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Personalisation isn't the future – it's now

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is...

Why garment factories should move into retail

Sourcing and manufacturing are no longer enough to fuel apparel company and industry growth. In the first of a two-part series, Emma Birnbau...

M&S's journey to sourcing more sustainable cotton

British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has this season seen its entire clothing range made from 100% sustainable cotton – one of the first r...

Online to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028

Online shopping is set to double to account for more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade – powered by the changing demographic of...

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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

Why vegan fashion materials require careful scrutiny 21 Aug 2019

Leonie Barrie

With fashion retailers from Topshop to New Look and Asos launching new vegan clothing and footwear lines, firms are also being advised to be aware of the difficulties in entering this complex market.


Asos seeks supplier discount to offset investment costs 21 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

UK fashion e-tailer Asos has requested a cut in prices from suppliers to help offset ongoing investments in the business to drive sales and growth.


New Look registers ranges with the Vegan Trademark 21 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

UK fashion retailer New Look has become the first high-street fashion retailer to register ranges with The Vegan Society's Vegan Trademark, amid a commitment to change its components and reduce reliance on animal-derived ingredients.


Monsoon Accessorize CEO steps down 21 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

Paul Allen, CEO of UK-based fashion and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize, is to step down from his role just weeks after the company's creditors approved its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposals.


House of Fraser administration extended 20 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

Creditors in House of Fraser have approved another 12 months of administration for the UK department store retailer, just weeks after owner Sports Direct said it might have made a "different decision" regarding the acquisition of the chain last year had it had the gift of hindsight.


Study finds garment workers in UK paid GBP4 per hour 19 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A new study from international gender and labour rights NGO Homeworkers’ Worldwide (HWW) has found some garment workers in Manchester, UK, are being paid about GBP4 an hour (US$4.84).

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