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Fast Retailing ramps up sustainability efforts

Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...

Who has joined the Greenpeace Detox Challenge

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

SuperGroup to adapt sourcing model for speed

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving...

Rana Plaza fund call grows as anniversary nears

As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...

Latest Interviews

Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.


Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.

Latest News

Strike at Adidas and Nike shoe factory in Vietnam 31 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Major footwear manufacturer Pou Chen Group, which supplies Adidas and Nike, is in discussions with the Vietnamese government to address worker concerns at its Pou Yuen factory, which resulted in strike action.


Sri Lanka commences GSP+ process with EU 31 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

The process that may lead to the re-admission of Sri Lanka to the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) scheme got underway last week during the visit of an EU delegation to the Indian Ocean island.


Myanmar garments to benefit from export strategy 31 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Myanmar's textile and garment industry is set to benefit from the country's new export strategy - a five-year roadmap aimed at strengthening smaller companies and fuelling exports and trade diversification.


Updated Responsible Down Standard launches 31 Mar 15

Katie Smith

International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched the latest version of its Responsible Down Standard (RDS), designed to help companies ensure the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese and can be traced across the supply chain.


EU tightens chemical substance regulations 31 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

The EU is to tighten regulations under Reach legislation that will see an improvement in the screening, assessment and analysis of risk management options for chemical substances of concern.


Aldi commits to hazardous chemical detox 31 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Discount retailer Aldi has pledged to ban all hazardous chemicals from its textile and shoe production by 2020 - a move welcomed by environmental pressure group Greenpeace.

Latest blogs

Apparel firms tap into growing wearable tech market 24 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.


Embracing radical change in size and fit 16 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Fashion brands and retailers need to embrace “radical change” in their apparel sizing and fit strategies if they are to remain competitive in a changing environment, according to executives at a recent conference on the issue.

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