central America must make better use of DR-CAFTA

Central America must do more to make better use of the flexibilities of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFT...

The difference between compliance and safety?

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at...

Can supplier ratings reform purchasing practices?

A new initiative has been launched to try to improve the purchasing practices of apparel retailers and brands by asking suppliers to rate th...

Sustainability – the next use case for RFID?

As well as the business benefits of adopting radio frequency identification (RFID), there's wide scope to apply it across various parts of t...

Latest Interviews

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.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

Latest News

New portal planned to speed chemicals assessment 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The group working towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear supply chain is launching a new online portal later this year to provide a simple way to assess products against its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 May 16

Leonie Barrie

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how M&S plans to revamp its clothing business amid falling sales, criticism of Gap Inc for labour abuses at supplier factories, and a report on how yarn-forward rules of origin may weigh on Vietnam's potential under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.


Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain 26 May 16

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.


"Landmark" US chemical safety bill moves forward 26 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Milestone legislation to reform US chemical control regulations could be signed off by President Obama by the end of the month.


Bangladesh tightens focus on migrant labour rights 26 May 16

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to work more closely together in Bangladesh on the issues of migration and labour rights.


Adidas Speedfactory eyes large-scale production 25 May 16

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas is gearing up to begin large-scale footwear production next year at its "industry-changing" Speedfactory facility in Germany – and plans to extend the concept to the US.

Latest blogs

Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Michelle Russell

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.


High-profile retail collapses continue 9 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale has finally filed for bankruptcy protection, joining the ranks of American Apparel, Quiksilver, Pacific Sunwear and Sports Authority as the latest in a series of high-profile retail collapses.

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