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German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

American Apparel lifts prices on US-made garments

Gildan Activewear sees a bright future for its newly acquired and just relaunched American Apparel brand – but is giving shoppers the option...

Modern slavery risk rising in EU supply chains

An influx of migrants into the European Union has raised the risk of modern slavery across 20 EU member states, according to a new global ra...

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Busana building business with leading brands 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


Clarks manufacturing for faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

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Strategic suppliers offer faster speed to market 23 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

It’s easy for brands and retailers to see how they can potentially benefit from a successful speed-to-market program – but the irony is that without the support of strategic suppliers, it can be a long and difficult task to achieve alone.


Unions eye new garment wage fixing mechanism 23 Aug 17

Michelle Russell

Unions say they must look beyond the minimum wage for the global garment industry and push for a new wage fixing mechanism that takes account of the way brands contract with suppliers and the prices they pay.


SGS develops holistic zero discharge solution 23 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Testing and inspection company SGS has developed a new solution it says can help textile and footwear brands and retailers move a step closer to their zero discharge goal.


ThreadSol to host tech seminar in Bangladesh 23 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Following the success of its events in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Dhaka, ThreadSol is to hold a technology seminar in Chittagong, Bangladesh, later this week in which leading garment manufacturers and technology providers will discuss how the apparel industry can find its footing in a "landscape of constant change".


Cambodia worker benefits package worries industry 22 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

Cambodian garment and footwear manufacturers are worried a new benefits package pledged for factory workers could hurt the industry long-term, as the cost for factories will increase.


Initiative supports maternity rights in Bangladesh 22 Aug 17

Beth Wright

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with the Government of Bangladesh to develop a national initiative to support maternity rights and promote breastfeeding at workplaces, with a particular focus on the country's readymade garments sector, which has the largest concentration of female workers.

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Busana Apparel on an expansion drive 21 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories. The company’s chairman Maniwanen Marimutu spoke with just-style about the firm’s ambitions.


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Leonie Barrie

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