The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system. 

Bangladesh: The business benefits of compliance
Will efforts to improve fire, building and worker safety in Bangladesh's apparel industry translate into more business - and higher prices? While a major discussion point for ready-made garment exporters at the recent Dhaka Apparel Summit, retailers and brands prefer to focus instead on the business benefits of a compliant supply chain. 

Bangladesh: Raising the bar on apparel exports?
The Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has set out an ambitious goal to double its exports to $50bn over the next seven years as it works to rebuild its reputation in the wake of recent tragedies. But while the plans are big in scope they are also short on detail, and executives at last week's inaugural Dhaka Apparel Summit suggest massive challenges still remain if the country is to reach its goal.

2014: Year in review - Sourcing winners and losers
2014 was a tumultuous year for many garment-making countries. While some were burdened by ongoing industrial unrest and allegations of poverty wages and labour violations, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.

Electronic wage system trial for Bangladesh workers
US non-governmental organisation Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) has teamed up with City Bank to launch a research project to analyse the benefits of offering Bangladeshi garment workers electronic wage payments.

American Apparel fires Charney, names Schneider CEO
US retailer American Apparel has appointed industry veteran Paula Schneider as chief executive, to replace ousted Dov Charney.