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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

New network targets children's rights reporting 24 Nov 17

Leonie Barrie

Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is teaming up with the United Nations United Nations children's agency UNICEF to set up a network with leading fashion and footwear brands and retailers to improve children's rights.


Decathlon boosts speed-to-market with block train 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has successfully completed a pilot to alter the way it transports its product from Asia to Europe, resulting in greater speed to market and a lowering of its carbon emissions.


H&M faces new allegations of incinerating new clothing 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has again been accused of incinerating unused clothes, rather than recycling them – this time in Sweden and amounting to twice as much as previously disclosed.


Compensation scheme sought on Tazreen fire anniversary 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

An international alliance has renewed its call for brands to provide compensation to the victims and families of those killed in the Tazreen Fashions factory fire in Bangladesh, on the fifth anniversary of the disaster.


Vietnam to limit hazardous chemicals in apparel 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has implemented a new regulation on the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile and apparel products sold in the country.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Nov 17

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include reports from the recent US Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference looking at the current state of play in US trade policy? and sustainable sourcing, why African countries are hoping to divert manufacturing from Asia, and the opening of the first of 150 mini clothing factories in Sri Lanka.

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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