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United Colors of Benetton earns RDS certification Beth Wright | 29 Sep 17

United Colors of Benetton has obtained Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification, which safeguards the welfare of geese and ducks that provide the down and feathers used in the group’s collections.


Fashion brands linked to polluting viscose producers Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 17

A number of fashion giants, including Sweden’s H&M and Inditex's Zara, are said to be buying viscose from highly polluting factories that are contributing irreparable damage to environmental and human health.


Benetton joins IWTO in European fashion first Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 17

Italian retailer Benetton Group has become the first European fashion firm to join the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) in a move to reinforce its commitment to sustainability in the supply chain.


Benetton CEO resigns, names Diesel US head as COO Beth Wright | 6 Apr 17

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has named Diesel US CEO Tommaso Bruso as its new chief operating officer, and says its  chief executive Marco Airoldi is leaving the company next month.


Benetton project to empower female garment workers Beth Wright | 28 Oct 16

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has launched a new project through its Women Empowerment Program (WEP), aimed at supporting home-based workers in Pakistan and those in Bangladesh's ready-made garment (RMG) sector.


Benetton unveils seamless Made in Italy pullover Beth Wright | 12 Oct 16

Italian fashion retailer Benetton has revealed a new take on its signature pullover that is totally made in Italy utilising a seamless knitting technique that eliminates yarn wastage and reduces environmental impact. 


Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Benetton Group takes control of Korean operations Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 16

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has acquired its full Korean estate as part of the firm's refocus and relaunch programme, making it a wholly-owned entity.


Benetton books FY loss on taxes and charges Leonie Barrie | 11 May 16

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group has reported a loss in its first full year following the restructuring of its business, and named Francesco Gori as non-executive chairman.


Benetton project to support women garment workers Katie Smith | 23 Oct 15

Italian fashion giant Benetton has launched a EUR5m (US$5.5m) initiative aimed at supporting women in the global ready-made garment industry as part of its new Women Empowerment Programme. 


Calls for The Kooples to halt angora and fur sales Katie Smith | 14 Oct 15

French fashion retailer The Kooples is being urged to stop selling angora and fur products in light of a new investigation which is said to have exposed “shocking” conditions at Chinese farms. 


Benetton opts for Cad.Assyst and Automarker Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 15

Italian fashion company Benetton is investing in new CAD and automatic marker making systems supplied by Sistemi Assyst.


Benetton Group joins ban on angora wool Leonie Barrie | 8 Jun 15

Italian fashion giant Benetton has become the latest company to join a ban on angora wool, pledging to boycott the fibre from all its collections sold in around 6,000 stores worldwide.


UPDATE: Benetton $1.6m Rana Plaza payment “insufficient” Leonie Barrie | 20 Apr 15

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.


Benetton urged to pay Rana Plaza contribution Michelle Russell | 20 Mar 15

Italian fashion giant Benetton is being urged to make the donation it promised into the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund in time for the next round of compensation payments.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 27 Feb 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why low labour cost countries are exposed to the highest risks, a new tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for US West Coast dockworkers, and more than 30% of cotton sourced by Adidas Group in 2014 was Better Cotton.


Benetton to embark on living wage roadmap Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 15

Italian fashion retailer Benetton is to embark on an initiative this year aimed at building a roadmap to achieve a living wage for women in the textile and garment supply chain.


Benetton to contribute to Rana Plaza Fund Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 15

Italian fashion giant Benetton is to make a contribution to the Bangladesh Rana Plaza Trust Fund that compensates victims of the disaster that occurred nearly two years ago.


United Colors of Benetton builds management team Katie Smith | 20 Jan 15

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.


Benetton urged to pay into Rana Plaza fund Richard Woodard | 11 Dec 14

Labour rights campaigners have renewed calls for Italian fashion label Benetton to pay US$5m into a fund set up to help the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Lacoste joins ban on angora Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 14

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.


just-style's research roundup Ellie Morgan | 1 Oct 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


just-style's research roundup Ellie Morgan | 15 Aug 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at apparel and footwear in Argentina, opportunities and applications for digital textile printing, and world textile and apparel trade and production trends in South Asia.


UK: Matalan defends its position on Bangladesh Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 14

UK apparel retailer Matalan has moved to defend its position following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


SOURCING: Bangladesh Accord calls on firms for more funding Michelle Russell | 25 Jul 14

More than a year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety is calling on retailers and clothing brands to contribute more funding in order to complete its factory inspections.


Bangladesh factory inspections beset by differences Katie Smith | 16 Jun 14

A growing list of differences appears to be breaking out between groups working to improve factory and building safety for garment workers in Bangladesh.


Eastern Europe a “cheap labour sewing backyard” Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 14

As brands and retailers increasingly explore options for sourcing closer to home, it is perhaps inevitable that labour rights activists should now turn their attention to pay and conditions for garment workers in eastern Europe and Turkey.


BANGLADESH: Accord halts production at 12 factories Leonie Barrie | 15 May 14

Production has been suspended in 12 factories supplying a group of brands and retailers in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia following concerns over building safety.


ITALY: Benetton names Marco Airoldi as new clothing boss Leonie Barrie | 9 May 14

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has confirmed the appointment of Marco Airoldi as chief executive of the company's clothing business as it embarks on a restructuring of its business.

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