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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

During the transition period the Accord shall be granted its legal permission to operate in BangladeshBangladesh Accord granted transition period 20 May 2019

An agreement between the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in the country has finally been struck in a move that paves the way for the Accord to continue its operations for a transition period of 281 days.

The investment in Texel is part of the retailer’s joint venture (JV) with Founders FactoryMarks & Spencer invests in 3D digital fit company 20 May 2019

Marks & Spencer has announced 3D digital fit company Texel as the third startup selected for its retail accelerator programme under its joint venture (JV) with Founders Factory.

Lenzing will carry out several pilot tests over the next few months involving partners along the entire value chainLenzing to trace fibres with blockchain technology 20 May 2019

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has announced it will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fibre business in a move it says will ensure complete transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain to the finished garment.

The hope is that the report can encourage large-scale implementation of circular business models in fashionHigher margin opportunities found in circular fashion models 17 May 2019

A new report exploring the financial viability of circular business models in the fashion industry has found they could drive a higher margin per garment compared to the current linear ‘take-make-waste’ process. 

Nike's new Circular Design Workbook shares principles to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion systemNike's new workbook offers sustainable guidelines for designers 17 May 2019

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled a new Circular Design Workbook to provide designers and product creators across the apparel industry with a common language for circularity. 

In 2018, Asics surpassed its CO2 emissions reduction targets for 2020 two years earlier than initially plannedAsics accelerates on several sustainability goals 17 May 2019

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation made significant progress on its sustainability goals in 2018, including surpassing its CO2 emissions reduction targets two years earlier than initially planned. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 17 May 2019

Top stories on just-style this week include the Trump administration's plan to impose a 25% tariff on nearly all Chinese exports to the US, Fast Retailing's decision to name all 242 of its garment supplier factories, a new Forward Fashion corporate responsibility strategy from PVH Corp, and the winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award. 

New athleisure shoe combines material and technology innovations 17 May 2019

Leading Taiwanese footwear manufacturer Longterm Concept has teamed up with designer Gu Guoyi and chemistry company BASF to develop a new athleisure shoe that combines advanced material innovations with the latest automation technology.

Fashion Futures 2030 is an open source interactive learning toolkit designed to disrupt the status quo and find new solutionsNew Fashion Futures 2030 scenario planning toolkit 16 May 2019

An interactive learning toolkit has launched at this week's 10th Annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit to explore how current trends – from climate change to nationalism and AI – could shape fashion in 2030.

By working together through the pilot project, Google hopes to translate data into meaningful insights so the industry can take actionNew Google pilot to measure fashion's environmental impact 16 May 2019

Tech giant Google is to partner with British luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney on a pilot project that aims to use supply chain data to measure the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

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