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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...

China cotton: implications and opportunities

Changes taking place in China’s cotton sector offer both implications and opportunities for brands and retailers, according to a new report...

Low labour cost countries linked to highest risks

Businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs – but m...

COMMENT: Skills or new technology?

Skills or new technology: which gives better leverage to a manufacturing country? This question has been posed to global garment industry ex...

Latest Interviews

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

Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Feb 15

Katie Smith

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.

ILO upholds right to strike 27 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

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.

AGOA benefits hard to determine 26 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

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 to offer antimicrobial protection 26 Feb 15

Katie Smith

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.

Lela Rose and Protagonist invest in software 26 Feb 15

Katie Smith

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.

South Africa to grow grass for recyclable textiles 25 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

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.

Latest blogs

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.

Port disruption could cost $37bn over two years 20 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

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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