• Pakistan trade body rejects factory worker abuse claims

    Pakistan trade body rejects factory worker abuse claims

    The Pakistan Readymade Garments Exporters Association has rejected a Human Rights Watch report claiming labour abuses in garment factories is rife, adding it "totally disagrees" with the findings.

  • How technology can help supply chain tackle trade woes

    How technology can help supply chain tackle trade woes

    Tariffs and policy changes from the ongoing trade spat between the US and China have become the main enemy of the supply chain manager, who relies on consistency and certainty to plan and execute global trade, a new white paper says.

  • Microbiome analytics brings transparency to supply chains

    Microbiome analytics brings transparency to supply chains

    An innovation that uses microbe analytics to provide detailed information into global supply chains, in the hope of countering issues such as labour violations, has received a US$14m cash boost which will be used to fuel its expansion.

  • Watchdog delivers

    Watchdog delivers "hammer blow" to Sainsbury's-Asda merger

    The early findings of an in-depth investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the proposed merger of supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's has raised extensive competition concerns over the potential tie-up.

  • US-China trade talks to resume in Washington

    US-China trade talks to resume in Washington

    Talks between the US and China have resumed again this week, with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer welcoming an official delegation from China for a series of meetings to discuss the trade relationship between the two co...

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Most corporate-led CSR programmes rely on third-party social auditing firms that carry out short, annual visits to factories to assess working conditions

Why a worker-led CSR strategy makes sense

Global garment brands and retailers should switch to "worker-centred and worker-driven" corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in...

Denim brands and retailers are calling for more sustainable production methods. But mills and manufacturers say there is a reluctance to pay a higher price for it.

High cost is slowing denim’s sustainable direction

There has been a marked shift toward more sustainable practices in the global denim industry, from the employment of new finishing technolog...

MPs want brands and retailers to be charged a penny for every item sold to fund a clothing recycling scheme

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation to require fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across the...

Ranking countries across a range of metrics is an important part of the sourcing decision-making process

Using data to rank top apparel supplier countries

In a changing and uncertain world, data across a range of metrics for individual production countries has a key role to play in decision-mak...

There are around 1.1m workers in Myanmar's garment, textile, footwear and accessories sectors

How can brands source responsibly from Myanmar?

The ongoing human rights crisis in Myanmar has prompted the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to launch a four-point guide aimed at helping b...

The concerns have started to lose business for Chinese companies

China internment camps another risk for importers

Despite China officially ending its "re-education through labour" programme in 2013, claims persist of forced clothing and textile labour in...


How suppliers can find new customers in these trying times 8 Feb 19

Many of the apparel industry's retail stalwarts no longer have the the agility to evolve – or the volume of business to keep progressive factories and suppliers afloat. Yet there are countless new customers out there for those manufacturers ready to launch themselves into the future. It's just a case of knowing where to look, writes Emma Birnbaum. 


US apparel imports tumble in November after stockpiling rush 8 Feb 19

The US experienced a fall in imports during November from nine of its top ten apparel supplier countries. The tenth – China – booked flat growth. The figures suggest early stockpiling by retailers ahead of the holiday period, as well as moves to bring in spring merchandise early in a bid to beat a potential increase in tariffs on goods from China.

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How tech can help supply chain tackle trade woes

Beth Wright | 21 Feb 19 'Throughout history, global trade has never been as
ubiquitous as it is today,' the report states

Tariffs and policy changes from the ongoing trade spat between the US and China have become the main enemy of the supply chain manager, who relies on consistency and certainty to plan and execute global trade, a new white paper says.


Microbiome analytics brings transparency to supply

Hannah Abdulla | 20 Feb 19  Phylagen is building what it says is the world's largest environmental microbiome database and analytics platform

An innovation that uses microbe analytics to provide detailed information into global supply chains, in the hope of countering issues such as labour violations, has received a US$14m cash boost which will be used to fuel its expansion.


Payless ShoeSource to close all US stores

Beth Wright | 19 Feb 19 The retailer is to close its 2,500 store locations in North America and its e-commerce operations

US footwear giant Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection for the second time in less than two years, in a move that will see it liquidate all 2,500 of its stores in the United States.

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VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 19

Beth WrightAnna Maria Rugarli has served as a director of sustainability for EMEA at VF International since December 2010. She was appointed to senior director in January 2017

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


How TexOps is restructuring to hedge Central America 'renaissance' 21 Jan 19

Ivan Castano FreemanDavid Ha was one of the speakers at this year's Apparel Summit of the Americas, organised the Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN)

"The supply chain is getting whipsawed," is how David Ha, owner of Salvadoran sportswear maquila TexOps, describes the state of the current global sourcing market in this exclusive interview with just-style.


Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 18

Leonie BarrieRaffaele Duby says Decathlon wants to lead the move into environmental labelling...'but also to make everybody move'

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

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Cambodia facing trade benefits suspension

Beth Wright, just-style editorial team Beth Wright | 21 Feb 19

The European Union has officially started the process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. The move follows a warning toCambodia in Octoberthat without clear and demonstrable improvements to its human rights situation there would be asuspension of trade preferences. Not surprisingly, the news has disappointedthe Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), which sayssuch a movewould jeopardise the country's efforts to build a responsible apparel supply chain.


US imports hit by earlier stockpiling efforts

Hannah Abdulla, just-style editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 11 Feb 19

Latest figures have revealed a fall in US apparel import volumes from nine of the top ten supplier countries in November. China, its biggest apparel supplier, booked flat growth. The picture was hugely different from the previous month where all ten showed positive growth for imports into the US, suggesting retailers were stockpiling earlier to get ahead of the holiday period, as well as bringing in spring merchandise, in a bid to beat a potential increase in tariffs on goods from China.


Hemp apparel – hype or opportunity?

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 19

With products derived from hemp making their presence felt in a range of industries, from food and drinks to medicines, we've looked at potential applications in clothing – and issues for the supply chain.

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Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

Outlook 2019 – Apparel industry issues in the year ahead

The global apparel industry and its supply chain are facing unchartered territory in 2019, according to feedback from executives consulted by just-style

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

The year on just-style – Highlights of 2018

Of the thousands of stories published on just-style during the last year, we've filtered out the top news, comment, analysis and interviews of 2018. The US-China trade war, digitalisation, worker safety and sustainability were just some of the issues covered.

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

UK inquiry into the impact of fast fashion

The UK Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the environmental impacts of the garment industry, as well as social issues such as workers' rights and fair pay.

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

Magnifying sustainability impact through collaboration

This year's Fair Wear Foundation Annual Summit discussed ways brands and organisations can collaborate, build bridges and magnify their sustainability impact, both on an individual level and as a community.

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