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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...

Sustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing

Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier by promoting its quality specialist production that employs sustainable environmenta...

SAE-A eyes polyester yarn plant in Guatemala

South Korea's SAE-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, is considering building an estimated US$200m hi...

How new China tariffs could hit US apparel trade

The fear of an imminent rise in new tariffs on virtually all US imports from China – including textiles, apparel and footwear – seems to hav...

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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.

Why Kingpins is setting new standards for the denim supply chain – Interview 1 Apr 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Implementing an industry standard hasn't been high on the list of priorities for most textile mills for the simple reason that no-one is asking for it. But this is all about to change as pressure mounts for increased sustainability, ethical production and transparency across the apparel supply chain. And a driving force is coming from an unlikely source – the denim trade show Kingpins – as Andrew Olah, event founder and CEO of textile company Olah Inc, explains.

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Spinnova appoints first in-house textile expert 23 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Finnish sustainable fibre company Spinnova has named Maree Hamilton as its first in-house textile expert, responsible for liaising with brand owners who wish to implement the firm's sustainable technologies for making cellulosic fibres.

New app for at-a-glance chemicals management 22 Jul 19

Leonie Barrie

International brands and retailers including Bestseller, Lindex, Orsay, Li & Fung, Lidl and Tchibo are piloting a new chemical management app that gives an at-a-glance view of chemical usage in their global supply chains.

British MPs set up new probe into fashion sustainability 19 Jul 19

Leonie Barrie

The UK government has formed an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to probe the sustainability of the clothing and textiles industry, including supply chains, materials used and consumer behaviour.

Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Marks & Spencer's journey to sourcing more sustainable cotton, new sustainability commitments from Zara owner Inditex, China's changing role as the clothes sourcing go-to, and new guidelines to help firms tackle waste, pollution and harmful practices in jeans production.

South East Asia unions resolve to build networks 18 Jul 19

Michelle Russell

Trade union leaders from IndustriAll Global Union affiliates in seven countries in South East Asia have resolved to build networks and increase organising in the textile and garment sector.

Inditex outlines new global sustainability goals 17 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, has outlined a series of new sustainability commitments – including a pledge that 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025.

Latest blogs

Where in the world is worst for worker rights? 15 Jul 19

Leonie Barrie

An annual survey of violations of human and trade union rights ranks key apparel producing nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, the Philippines and Turkey among the ten worst countries in the world for worker rights.

US imports from Bangladesh and Cambodia jump in May 8 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh and Cambodia both enjoyed a boost in apparel shipments to the US during May – at around the same time US President Donald Trump said he was mulling a tariff hike on all incoming Chinese goods, suggesting retailers and brands are moving forward with plans to cut back on how much product they source from the Southeast Asian giant.

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