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Jasmin Malik Chua

Articles by Jasmin Malik Chua

Speed is key in reforming Bangladesh's RMG sector 23 April 2018

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.

Global garment worker safety is still misunderstood 14 March 2018

Nearly five years after the world watched a frantic search for survivors turn into an onerous recovery of the dead, the words "Rana Plaza" can still invoke powerful outrage about the precarious conditions that garment workers in the developing world endure every day. But while preventing another Rana Plaza is a vital endeavour, a new book argues it is also important to consider the everyday ways in which garment workers' health and safety is under attack.

Sustainability is seen as a How Nordic brands are shifting the sustainability status quo 15 December 2017

The Nordic apparel sector has long been seen as a bellweather for sustainability in fashion. And a recent event in New York City heard how the region's brands, retailers and designers are creating a new paradigm for making apparel that promotes the environment, rather than diminishes it.

The vast majority of the world's cotton buyers do little to promote sustainable cotton in their supply chainsNo excuses for coasting on sustainable cotton sourcing 20 October 2017

Big household fashion names are "coasting and doing nothing" when it comes to sourcing sustainable cotton, one international coalition has said, with the industry unlikely to make progress in this area if more brands don’t get on board.

The success of sustainable development targets lives or dies on collaborationBrands unite around sustainable development goals 19 October 2017

All the best parties have a theme, and Textile Exchange's annual industry event – which doubled as a celebration of the global fibre-sustainability coalition's 15th anniversary – was no different. Held in Washington DC this past week, the five-day conference wielded its focus as both a rallying cry and a call to action for its 400-plus participants.

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