Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive report on Decathlon's environmental labelling initiative; how executives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark have responded to questions by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments; and a US$5m investment by industrial thread maker Coats in new digital thread dyeing technology.

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data
Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

British MPs criticise "mountain of clothing waste"
Reducing waste, recycling and product disposal were among issues to come under the microscope in the latest parliamentary evidence session, where representatives from Marks & Spencer, Burberry and Primark were questioned by British lawmakers about efforts to deal with excess stock and unwanted garments.

UK fast-fashion retailers asked to justify their low prices
Making the sums add up on ultra-cheap fast fashion was another of the lines of questioning pursued during a parliamentary hearing last week, with British PMs asking retailers how they can justify selling dresses and T-shirts for just a couple of pounds.

VF Corp eyes UK growth with new business hub
US apparel giant VF Corp has launched a new business hub in London in a move it says is designed to strengthen trade relationships and fuel company growth in the UK market.

Coats invests in digital thread dyeing technology
Industrial thread maker Coats is investing US$5m in an Israeli based technology start-up that has developed what it describes as a "revolutionary" new digital thread dyeing system.