The most-read stories on just-style this week include the revelation that adults in Uzbekistan have been forced to pick cotton during this year's harvest, new scenarios are driving sustainability in textiles, and Archroma launches eco-friendly dyes.

Uzbekistan forces more adults into 2014 cotton harvest
The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.

New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles
Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

Archroma launches fully traceable eco-friendly dyes
Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has unveiled a new range of eco-friendly dyes derived from agricultural waste that can also be fully traced along the supply chain to consumers.

Christmas set to be a "lucky dip" for UK retailers
The failure of most retailers to embrace customer data analytics to measure the impact of different factors on Christmas demand means the festive season this year will be a lucky dip for many.

New wage ladder lifts garment workers towards living wages
An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.