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Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as...

Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes

Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are f...

US-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East A...

Why should brands care about China cotton?

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...

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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.

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

Little cheer for garment makers in India budget 6 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

India’s garment manufacturers have expressed disappointment at the annual budget for its lack of measures to promote apparel production in the country.

Top stories this week on just-style... 6 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include concerns that the freefalling euro is adding to Bangladesh's textile and clothing production woes, a closer look at Myanmar's new garment Code of Conduct, and news that a pay rise is being considered for Sri Lanka's garment workers.

Supply chain segmentation becoming mainstream 4 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

The increasing complexity of global supply chains means manufacturers and retailers recognise the need to explore more advanced techniques such as segmented production strategies if they are to meet customer expectations.

Woolworths Australia moves to single PLM platform 4 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

Woolworths Australia is replacing multiple legacy systems and spreadsheets with a single PLM platform across all divisions and product categories.

US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers 3 Mar 15

Katie Smith

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.

Ethical cotton sourcing key topic for Forum 3 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Sustainability representatives and major brands will gather in London this month to discuss the key issues surrounding the cotton supply chain and ethical sourcing.

Latest blogs

China cotton call 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?

US port dipute conclusion nears 23 Feb 15

Michelle Russell

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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