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Rana Plaza four years on – Timeline of change

Just days before the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been ma...

Using worker surveys to drive supply chain change

Getting brands and retailers to think differently about the way they connect with workers in their supplier factories is key to producing mo...

No US rush to Myanmar despite end to sanctions

America may have scrapped its major sanctions against emerging outsourcing centre Myanmar, and brought back the southeast Asian country's GS...

Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?

VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...

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How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.


"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

Latest News

Pentland Brands reveals Berghaus factory list 21 Apr 17

Beth Wright

Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has published the names and locations of the direct factories that manufacture garments for its Berghaus brand, in a bid to increase transparency across its supply chain.


More to be done in Bangladesh, says labour group 21 Apr 17

Beth Wright

In the face of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse, labour rights group Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is outlining a set of key actions required from governments, brands and employers it says will drive "fundamental changes" in the aftermath of the disaster.


Lindex makes "great" sustainability progress 21 Apr 17

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has hailed 2016 as a "great year of progress" with 51% of its garments made from sustainable materials last year, but admits there is still work to be done if the company is to achieve its 80% target by 2020.


Target kids' line recycles 250m plastic bottles 21 Apr 17

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp is stepping up its commitment to responsible sourcing, having helped recycle about 250m plastic bottles by using the Repreve recycled filament fibre across its apparel collections since July 2016.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Apr 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a warning from Myanmar apparel makers that a ban on moving lorries through Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country's clothing sector, the latest efforts by Amazon to embed itself deeper into the apparel industry, 12 start-ups chosen under a new global initiative to find more sustainable ways of producing fashion, and Walmart eyeing US men's clothing retailer Bonobos.


Calls for supply chain transparency standard 20 Apr 17

Beth Wright

In the face of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse, a cohort of unions and human rights groups are calling for more apparel and footwear companies to join the likes of Nike, Adidas, H&M and C&A in pledging their commitment to supply chain transparency.

Latest blogs

Why digital supply chains are top of mind 3 Apr 17

Leonie Barrie

Confirmation that digital supply chains are top of mind for apparel industry executives came last week with the latest plans from global sourcing specialist Li & Fung.


Navigating global political frictions and economic uncertainty 28 Mar 17

Leonie Barrie

As a barometer of the issues top of mind for apparel sourcing executives, it is hard to beat the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.

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