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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...

Online to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028

Online shopping is set to double to account for more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade – powered by the changing demographic of...

3 steps to next generation warehouse operations

The next generation of warehouse operations can not only deliver new levels of retail profitability, but can stop margin erosion in its trac...

UK government outlines steps to fix fast fashion

"Not good enough" and "out of step with the public" are among responses to the UK government’s plan to tackle the growing environmental foot...

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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.

VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up 1 Feb 2019

Beth Wright

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.

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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.

APP Group modernises ERP, supply chain and analytics tools 17 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Canadian outerwear company APP Group is modernising its  enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain, and analytics software to support its growth and global expansion.

Kontoor Brands names Simon Fisher MD for EMEA 17 Jul 19

Beth Wright

VF Corporation jeans and outlet business spinoff Kontoor Brands has named Simon Fisher as managing director of the EMEA region, with responsibility for the Lee and Wrangler business.

New guidelines aim to transform jeans production 16 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Denim experts from around the world have contributed to new guidelines launched today (16 July) to help fashion brands and manufacturers transform the way they produce jeans by tackling waste, pollution, and the use of harmful practices.

Clothing to top US back-to-school spend 16 Jul 19

Beth Wright

As students gear up to go back to school and college, US families plan to spend a record amount on supplies – with clothing and accessories set to top expenses this year.

Bonmarché to be de-listed following takeover 16 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Billionaire businessman and Edinburgh Woollen Mill-owner Philip Day has successfully taken women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché Plc private after his investment vehicle Spectre Holdings closed its takeover of the company with a 93% share.

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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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