Top stories this week on just-style include news that 11 people were killed when a boiler exploded at the Multifabs garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh, footwear group Clarks revealed details of a new manufacturing facility that will see it make shoes in the UK again, Mexican apparel makers are seeking an end to NAFTA's yarn-forward rule, while Target is tackling the issue of forced labour with worker surveys and has separately launched three new private label apparel brands.

Bangladesh garment factory explosion kills 11
Swedish fashion retailer Lindex says it is taking the deaths of 11 people at one of its "most important" supplier factories very seriously and is monitoring the situation on the ground in Bangladesh after a boiler exploded at the Multifabs Limited garment factory yesterday (3 July).

Clarks eyes speed to market with new UK manufacturing facility
UK footwear group Clarks is to begin making shoes in the UK again, with a new manufacturing facility that will utilise "cutting-edge technology" for greater speed to market and greater flexibility and innovation in design. 

Mexico apparel makers seek end to NAFTA yarn-forward rules
Mexican apparel makers want the yarn-forward rule-of-origin removed from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a consultant familiar with the country's position as it gears to negotiate the high-stakes treaty next month.

Target to tackle forced labour with worker surveys
As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, US department store retailer Target Corp has embarked on an 18-month project in northern India, aimed at tackling forced labour in its supply chain.

Target unveils three new private label apparel brands
US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed a first look at three new private label apparel brands that it hopes will resonate with customers in much the same way as its children's offering Cat & Jack.