Top stories on just-style this week include a warning by a military security expert that the international clothing industry must take a holistic and assertive approach to detecting and fighting threats within the supply chain, Primark has defended its position following allegations that workers at its supplier factories in Bangladesh were dismissed for taking part in protests over low wages, and China has promised to help Cambodia should the European Union press forward with plans to pull the Everything but Arms trade benefit.

Detecting supply chain risk with a deep-dive crime analysis
The international clothing industry must take a holistic and assertive approach to detecting and fighting threats within the supply chain, which are "changing faster than your analogue tracking processes," a military security expert has warned. Indeed, a deep-dive crime analysis could be what's needed.

From Field to Shelf – Economic inequality and its impact on apparel demand
Our industry makes products that sell based upon discretionary spending by consumers. Clothing is essential, but it's not crucial like food or water. And we're under continuous assault from economic and societal pressures. Income inequality may seem an abstract concern for some readers, but as Robert P Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, explains, it comes with real-world consequences.

Primark probes Bangladesh suppliers over dismissal claims
Value fashion retailer Primark has defended its position following allegations that workers at its supplier factories in Bangladesh were dismissed for taking part in protests over low wages – and says it will compensate workers whose contracts have been terminated unfairly.

China to help Cambodia if EU pulls trade benefit
China has promised to help Cambodia should the European Union press forward with plans to pull the Everything but Arms trade benefit under which the Southeast Asian nation enjoys duty-free access to the EU market, according to Cambodian prime minister Samdech Hun Sen.

Hansae makes profit pledge to eco-friendly initiatives
South Korean apparel manufacturing giant Hansae Fashion Worldwide has pledged to invest 10% of net profits from all 'green orders' made using eco-friendly raw materials to support third-party sustainability initiatives.