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GMAC files court case seeking EU decision annulment

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice, seeking to annul the bloc...

Fashion brands still failing to provide a living wage

A new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) claims that despite the promises of big fashion brands, many have failed to prove that the...

Bangladesh footwear industry raises minimum wage rate

The Bangladesh leather and footwear sector says it can afford to pay new minimum wages for the leather sector, with the industry association...

Court rules that Ali Enterprises fire was arson

A Pakistani court has ruled a garment factory fire in 2012 that killed more than 260 workers was in fact arson and not accidental as it sent...

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MoU furthers aligned impact reporting for cotton 28 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says it has reached a significant milestone in its work to achieve aligned measurement and reporting of core sustainability issues relevant to the cotton sector. 


Cambodia garment recovery key to boosting industrial output 28 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s total industrial output is estimated to rise by 5.1% in 2020 if garment and footwear exports continue to recover, new figures from the Asian Development Bank suggest, as it revises its economic projection for the southeast Asian country.


Neiman Marcus completes Chapter 11 process 28 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

US luxury department store retailer Neiman Marcus has emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 protection with new equity shareholders, having successfully completed its restructuring process.


SupplyCompass and Woolmark partner on wool sourcing 28 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Product development and production management platform SupplyCompass has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to set up trusted wool supply chains and launch a wool guide to help brands launch new categories of wool products.


Ralph Lauren among names to sue over China tariffs 28 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

US fashion brand Ralph Lauren is among 3,500 companies that have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its imposition of tariffs on more than US$300bn of Chinese made goods.


Asos unveils first circular fashion collection 28 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Online fashion retailer Asos has launched its first circular fashion collection, building on a commitment announced two years ago to train all of its designers on circular design by 2020. 


New Ted Baker licensing deals with Next and Baird Group 28 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

UK high street fashion chain Ted Baker has agreed new licensing deals with Next Plc and Ben Sherman's licensee Baird Group, in a move it says will enhance supply chain efficiency.


American & Efird to acquire Charles Craft Performance Yarns 28 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Elevate Textiles Inc's American & Efird (A&E) division has struck a deal to acquire the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of flame and cut-resistant industrial yarns.


GMAC files court case seeking EU decision annulment 28 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has filed a complaint with the European Court of Justice, seeking to annul the bloc’s decision to withdraw the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme.


Patagonia names new CEO and brand chief 28 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Patagonia has announced a leadership shake-up that includes the appointment of Ryan Gellert as CEO of holding company Patagonia Works and Jenna Johnson as head of Patagonia Inc, where she will lead the company's apparel and equipment division.


Sateri's new Finex fibre certified to Recycled Claim Standard 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri says its Finex recycled fibre brand is now certified to the Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), which provides verification of recycled raw materials through the supply chain. 


Amazon to label products Climate Pledge Friendly 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Online retail giant Amazon has launched a new Climate Pledge Friendly programme to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products – including fashion.


Boohoo to boost supply chain oversight as probe finds failings 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Boohoo Group has pledged to strengthen its sourcing team and work more closely with suppliers after an independent review into its UK supply chain identified "many failings" but determined the online fast fashion retailer's business model is not founded on exploiting workers in Leicester.


Mothercare H1 sales tumble by more than a third 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Mothercare has reported a 39% slump in total retail sales for the first half of its current financial year after franchise partners were severely affected by Covid-19 lockdowns.


Asics aims for 100% renewable electricity 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Japanese sportswear giant Asics Corp has pledged to use only renewable electricity across all group companies by 2050, with an interim goal of raising the use of renewable energy to at least 60% at its business bases by 2030. 


US care labels have "outlived their original role" 25 Sep 2020

Leonie Barrie

As part of its ongoing review of care labelling requirements for clothing sold in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission has again been told the need for a physical label is no longer necessary.


Top stories this week on just-style... 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include the United States is moving forward with legislation that would effectively ban cotton imports from China’s Xinjiang province, and an interview with Allen Zhang, president of viscose fibre producer Sateri, on why Covid-19 has highlighted the need for an agile supply chain. Elsewhere, Ralph Lauren Corporation is restructuring with plans to slash its global workforce, and Uniqlo is to launch a new collection scheme for its unwanted apparel. 


Wolf Lingerie picks PLM to manage product quality 25 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

French corsetry specialist Wolf Lingerie has implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Final Inspection module to further enrich its PLM solution capabilities.


Construction starts on new garment park in Hawassa 25 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Work has begin on a new garment park in the Ethiopian city of Hawassa, located 140 miles south of the capital Addis Ababa – already the location of the country's flagship Hawassa Industrial Park.


Bangladesh footwear industry raises minimum wage rate 25 Sep 2020

AZM Anas

The Bangladesh leather and footwear sector says it can afford to pay new minimum wages for the leather sector, with the industry association being upbeat about implementing the new system and remaining "compliant."


Fashion sees lasting e-commerce upside from pandemic 24 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

The global fashion and accessories industry was one of the winners in the shift to e-commerce due to the pandemic, new figures show.


Audit majors refuse to help firms with Xinjiang supply chain links? 24 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Five supply chain auditing giants have said they will not help companies vet their supply chains in China's Xinjiang regions due to the complexity of determining whether they are involved in forced labour of Uyghur Muslims.


DuPont and Eastman team on green fabric project 24 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

DuPont and Eastman have collaborated on a new sustainable fabric collection.


Court rules that Ali Enterprises fire was arson 24 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

A Pakistani court has ruled a garment factory fire in 2012 that killed more than 260 workers was in fact arson and not accidental as it sentenced two former political party activists to death for starting it.


Bestseller and Spinnova explore new fibre collaboration 24 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Danish multi-brand retailer Bestseller is teaming up with Finnish fibre producer Spinnova on a joint product development initiative to determine which of the fashion company's ranges will best suit its new sustainable wood-based fibres.


Fashion brands still failing to provide a living wage 25 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

A new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) claims that despite the promises of big fashion brands, many have failed to prove that the workers in their supply chains earn a living wage.


New initiative to cut energy use in Vietnam tier-1 suppliers 24 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Netherlands-based IDH-the Sustainable Trade Initiative has partnered with the Apparel Impact Institute to launch a programme in Vietnam aimed at reducing the negative impact of the apparel sector on the environment in line with the Paris Agreement and science-based targets (SBTs).


World merchandise trade slumps in second-quarter 24 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

World merchandise trade volumes slumped by 14.3% in the second quarter of the year, as Covid-19 containment measures affected economies around the world, according to new figures from the World Trade Organization (WTO).


India introduces three new labour codes 23 Sep 2020

Michelle Russell

Three new labour codes introduced by India's union government at the weekend do little to extend any form of social protection to the vast majority of informal sector workers, an employment union has said.


China defends Xinjiang's "tremendous efforts" on human rights 23 Sep 2020

Hannah Abdulla

China has hit back at allegations over its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang by saying its actions in the region are focused on counterterrorism and anti-separatism.


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