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Blockchain can help fashion's transparency problem

The integration of blockchain technology has an important role in helping fashion brands reshape supply chain sustainability and enhance tra...

UK legal case a wake-up call for garment companies

An ongoing legal case in London could provide the impetus for significant reforms to improve human rights protections for workers in the gar...

Are carbon neutral pledges just "greenwashing"?

As Sainsbury’s and Fat Face add themselves to the list of companies pledging carbon neutrality across their operations, is there a risk of "...

Asos back on track - What the analysts say

Asos has booked a 20% increase in total group revenue for the peak four-month trading period to the end of December, largely driven by a "re...

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How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.

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.

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Coronavirus could risk supply shortages at Primark 24 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

The owner of value fashion retailer Primark has warned that prolonged delays to factory production in China increase the risk of supply shortages on some lines later in its financial year.

EU companies not meeting sustainability disclosure requirements 24 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

European companies, including apparel firms, have been slammed for not disclosing enough about climate change and other sustainability issues such as human rights, in a new report published by the Alliance for Corporate Transparency.

Amazon’s accelerating growth a concern for clothing competitors 24 Feb 2020

Leonie Barrie

Amazon’s recent results show that it achieved its highest UK revenue growth of 20.7% in the past five years in 2019 – which is worrying news for many competitors struggling to drive growth in the challenging trading environment.

Italy's Filo trade show latest to cancel over Covid-19 24 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Milan trade show Filo has become the latest to cancel as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of people infected with Covid-19 jumps to over 200 in Italy, where five people have died.

H&M Conscious collection to feature Circulose 24 Feb 2020

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is to launch the first collection featuring the newly-patented material Circulose.

SupplyCompass launches full-service platform 21 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Online sourcing startup SupplyCompass has launched a new full-service platform to help fashion brands to design, develop and produce collections more quickly and efficiently.

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