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New law looms on sustainable corporate governance

Having described the story so far in human rights and sustainability – and the new chapter starting in 2021 with consultation on an EU law o...

Next chapter on sustainable corporate governance

The past few years have been transformational for the apparel sector in terms of changing expectations on human rights and sustainability. B...

Improving fashion sustainability is a team effort

Consumer expectations of socially responsible fashion are at a high but there’s a long way to go for fashion to become truly sustainable. Me...

Myanmar's several crises show way to better jobs

Myanmar today resembles Romania 30 years ago, when the country swerved at the last possible moment from potential catastrophe to a more pros...

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Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point 22 Feb 2021

Leonie Barrie

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path 19 Feb 2021

Villen Anganan

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

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Lindex ramps up focus on supplier welfare post-Covid 4 Mar 21

Hannah Abdulla

Swedish fashion chain Lindex reveals it has fallen short of its sustainability goals for 2020 as Covid-19 forced it to "pivot to more urgent priorities."

H&M to feature cactus leather in new collection 4 Mar 21

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is to feature cactus leather in a new collection through a partnership with Mexican leather company Desserto.

Jeanologia teams on female-led green laundry in India 4 Mar 21

Beth Wright

Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has partnered with apparel manufacturer Anish India Exports (AIE) to launch what is said to be the world's first sustainable and zero-waste garment finishing plant that is driven and managed by women. 

Tommy Hilfiger debuts circular denim collection 4 Mar 21

Hannah Abdulla

Tommy Hilfiger is launching its first garments in line with its membership to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Jeans Redesign initiative which aims to help fashion brands and manufacturers transform the way they produce jeans by tackling waste, pollution, and the use of harmful practices.

Coats committed to meeting green goals by 2024 4 Mar 21

Hannah Abdulla

Industrial thread maker Coats made progress on its sustainability goals in 2020, but says Covid "reshaped its strategic focus" for the year and saw its priority shift to the safety and wellbeing of employees during the pandemic.

Brands urged to honour existing Myanmar supplier commitments 3 Mar 21

Michelle Russell

Apparel industry associations and human rights groups have joined forces to condemn the military coup and growing violence in Myanmar, and to urge companies sourcing from the southeast Asian country to maintain dialogue and honour all existing commitments made to factories. 

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Environmental supply chain risks to cost companies $120bn 22 Feb 21

Hannah Abdulla

Companies face up to US$120bn in costs from environmental risks in their supply chains by 2026. Those failing to take responsibility for supply chain impacts will fall behind, while businesses who manage and reduce risk through collaboration will become more competitive and resilient.

New sourcing hubs the solution to avoid Xinjiang cotton? 15 Feb 21

Leonie Barrie

As the global apparel industry continues to grapple with the challenges of severing possible links to the use of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region, new research suggests the way forward is the development of new sourcing hubs.

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