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Edinburgh Woollen Mill leaves apparel workers "in lurch"

20 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

The owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) is claimed to have left workers at a supplier in Hungary in the lurch after it closed five months ago, leaving workers unpaid.... read more

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

The Flanarant - Wage abuses can’t be eliminated by software and flash PR

27 February 2017 | Mike Flanagan

It is not just alleged Asian sweatshops where there are widespread wage abuses, Mike Flanagan reminds us. But is the British government concentrating too much on headline-grabbing mistakes at high street retailers in its "name and shame" campaign against abuse at home?... read more

UK: Edinburgh Woollen Mill signs Bangladesh Safety Accord

22 November 2013 | Katie Smith

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, owner of the Peacocks and Jane Norman chains, has become the latest apparel retailer to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.... 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...

27 January 2012 | Petah Marian

Top stories on just-style this week included speculation around Bangladesh's rise as a sourcing hotspot, JC Penney's plans to overhaul its offer and Sun European Partners' plans for UK retailer Bonmarche.... read more

UK: Retailers urged to take action to end sweatshops

16 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Campaigners are using the start of London Fashion Week to step up calls for high street retailers to take more action to end poverty pay for overseas workers.... 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: 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

COMMENT: Time to let children be children

16 April 2010 | Simon Warburton

Primark must be breathing slightly easier today (16 March) following a torrid week in which it has been battered by a large section of the UK media.... read more

UK: Retailers review “inappropriate” girls’ clothing

15 April 2010 | Richard Woodard

A number of high-profile UK retailers are set to review their ranges amid a furore over “inappropriate” clothing for girls.... read more