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International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secur...
Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...
Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but m...
Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry ex...
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.
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.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.
The right to strike has been upheld as a fundamental right at work by the International Labour Organization (ILO), following a crucial tripartite meeting in Geneva earlier this week.
Countries eligible for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act have fared better than ineligible countries on some economic measures – but it is unclear how much of this is due to AGOA.
Burlington, a division of International Textile Group, is partnering with fibre and yarn manufacturer PurThread Technologies to embed antimicrobial and anti-odour protection into its fabrics.
Women's wear brands Lela Rose and Protagonist are to implement RLM's cloud-based FashionManager enterprise software solution to manage their design-to-delivery operations.
An initiative is launching next month in South Africa to grow a new type of grass that can be used to create zero-waste recyclable textiles.
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.
As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn to costs over the next 24 months.
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