Sourcing: Latest news and analysis articles
Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three year...
Just days before the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been mad...
A key fibre in the global textile and apparel industry, cotton production is under threat from factors such as climate change, competition f...
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainabi...
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.
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.
A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will head up a trade event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Inditex has renewed an agreement that sees trade union experts employed across the fashion retailer's global supply chain to help with the implementation of labour rights.
Continuing to improve traceability will remain one of the most important challenges for the garment industry, a new report suggests, as it reveals only a small percentage of companies know where all of their raw materials come from.
French underwear firm Wolf Lingerie has invested in Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) tool to help boost its product development process.
Textile Exchange is planning a workshop for suppliers and manufacturers in the Asia region to showcase its work and tools aimed at creating material change in the textile supply chain.
Having contributed to just-style for five years, serving as news editor for the last two, it has been a pleasure to observe and report on the global textile and apparel industry.
The US footwear industry has voiced its disappointment that athletic brand New Balance has come out in opposition of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
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