The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans set out by H&M to pay a fair living wage to workers in its clothing supply chain, an interview with John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel Group, and rising Indian garment exports as orders divert from China and Bangladesh.
H&M sets out roadmap to a fair living wageFrustrated by slow progress towards the process of implementing fair living wages in the apparel supply chain, Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz has decided to take matters into its own hands.
Interview: John Cheh, vice chairman and CEO of Esquel GroupWhile many companies may be looking for strategies to exit China as its labour and manufacturing costs rise, that is certainly not the case for Hong Kong-based quality cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel Group. John Cheh, the company’s vice chairman and CEO, tells just-style how the group continues to grow, sustain and innovate.
Indian garment exports rise as orders divertIndian garment exports are on the rise as the world’s buyers divert orders from China and Bangladesh – putting the sector on track to reach the government’s target of US$17bn for the current fiscal year.
BANGLADESH: Apparel makers seek security for buyersApparel industry leaders in Bangladesh are calling on the government to ramp up security after a group of Spanish buyers was attacked.
US: Aeropostale shareholder calls for sale of companyAeropostale shareholder Crescendo Partners has urged the board of the teen clothing retailer to consider a sale of the business, arguing that its turnaround efforts would be more successful as a private company.