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Cost cutting in fashion firms – Who decides & how

No one enjoys implementing cost cuts. They are an admission that the business has got out of control. But many of us have had to do it at so...

M&S clothing woes continue to weigh on profits

Shares in Marks & Spencer Group (M&S) remained up by more than 3.5% today (6 November) as the retailer said it is "making up for lost time"...

Romania garment industry stumbles amid tough times

Though there are numerous individual success stories in the Romanian textile and garment industry, sector statistics show a more bleak pictu...

Sustainable sourcing at scale still far-off dream

Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies – yet a new survey of sourcing executives reveals major hurdles t...

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How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing 28 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.

Joined-up approach needed for truly green supply chains – Hugo Boss sustainability chief 11 May 2019

Beth Wright

It's been almost a year since Hugo Boss outlined its latest, annually revised set of ambitious sustainability targets and the German premium fashion brand continues to make progress towards its goals, including upping its use of more responsibly sourced cotton and reducing the number of potentially hazardous substances within its supply chain. Driving these efforts is Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability, who also tells just-style of his concerns that despite efforts by individual companies, a concerted industry approach is still in its beginning when it comes to driving systematic change.

Latest News

Inditex, IndustriAll join hands on industry best practice project 14 Nov 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Inditex, owner of the Zara and Bershka brands, has entered into an agreement with IndustriAll Global Union to create a committee that aims to share and foster best practices in the industry.

Adidas creates performance shoe from another shoe 14 Nov 2019

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas has introduced the second generation of its first 100% recyclable performance running shoe.

Sympatex unmixed polyester laminates can help close the loop 13 Nov 2019

Beth Wright

Functional fabric specialist Sympatex Technologies has developed a selection of new, unmixed polyester laminates as part of its goal to offer completely non-toxic, recycled and recyclable functional textiles by 2020.

AGT fashion signatories commit to Transparency Pledge 13 Nov 2019

Michelle Russell

Several fashion companies participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) have signed a Transparency Pledge committing to additional disclosures.

New Look narrows H1 loss but sales continue to fall 12 Nov 2019

Beth Wright

New Look narrowed its losses in the first half of the year but like-for-like sales continued to decline, with the retailer blaming the fall on ongoing consumer uncertainty and seasonal volatility.

Gerry Weber hires supply chain & product directors 12 Nov 2019

Beth Wright

German womenswear retailer Gerry Weber International has bolstered its management team with the appointment of two new directors covering supply chain management and product planning. 

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