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Bangladesh threatens to blacklist Edinburgh Woollen Mill

26 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Bangladesh’s garment manufacturers have threatened to halt production and any further orders with Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) group over unpaid invoices and demands for "unreasonable" discounts, despite concluded contracts.... read more

BANGLADESH: Another fatal fire at apparel factory

9 May 2013 | Petah Marian

There has been another fatal fire at a Bangladesh apparel factory, just a fortnight after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building where the death toll has now risen to more than 900.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

24 February 2012 | Petah Marian

Top stories on just-style this week included our report on a shooting at an apparel factory in Cambodia, a report on the future of Colombian export, and a strike at the Bangladesh head office of thread and yarn supplier Coats.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

20 January 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was a report that Chinese clothing and textile manufacturers have instigated new wage rises, Limited Brands hit back at allegations child labour is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments, and 249 jobs were axed as value clothing retailer Peacocks went into administration.... read more

just-style management briefing: Industry action on inappropriate children's wear

5 August 2011 | Ben Cooper

Working conditions in the supply chain and environmental concerns may have been the primary CSR hotspots for the clothing sector in recent years, but this year has brought into clear relief the level of public concern over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.... read more

UK: Retailers sign up to guidance on children's wear

6 June 2011 | just-style.com

Retailers are being urged to sign up to new 'good practice' guidelines for stores selling children's clothing, joining firms including George, Next, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Tesco who helped develop the code.... read more

UK: Investigation uncovers British sweatshops

8 November 2010 | just-style.com

Workers in UK factories making clothes for some of the country's biggest high street stores suffer sweatshop conditions and are paid less than half the legal minimum wage, according to a television investigation being screened tonight (8 November).... read more

Outsize is in, but will apparel retailers latch on?

20 July 2007 | just-style.com

With the plus-size market forecast to grow by at least 10% a year in the US, the accelerated demand for outsize clothing represents a huge opportunity to generate new sales, according to a new report from just-style.... read more