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Beth Wright

Beth WrightBiography

In her role as news editor at just-style, Beth Wright oversees the site's daily news feed, researching and writing news and analyses, tracking down exclusive stories, and interviewing industry executives for their insight into the key stories. 

With an English degree from the University of Leeds and NCTJ Diploma, Beth honed her journalism skills at a local newspaper.

Articles by Beth Wright

AfCFTA giant stride forward for the development of Africa 22 March 2018

Leaders of nearly 50 African nations have signed a deal to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), marking a historic milestone in the economic integration of the continent.

Unions are calling on Gildan Activewear, Hunt Wilson International and Edwards Garment to insist that their suppliers, Sewing International SA (SISA) and Interamerican Wovens (IW), reinstate the dismissed workers with back payUnions call on apparel brands to support workers in Haiti 22 March 2018

Haiti is in the spotlight once again as global unions urge apparel brands sourcing in the country to intervene and ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unions claim were unfairly dismissed last year following strikes to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

In its 2017 Sustainability Report, Lenzing hailed the launch of its new Tencel Luxe filament which it called the “clear innovation highlight” in the wood-based cellulosic fibre industry during the yearLenzing unveils new sustainability goals 22 March 2018

As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has outlined a series of new sustainability goals that will be achieved through a specially designed eco-investment programme to help drive the "substantial reduction" of specific emissions by 2022.

New Look said  98% of votes were in favour of the CVANew Look CVA approved, 980 jobs and 60 stores at risk 22 March 2018

New Look has announced its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has been approved by an overwhelming majority of its creditors – a move that means 60 stores are due to close resulting in up to 980 redundancies.

Isko first denim mill to environmentally assess all products 22 March 2018

In a move designed to help boost its understanding of the impacts involved in its supply chain, Turkey-based denim manufacturing giant Isko has worked to obtain Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of all 25,000-plus of its denim products.

Startup develops first AI-based human model generator 22 March 2018

Artificial intelligence startup Vue.ai has launched what it claims is the world's first AI-based human model generator that it says will help shoppers better predict how a garment will fit.

The new feature takes consumers directly to the product on the business' websiteInstagram brings seamless online shopping to the UK 22 March 2018

Social media platform Instagram has taken its next steps towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will provide UK consumers with an easier way to shop online.

The Bangladesh Alliance will transition its operations to a new to a safety monitoring organisation managed by Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety organisation 21 March 2018

Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.

The new '2018 Accord' agreement extends the legally-binding commitment to factory safety in BangladeshWho has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update 21 March 2018

More than half of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires in May. Here we list the signatories so far.

Former New Look CEO, Anders Kristiansen, will succeed MartinezEx-New Look boss to replace Martinez as Esprit CEO 21 March 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.

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