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Apparel brands join forces to tackle global packaging supply chain

3 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel industry heavyweights H&M, VF Corp, Kontoor Brands and Asos are among ten companies that have committed to a new initiative launched by environmental not-for-profit Canopy to transform the impacts of the global packaging supply chain on forests.... read more


New Asos lingerie made from recycled plastic bottles

20 December 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has revealed a new lingerie line made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets.... read more


Asos among new ZDHC affiliates

14 November 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is among seven new companies and associates to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.... read more


Asos hosts ethical trade and sustainability summit

26 September 2018 | Beth Wright

Senior representatives from Asos third-party brands including Levis, Adidas, Nike, and PVH are set to attend a conference hosted by the UK online fashion retailer today (26 September), to discuss key issues facing the fashion industry including worker rights, purchasing practices, and transparency.... read more


Asos fabric waste helping young women in Kenya

28 August 2018 | Michelle Russell

UK online fashion retailer Asos is continuing its sustainability and ethical work with a new initiative that uses off-cuts from its fabric to produce sanitary towels for young women and girls in Kenya.... read more


Asos to share slavery risks in key sourcing regions

27 March 2018 | Beth Wright

Asos is to share modern slavery risks in key sourcing regions at a meeting in London today (27 March) and seek a commitment from third-party brands to increase transparency and build capability to tackle modern slavery in the global supply chain.... read more


How Asos is embracing the challenge of transparency

31 May 2017 | Beth Wright

Visibility of the entire supply chain is the building block to both short and long-term progress in sustainability and ethical trade, according to Tara Luckman, fabric and sustainability manager at online apparel retailer Asos. "All roads lead to transparency. If our practices in the fashion industry are not good enough to tell our customers about, then they're just not good enough."... read more


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

25 May 2017 | Michelle Russell

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.... read more


H&M leads Better Cotton league

14 February 2017 | Beth Wright

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.... read more


Bangladesh pushes garment industry to "tipping point"

19 July 2013 | Petah Marian

The recent garment factory tragedies in Bangladesh are pushing the industry towards a tipping point - as consumers call for increased sustainability and information about where their clothes come from, according to speakers at the recent Source Sustainability Summit.... read more


just-style's research roundup

17 June 2013 | Liz Hague

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at temperature control fabrics, a profile of outdoor clothing firm Patagonia, and a company briefing on online apparel retailer Asos.... read more


just-style's research roundup

28 January 2013 | Liz Hague

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at chemical protective clothing, digital strategies at Asos and Oasis, and two reports on world markets for textile machinery.... read more


just-style's research roundup

10 December 2012 | Liz Hague

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at specialist apparel retailers in Sweden, a company profile on Asos, and research on the hosiery markets in Russia and Turkey.... read more


Spotlight on...Making UK manufacturing work

2 October 2012 | Katie Smith

The feasibility of reviving the UK manufacturing sector and moving garment production back onshore has been a key topic of discussion among British brands and retailers. While niche and high-end firms like cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin and countrywear brand J Barbour & Sons are synonymous with UK-based production, it can also be done for high street brands on a large scale, according to industry experts.... read more


just-style's research roundup

16 April 2012 | Liz Hague

Highlights from just-style's research store this week include a report on world textile and apparel trade and production trends, a look at the luxury and accessories market in China, and the clothing retail market in Russia.... read more


just-style's research roundup

14 November 2011 | Liz Hague

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a detailed look at the footwear sectors in China and Mexico, Asos' focus on service and research into the Australian clothing retail sector.... read more


Top stories on just-style this week...

12 August 2011 | Katie Smith

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.... read more


UK: Sourcing event to promote sustainable fashion

16 May 2011 | just-style.com

A showcase of suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world working to fair trade, ethical and organic standards is taking place in London this year, providing an alternative sourcing opportunity for designers, retailers and brands.... read more


October management briefing: Part III - Future fashion predictions

27 October 2010 | just-style.com

Trend forecasters and cool-hunters have spawned a global sub-sector of the fashion industry, with university courses, computer software and academic research making a science out of predicting fashion's 'next big thing.'... read more


Top stories on just-style this week...

11 June 2010 | just-style.com

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.... read more


ANALYSIS: AGOA keeps African textiles afloat

29 April 2010 | just-style.com

Sub-Saharan Africa is still struggling to make its way in the global textile and clothing industry - but companies are convinced that without the US' African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) the outlook would be bleaker.... read more


INSIGHT: Sustainable fashion struggles to bridge price gap

30 November 2009 | Leonie Barrie

Even though consumers are increasingly aware of ethical fashions, they are still reluctant to spend more money on products that have been sustainably sourced, according to industry executives in Sri Lanka this week.... read more