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Central America must do more to make better use of the flexibilities of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFT...
Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at...
With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...
Footwear is expected to be one of the clear winners when it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, with significant g...
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.
The group working towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the apparel and footwear supply chain is launching a new online portal later this year to provide a simple way to assess products against its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how M&S plans to revamp its clothing business amid falling sales, criticism of Gap Inc for labour abuses at supplier factories, and a report on how yarn-forward rules of origin may weigh on Vietnam's potential under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Fashion software provider Visual 2000 International has released several new payment gateway integrations to their suite of omni-channel business software.
The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administration, including the owner of the Pretty Polly, Gossard and Aristoc brands.
US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Milestone legislation to reform US chemical control regulations could be signed off by President Obama by the end of the month.
Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.
Textured Jersey Lanka has again been recognised at the World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute, being named ‘Dyer & Finisher of the Year’ for the second year running.
- How M&S plans to revamp its clothing business
- The difference between compliance and safety?
- Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential
- Footwear to see "significant" gains from TPP
- UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth
- Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain
- M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs?
- US Q1 in brief – Guess, Burlington Stores, Sears
- Adidas Speedfactory eyes large-scale production
- H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders