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Investors not consumers spur sustainable sourcing

The hold that ethical sourcing and sustainability has over the US fashion and apparel industries is being cemented more by by changing inves...

Time for a single cotton sustainability standard?

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in usin...

New audit framework allows focus on remediation

A converged assessment framework for social and labour compliance that aims to reduce or eliminate audit fatigue could allow brands and supp...

Millennials and Gen Z shake up the cotton industry

Changing interests and preferences among younger consumers are placing new demands on the cotton industry. As Millennials and Gen Z become a...

Latest Interviews

Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview 31 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.

How C&A Foundation is trying to transform fashion 27 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Driven by concerns the fashion industry isn't working to improve the lives of the 150 million people who make our clothes, the C&A Foundation is tasked with the single goal of making it a force for good. Here executive director Leslie Johnston tells just-style how the corporate foundation affiliated with global fashion retailer C&A is trying to be the catalyst that transforms the sector to be both sustainable and responsible.

Latest News

Mexico increases minimum wage by 10.4% 23 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Mexico has increased its daily minimum wage in a move that will likely please US and Canadian negotiators of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) who saw the country's low salary as unfair competition.

Initiative to extract untapped value of production leftovers 23 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Not-for-profit Made-By has launched what it says is a first-of-its-kind initiative for the European clothing sector that will trial and test practical innovations to improve current practices in production leftovers. Part of the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP), H&M Global Change award winner Reverse Resources will partner on the project.

Sae-A Trading leads another medical mission in Haiti 22 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has led another medical mission to Northern Haiti, providing free medical care to local residents in the communities surrounding its factories.

Asia garment worker wages remain low despite rises 21 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

While wages in developing Asia’s garment and footwear industry have increased in recent years, they continue to remain low overall – particularly for women – a new analysis suggests.

Disney project builds better factory working conditions 21 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

A year-long global project on improving working conditions in factories making Disney-branded products around the world has successfully trained 201 managers from 115 licensee companies that in turn contract some 2,447 factories.

EU approves new ruling to protect dye workers 21 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Stricter European Union (EU) rules will better protect textile workers using dyes from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens thanks to a final approval by Parliament.

Latest blogs

A confusing mix of sustainable cotton options 20 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

There's an undeniable desire on the part of brands around the world to clean up their supply chains, and there's no lack of interest in using more sustainable cotton. But the confusing mix of standards and options available merely complicates the decision-making process for so many firms.

Have your say – Take part in just-style’s State of Sourcing survey 6 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

The global apparel industry and its supply chain is going through a period of unprecedented change. How do you and your colleagues see the outlook for 2018? And what strategies are you likely to be turning to in the year ahead?

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