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Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another...

Bernadette Kissane | 21 Jun 2017

H&M’s new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer. Rather than adopt a faster sourcing strategy, the company has opted to introduce a new brand to cater to shifts in consumer behaviour and progress towards a more sustainable business model. Bernadette Kissane, senior analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, takes a closer look.

Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 2017

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.

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.

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.

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Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2018

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reported the group's first-quarter sales including VAT were unchanged in local currencies compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Beth Wright | 14 Mar 2018

Custom-made clothes produced from decomposable mushroom roots, sustainable bio-textiles made from leftovers from food crop harvests, and a dissolvable thread are just some of the winners of the third EUR1m (US$1.24m) Global Change Award.

Michelle Russell | 15 Feb 2018

Swedish fast fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its shares drop by nearly 6% yesterday (14 February) after revealing it expects comparable store sales to continue to slide this year, with a prediction of a 2019 rebound failing to reassure investors.

Beth Wright | 13 Feb 2018

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced new sustainable materials including recycled silver and Econyl, a 100% regenerated fibre from fishnets and other nylon waste, into the latest offering from its eco-friendly Conscious line.

Beth Wright | 5 Feb 2018

Non-profit H&M Foundation has hailed its first years during which it managed to achieve "remarkably ambitious goals" and invested SEK60m (US$7.6m) into three of its four focus areas as the organisation moves into its second phase.

Beth Wright | 31 Jan 2018

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has identified three action areas in the wake of a disappointing full-year and fourth-quarter performance, including further investment in its supply chain and the launch of a discount fashion site later this year.

Beth Wright | 25 Jan 2018

Kering has been named the most sustainable corporation in the textile, apparel and luxury sector, according to a new index published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week.

Leonie Barrie | 18 Jan 2018

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has appointed a diversity leader in response to accusations of racism, after an image of a black child modelling a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle" appeared on its website.

Beth Wright | 8 Jan 2018

As part of a so-called secret bid to become a "digital powerhouse", Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reportedly inked agreements with 60 brands to launch a discount fashion site later this year.

Beth Wright | 15 Dec 2017

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said it is to close more stores after sales development in the fourth quarter was "significantly below" its expectations.

Beth Wright | 14 Dec 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas is among more than 50 major global corporates calling on world leaders to tackle climate change by introducing framework conditions that lay the foundation for a pathway towards limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Michelle Russell | 27 Nov 2017

An international alliance has called on Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) to deliver on a promise made four years ago to pay a "fair living wage" to the garment workers in its supply chain.

Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2017

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has again been accused of incinerating unused clothes, rather than recycling them – this time in Sweden and amounting to twice as much as previously disclosed.

Beth Wright | 31 Oct 2017

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is continuing to roll out its Image Search tool in new markets in a bid to make shopping even more convenient and inspiring for customers.

Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2017

Online textile upcycle marketplace Reverse Resources has called for the re-manufacturing of textile waste, which it says could help mills economically, as well as in closing their own production loop, and improving data exchange, supply chain transparency and traceability.

Beth Wright | 12 Oct 2017

As part of its goal to use 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced material by 2030, H&M has invested in Swedish textile recycling technology specialist Re:newcell, which converts old textiles into pulp to produce new clothing.

Beth Wright | 6 Oct 2017

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable clothing collection, made using recycled cotton collected via the company's in-store garment collecting scheme, as part of its mission to create a circular supply chain.

Beth Wright | 4 Oct 2017

A workshop in Thailand has seen representatives of the National Monitoring Committee (NMC) share best practice on improving industrial relations and collective bargaining mechanisms as part of their role to implement a pledge made by Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M to improve labour rights for 1.6m garment workers at its supplier factories.

Beth Wright | 28 Sep 2017

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said its growing online sales did not "fully compensate" for reduced footfall to stores as the Swedish fashion giant failed to hit its targets despite year-on-year growth in both the third quarter and first nine months of the year.

Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 2017

Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has partnered with a global inspections group to develop a tool that it says will give apparel companies full visibility over their entire supply chains.

Beth Wright | 25 Sep 2017

Swedish retailer H&M and US teen apparel retailer Forever 21 are the most successful fast fashion brands when it comes to social media engagement, new figures show.

Beth Wright | 22 Sep 2017

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review

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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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