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What Arket reveals about H&M's new direction

H&M’s new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer. Rather than adopt a faster sourcing strategy, the compan...

Where next for Corporate Human Rights Benchmark?

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions t...


Mike Flanagan | 27 Feb 2017

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government concentrating too much on headline-grabbing mistakes at high street retailers in its "name and shame" campaign against abuse at home?


Jeremy Mullins | 5 Jan 2017

As the global clothing and textile industry looks towards a 2017 where trade relations are unpredictable, fast fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) invited stakeholders to an event in Myanmar – attended by just-style – to look at how to maintain stability on the factory front by improving labour relations.


Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 2016

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.


Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at the same time H&M appears to show no interest in the safety of workers making its products, write Emma Birnbaum and David Birnbaum. What is the difference between compliance and worker safety? they ask.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2014

The latest sustainability report released earlier this month by Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz highlights the group's achievements over the last year. Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M, spoke with just-style about the company's major milestones, including closed loop clothing, collaboration, and the group's African sourcing plans.


Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said it will continue to invest and develop its business with a digital focus as its expansion helped to boost sales and earnings in the second quarter.


Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has revealed it will open its first Arket store in Stockholm next year, following openings in London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Munich.


Beth Wright | 23 Jun 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) reported slower sales growth than expected in May as it faced tough market conditions in several countries in the first half of the month.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 5 Jun 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has revealed it will open a second UK location for its new Arket brand later this year.


Beth Wright | 5 Jun 2017

H&M-owned Cheap Monday has named Carl Malmgren as creative director, succeeding Ann-Sofie Back who has served in the role in a part-time, consulting capacity since 2009.


Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2017

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Michelle Russell | 25 May 2017

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.


Beth Wright | 18 May 2017

Swedish clothing giant H&M says its aim of improving the working conditions for people making its products is continuing with "good progress" as the retailer provides an update on its living wage strategy.


Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

A new initiative has launched that brings together key stakeholders such as C&A Foundation, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Nike to build a circular economy for textiles – starting with fashion.


Beth Wright | 8 May 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted solid sales for the month of April that matched analyst expectations, albeit in line with its performance last month.


Beth Wright | 2 May 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has been recognised for its leadership in advancing global supply chain transparency by US independent watchdog Freedom House.


Beth Wright | 18 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in March, marking two years of consecutive growth.


Beth Wright | 13 Apr 2017

A new technology that converts leftovers from winemaking to fully vegetal leather has won the largest slice of a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.


Beth Wright | 6 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is ramping up efforts to boost the use of clean, renewable energy at its garment suppliers thanks to a new partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.


Beth Wright | 5 Apr 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has pledged to use only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in all its products by 2030, and to scale-up its industrial relations and fair living wage programmes.


Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 2017

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Beth Wright | 30 Mar 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has revealed it will launch a new brand in the UK this year, amid a tumble in first-quarter earnings and sales that were lower than expected for the period.


Beth Wright | 27 Mar 2017

Carbon-binding nylon made from biomass and solar energy instead of oil, vegetal leather made from wine production waste, and an idea that turns cow manure into biodegradable textiles are just some of the winners named by the non-profit H&M Foundation in the second edition of its Global Change Award.


Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz (H&M) has posted another sales increase in February, albeit lower than the retailer has seen in recent months.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2015

Nike and Wal-Mart have used the annual Climate Week in New York to pledge to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy, joining H&M and M&S as part of the RE100 campaign.


Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

just-style has just launched an exciting offer for registered members: A full-year subscription with a saving of over one third on the usual price AND a free, 33-page report on how to develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy, by vendor, country and overseas representation.

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