Here are this week’s top trending stories on Just Style:

Key garment-making hubs named on US forced, child labour list

Garment and textiles made in Bangladesh and Ghana have been identified on the US Department of Labor (DOL) of products made using forced and child labour.

Why sustainability is inextricably linked to apparel purchasing practices

Ahead of Better Buying’s Partnership Index opening for supplier ratings on Monday, new board member, Shahi Exports’ Anant Ahuja explains how purchasing practices can be used to improve sustainability within the fashion industry.

Nike launches JD Sports partnership despite wider direct-to-consumer strategy

Sports apparel brand NIKE Inc has partnered with sports retailer JD Sports on a members-only rewards programme but Nike continues to focus on its Direct to Consumer (DTC) strategy.

Joules moves to assure markets of good turnaround progress

British fashion retailer Joules has assured its turnaround plan is going well in the wake of media speculation that it was working with advisory firms on an insolvency plan.

Nordstrom to cut 222 supply chain jobs

US department store Nordstrom is to cut 222 jobs in its supply chain as the company looks to shift some product volume to other facilities.

Nike promotes importance of retail with Zalando strategic partnership

Sports brand Nike, Inc. has named European fashion online retailer Zalando as its latest strategic partner, which highlights the ongoing importance of retail despite its overarching focus on direct to consumer.