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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.

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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 | 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

Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 2017

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has partnered with the Indonesian arm of French consumer giant Danone, bottled water brand Aqua, and one of its most sustainable suppliers, to turn plastic waste into clothes.

Beth Wright | 29 Aug 2017

H&M Group and WWF have launched an initiative to help Turkey tackle sustainable water management with the aim of promoting clean production technologies in the country's textile sector - a move that builds on previous partnerships in China and Bangladesh. 

Beth Wright | 4 Aug 2017

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has confirmed the opening dates for the first of its new Arket brand stores.

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.

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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

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