• Rana Plaza five years on – Timeline of change

    Rana Plaza five years on – Timeline of change

    On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety within the country's ready-made garment industry. While progress has undoubtedly...

  • Let’s salute Bangladesh’s progress since Rana Plaza

    Let’s salute Bangladesh’s progress since Rana Plaza

    Five years ago, the Rana Plaza catastrophe made Bangladesh notorious – and turned our industry into a pariah. Today, our reaction to the catastrophe has helped Bangladesh become a beacon for how poor countries can pull themselves out of poverty an...

  • Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth

    Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth

    As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the ...

  • Speed is key in reforming Bangladesh's RMG sector

    Speed is key in reforming Bangladesh's RMG sector

    Five years after a catastrophic building collapse killed 1,137 garment workers and maimed or injured thousands more in Bangladesh, a group of labour advocates gathered in a light-filled hall off New York City's famed Times Square to reflect on the...

  • Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

    Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

    As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh exactly five years ago today (24 April), it is also a time to consider what has changed, what hasn't – and what still needs to be done. Here we shar...

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Bangladesh is now a role model so far as structural integrity and workplace safety are concerned

Bangladesh a role model for safety progress

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh’s apparel industry has undergone expansive structural transformation and become a role...

Bangladesh has progressed from 'basket case' to bellweather with the apparel industry's help

Let’s salute Bangladesh progress since Rana Plaza

Five years ago, the Rana Plaza catastrophe made Bangladesh notorious – and turned our industry into a pariah. Today, our reaction to the cat...

Five years on from Rana Plaza, much has changed (Photo credit: IndustriAll)

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh exactly five years ago today (24 April),...

Some 1,138 workers were killed when the Rana Plaza building collapsed five years ago

Rana Plaza five years on – Timeline of change

On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve...

'These garment workers died making the clothes we wear'

April 24 ritual – Rana Plaza’s unfinished legacy

Every year on 24 April, I browse through a poignant online memorial for garment workers who died in 2013 in the Rana Plaza building collapse...

The new '2018 Accord' agreement extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in Bangladesh

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

On the fifth anniversary of the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh exactly five years ago today (24 April), more than two-thirds of...


Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 18

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.


Speed is key in reforming Bangladesh's RMG sector 23 Apr 18

Five years after a catastrophic building collapse killed 1,137 garment workers and maimed or injured thousands more in Bangladesh, a group of labour advocates gathered in a light-filled hall off New York City's famed Times Square to reflect on the watershed disaster and its political and social ramifications.

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US$1.2bn cost to complete Bangladesh remediation

Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 18 NYU Stern Center calls for shared responsibility to address the safety gaps still remaining in Bangladesh’s garment sector

The cost to remediate the remaining dangerous conditions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry is estimated at US$1.2bn, a new report suggests, as the call for funding and a collective commitment to finish the work gets louder.


US clothing sector welcomes Trump U-turn on TPP

Ed Zwirn | 17 Apr 18 Each of the 11 CPTPP countries would have to agree to let the US join

Word from US President Donald Trump that he may reverse a long-standing position and explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has left the fashion industry – along with much of the American business community – somewhat sceptical, while being supportive.


Latest US, China tariff move raises apparel fears

Leonie Barrie | 6 Apr 18

The tit-for-tat trade spat between the US and China has ramped up another step after the White House instructed the US Trade Representative to consider an additional $100bn in tariffs against China.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 18

Joe CharlaffIsaac Dabah, CEO at Delta Galil, one of the largest apparel makers in the world

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.


Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0 28 Feb 18

Calum MacRaeKeith Barr, CEO of Leading2Lean. Industry 4.0 is humanised with his company's approach

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Here we talk to Keith Barr, CEO of manufacturing operations management software specialist Leading2Lean, about the company's differentiated approach to 4.0 – which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.


Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 17

Wang FangqingJohn Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, at the company's 2017 Integral Conversation

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

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Bangladesh safety gaps still remain

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 23 Apr 18

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.


Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies

Michelle Russell, just-style editorial team Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 18

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers.


Jeans makers eye innovation to regain market share

Leonie Barrie, just-style editorial team Leonie Barrie | 3 Apr 18

just-style’s latest weekly roundup begins with a look at how jeans makers are innovating and adapting to evolving consumer needs and the impact of athleisure with new fabric innovation and more sustainable production processes.

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Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

Rana Plaza five years on – A time for reflection

As the global garment industry stops to reflect on the tragic events that took place in Bangladesh five years ago, it is also a time to consider what has changed, what hasn't – and what still needs to be done

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

Winners and losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States, we take a look at the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade

Pure sourcing

Pure sourcing

How brands can work to build a compliant supply chain, the challenges of reshoring in the UK, and the business of mass customisation were all subjects discussed at this year's Pure Origin event in London.

US apparel imports

US apparel imports

Figures from the Office of Textiles and Apparel show the volume of US apparel and textile imports was up 3.2% in 2017, and the average unit price of China's exports have dropped steadily over the last seven years.

Apparel Market Research

Global market review of corporatewear – forecasts to 2022

Global market review of corporatewear – forecasts to 2022

This 2018 edition of the corporatewear report focuses attention on two subjects: 1) Industrial corporatewear and 2) Factors affecting the garment and fabric decision choices made in the corporate workwear garment selection process. The report's unit and US$ numbers are broken down into garment categories (product types), and by the method of supply (also commonly known as route to market). Both are important because they help explain the fabric decision process. Because the fabric chosen for the garments is so important in terms of its performance (which is not the same thing as its fashionability), then what, by whom, and how the fabric decisions are made is an important feature of this latest edition... Read more

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Boot Markets in the Top 5 American Countries to 2022 • Market Size, Development, and Forecasts

Published: January 2018 - ($2272.39)


Industry 4.0 technologies and implications for the global apparel industry, 2018

Published: March 2018 - ($550.00)


Channel Overview in Apparel and Footwear

Published: March 2018 - ($1325.00)


H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Published: March 2018 - ($572.00)


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