Top stories this week on just-style include a look at why suppliers must be centre stage as the apparel industry reshapes for the future, the pros and cons of globalisation, and Adidas confirming plans to sell Reebok. Meanwhile, apparel "road warriors" suspect the situation in Myanmar may be slow to resolve, and the death of 28 garment workers in a flooded Moroccan factory prompts new calls for a binding international safety agreement.

From Field to Shelf – The good and the bad of globalisation
If there's anything globalisation has taught us, it's that countries tend to import each other's problems, says industry consultant Robert Antoshak. For instance, forced labour in China ends up in the cotton unwittingly bought by so many consumers in the west. Then there's the myth of sustainability...

The 'Industry We Want' must put suppliers centre stage
A virtual roundtable featuring 270 experts from across the garment sector has explored the way the industry needs to reshape for future success – with a common finding that suppliers need to be at the centre of collaborative initiatives.

Adidas starts divestiture process for Reebok
German sporting goods giant Adidas has decided to begin a formal process aimed at divesting Reebok after concluding its assessment of strategic alternatives for the brand.

Myanmar and the pending revolt of the "road warriors"
Apparel "road warriors" look at the coup in Myanmar and suspect a situation that may be slow to resolve. They also anticipate that prospects are starting to fade.

Morocco tragedy spurs calls for binding safety agreement
An incident in which 28 workers died following heavy flooding in an illegal garment factory in Morocco last week has prompted new calls for a binding international agreement on factory safety and working conditions.