Top stories this week on just-style include at look at why industry stakeholders should start working together to improve production processes to meet demands from more environmentally-conscious consumers, a decision to end the tenures of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance next year, and the launch of a sportswear subscription service by Under Armour. 

Start preparing for the rise of the conscious consumer
Consumers are starting to demand more responsibility and transparency from retailers and brands about how and where their products are made. But instead of pointing fingers, perhaps it's time that stakeholders stopped passing the blame and started working together towards improving production processes.

Bangladesh Accord and Alliance to end tenures next year
The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety are to end their tenure next June and hand over their responsibilities to a new government-led initiative, if remediation is properly completed.

Multi-faceted approach key to tackling apparel sustainability
Contrary to common perceptions, fast fashion is not a fad in itself. This swift industrial response to changing clothing market trends is here to stay, one consultant believes. But he warns there is a long way to go before it is a fully sustainable industry, in terms of its social, environmental and ethical pulse.

Under Armour launches first subscription service
US sportswear brand Under Armour has become the latest apparel retailer to launch an online subscription service that sees its customers sent boxes of handpicked items, customised to their specific training needs and personal style.

New apparel institute to address sustainability impact
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) have joined forces with PVH Corp, Gap Inc and Target to scale projects aimed at dramatically improving the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear industry.