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October 29, 2021updated 01 Nov 2021 10:43am

Top stories this week on Just Style…

An exclusive interview with Alan Boehme, chief technology officer (CTO) for H&M Group, a look at what the UK autumn budget means for the apparel industry, and Just Style reports on the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) developing a digital repository of the country's garment workers.

By Beth Wright

Here are the top stories on Just Style this week:

Exclusive: How H&M Group is using technology to shape fashion’s future Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is hyper-aware of how new technologies hold the key to a bright future within the fashion industry. A little over a year into his role as chief technology officer (CTO) for H&M Group, Alan Boehme is leading discussions on how technology is not only accelerating huge transformations within the industry, but it is also being used to drive positive social and environmental changes too. Just Style caught up with Boehme ahead of his keynote presentation at next month’s Web Summit to discover why technology is so important for the sector’s future. 

What does the UK autumn budget mean for the apparel industry The UK’s chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the UK Autumn Budget and Spending Review on 27 October 2021. Here is Just Style’s round-up of how it could affect the UK apparel industry and beyond. 

Job loss risk for apparel sector if US pushes Ethiopia out of AGOA Apparel managers and workers in Ethiopia are worried the US may expel their country from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade access, as armed conflict continues in Tigray.

The post-virus global apparel industry: Where to go, what to do and how to do it What to do about the new post-virus global apparel industry is at the top of everybody’s to-do list, says apparel industry expert David Birnbaum.

Digital repository to detail Bangladesh RMG workforce The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is furthering its work with Brac University by committing to develop a digital repository of the country’s ready made garments (RMG) sector workers.

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