Top stories on just-style this week include an interview with Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong-based apparel giant TAL Group; the first roadmaps from members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles; a commitment from Walmart to achieving zero waste in key operations by 2025; and the results of a survey suggesting a sustainability score or labelling system would encourage consumers to purchase sustainable fashion.

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview
By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.

Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps
Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.

Guess what? When you weren't looking prices inched up
Guess what? When you weren't looking prices inched up...unless you sourced clothing made with synthetics. With talk of trade conflicts affecting prices across the board, we have analysed statistics over multiple years to provide a baseline from which to gauge what adjustments to expect.

Walmart commits to zero waste by 2025
US retail giant Walmart has committed to achieving "zero waste" in its operations in Canada, Japan, the UK and the US by 2025 – and says it will work with suppliers to prevent products and materials from becoming waste upstream and downstream.

Sustainability in focus at Fashion Summit HK 2018
Almost two-thirds of consumers in key markets around the world say a sustainability score or labelling system would encourage them to purchase sustainable fashion, according to a new survey commissioned to tie in with next month's Fashion Summit HK.