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US fashion industry applauds trade bills package

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally m...

Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mil...

Adidas worker hotline bridges communication gap

Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead wor...

Myanmar - right time, right place, new challenges

As apparel retailers and brands continue to seek alternatives to their traditional suppliers, David Birnbaum contends that Myanmar is the la...

Latest Interviews

Multi-channel a "powerful proposition" for N Brown 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

A "constant run to keep up" with consumer demands is keeping multi-channel retailer N Brown on it toes as it adapts its sourcing model, its systems and international growth to keep apace. Paul Kendrick, customer, financial services and international director, explains.

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.

Latest News

Calls for greater social dialogue in Bangladesh 21 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for greater social dialogue between the government, employers and workers in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector, highlighting the "considerable benefits" this would bring.

China textile and garment firms eyeing Morocco? 20 Apr 15

Elizia Volkmann

The Moroccan government is negotiating a strategic industrial partnership with China that could see Chinese investment flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry.

Benetton $1.6m Rana Plaza payment “insufficient” 20 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why better working conditions in garment factories improves productivity and profitability, Morocco's plans to grow fast fashion exports, and a comment on the challenges Myanmar faces if its garment industry is to reach its true potential.

Global concerns weigh on WTO trade forecasts 16 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

?World merchandise trade is set to see a “modest” recovery in 2015 and 2016 following three years of weak growth, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said, but geopolitical crises and concerns about economic growth are weighing on its forecasts.

US apparel firms urge restraint over containers 16 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

US apparel and footwear companies and retailers have joined calls for restraint over potential tariff action to tackle imports of containers from China.

Latest blogs

Strikes underscore Vietnam challenges 13 Apr 15

Michelle Russell

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry's main manufacturing hubs. It also exposes a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country that many see as a key sourcing alternative to China.

A sourcing hub for the future? 7 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

If global brands, manufacturers and mills could come together and build vertical supply chains in Africa, they would set themselves up with a sourcing hub for the future.

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