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Inditex, M&S help develop forestry mapping tool Beth Wright | 8 Nov 18

Inditex, Kering, H&M, and M&S are among seven apparel brands and industry organisations that have collaborated with forestry conservation not-for-profit Canopy to develop a new interactive tool that aims to help companies transition to a more sustainable supply chain and identify areas of potential sourcing risk.

H&M named world’s biggest user of sustainable cotton Beth Wright | 24 Oct 18

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has been named the world's biggest user of sustainable cotton and man-made cellulosic materials in a move the company says takes it one step closer to its goal of using only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 19 Oct 18

Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.

H&M hits back at new claims it destroys unsold clothes Hannah Abdulla | 15 Oct 18

Swedish apparel retailer H&M insists it only burns stock that breaks its "chemical restrictions," after a group of German investigative reporters alleged it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing."

Fashion brands reaffirm Europe GFA commitment Michelle Russell | 4 Oct 18

Inditex, H&M and Asos have committed to continuing their work on building collective bargaining for garment and footwear workers in Southeast Europe as part of the global framework agreement (GFA).

H&M optimistic as transformation strategy takes hold Beth Wright | 27 Sep 18

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson is confident the Swedish fashion retailer's transformation strategy is bearing fruit as its improvement work helped boost sales in the first nine months of the year, despite a drop in earnings and the "many challenges" that still remain.

Monki reaches 100% sustainably sourced cotton goal Beth Wright | 25 Sep 18

Scandinavian fashion brand Monki says it will reach its goal to source 100% of its cotton products sustainably by the autumn.

H&M hits back at claims profits "built on poverty wages" Hannah Abdulla | 24 Sep 18

H&M has hit back at campaigners alleging the brand is falling short of its responsibility to protect workers in its supply chain through compensation, despite the retailer announcing last week almost 1m workers are benefiting via its fair wage strategy.

Almost 1m workers benefiting from H&M fair wage strategy Beth Wright | 20 Sep 18

Swedish clothing giant H&M says almost 1m workers are now using its global Fair Living Wage Strategy, which encompasses the vision that a fair living wage should be paid by all its suppliers.

H&M returns to sales growth in Q3 Beth Wright | 17 Sep 18

Shares in Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) were up by almost 13% this-morning (17 September) as the Swedish fashion retailer regained its upward trajectory after two straight quarters of flat sales growth.

H&M uses recycled cashmere and velvet in latest line Beth Wright | 11 Sep 18

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced new sustainable materials including recycled cashmere and velvet into the first autumn/winter collection from its eco-friendly Conscious Exclusive line.

H&M Foundation award has eye on digital innovations Michelle Russell | 31 Aug 18

Non-profit H&M Foundation is keeping a close eye on digital innovations this year as it opens the fourth round of its annual Global Change Award.

Burberry defends "responsible" destruction of goods Beth Wright | 25 Jul 18

British luxury brand Burberry has defended its decision to destroy more than GBP28m (US$36.8m) worth of finished goods in 2018, noting the firm does so in a "responsible manner".

H&M optimistic despite "tough" first-half Beth Wright | 28 Jun 18

H&M remains optimistic about both the year ahead and the future of the whole group despite what CEO Karl-Johan Persson called a "tough" first-half with unsatisfactory sales in the second quarter.

H&M books second straight quarter of flat sales Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 18

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has booked its second straight quarter of flat sales growth as the Swedish fashion retailer battles with slowing store traffic.

H&M developing holograms to enhance online shopping Beth Wright | 5 Jun 18

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M has partnered with UK augmented reality software developer HoloMe Technologies on a project designed to allow online shoppers to view garments from its Monki brand in 3D using holograms. 

Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.

Brands under fire for gender-based violence in Asia factories Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 18

Walmart, H&M and Gap Inc have all come under fire from a global coalition of trade unions, worker rights and human rights organisations that claim women who work in Asian factories making clothes for the companies are at daily risk of assault, sexual abuse and other harassment.

Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration Michelle Russell | 23 May 18

A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.

Arcadia, Gap, H&M and Inditex all ban mohair Michelle Russell | 2 May 18

Fashion retail giants Arcadia Group, Inditex, Gap Inc and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have all committed to ensuring their products are mohair-free following an investigation into the industry in South Africa by animal rights group PETA.

H&M reaffirms position on supply chain living wage Michelle Russell | 1 May 18

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reaffirmed its position on paying a living wage to workers in its supply chain, as a new campaign claims the Swedish fashion retailer is failing to honour its commitment to do so.

H&M progresses on Bangladesh worker representation Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 18

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) says 450,000 textile workers at 227 of its Bangladesh factories are now represented by a democratically-elected representative.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 20 Apr 18

Top stories this week on just-style include the news that US President Donald Trump may explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme to tackle buying practices in Bangladesh, Nike develops what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear, and H&M launches a pilot to educate consumers on garment care.

H&M pilot to educate consumers on garment care Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 18

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched a pilot project aimed at educating consumers on how to prolong the lifespan of their garments.

H&M under fire over living wage claims Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 18

The Clean Clothes Campaign has blasted Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) for making what it says are "bold claims" in its latest sustainability report about progress on fair jobs and the living wage.

Weak sales take toll on H&M Q1 Beth Wright | 27 Mar 18

Shares in H&M were down by more than 6% this morning (27 March) as the Swedish fast fashion retailer booked a drop in first-quarter profit and revenue and identified four priority action areas – including supply chain – within which its transformation work will continue with "full force".

Fashion giants spell out CEO sustainability agenda Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 18

Kering, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Li & Fung are amongst a group of industry heavyweights backing new guidance to help fashion CEOs decide where to focus their sustainability efforts in 2018.

Sustainable textile innovations win $1m from H&M Foundation Beth Wright | 23 Mar 18

A new technology that converts leftovers from food crop harvests such as flaxseeds, sugar cane and pineapples to make sustainable bio-textiles has won the largest slice of an EUR1m (US$1.24m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.

H&M off to sluggish start with flat Q1 sales Beth Wright | 15 Mar 18

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.

Sustainable innovations win EUR1m Global Change Award Beth Wright | 14 Mar 18

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.





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