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Fashion's new frontiers: managing sourcing risk

Faced with an increasingly complex sourcing environment, more volatility and less predictable consumer demand, retailers and brands are havi...

Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Wearable technology a key trend for 2015

Wearable technology, synced mobile devices, the growing on-demand culture of the digital world, and an increasing awareness of corporate mis...

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

Guangdong Esquel Textiles bags SteP certification 31 Oct 14

Katie Smith

Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co has become the first company in China to gain the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Oct 14

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.


Fjällräven makes promise on down sustainability 30 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

Outdoor clothing business Fjällräven has made what it calls a “Down Promise” that its products will use only ethically produced down of the highest quality.


US hails Bangladesh factory progress 30 Oct 14

Richard Woodard

The US government has welcomed the progress made by Bangladesh in addressing concerns over worker safety in the country’s garment factories.


Raising the minimum wage may reduce employment 29 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Minimum wages are among the most challenging - and divisive - issues in the apparel industry, yet very little is known about the impact that a raise can have on employment levels, especially in emerging markets.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora 29 Oct 14

Katie Smith

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Latest blogs

Will Adidas realign its strategy? 27 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.


China takes a tougher stance on CSR 20 Oct 14

Leonie Barrie

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.

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