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Why the used clothes trade deserves more attention

While friction over the ban of used clothing exports from the US to East Africa seems to have come to an end, some fundamental issues still...

UK brands shed light on sustainability challenges

British apparel brands and retailers including Asos, Boohoo and Missguided have spoken of the challenges they face in trying to become more...

Fast-fashion retailers asked to justify low prices

Making the sums add up on ultra-cheap fast fashion was one of the lines of questioning pursued during a parliamentary hearing last week, wit...

British MPs criticise "mountain of clothing waste"

Reducing waste, recycling and product disposal were among issues to come under the microscope in the latest parliamentary evidence session,...

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Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data 6 Dec 2018

Leonie Barrie

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.


Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.

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EU extends trade scheme for Jordan clothing exports 14 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

The EU and Jordan are to extend and widen the trade scheme that makes it easier for Jordanian companies employing Syrian refugees to export products such as clothing to the EU.


Decision on Bangladesh Accord postponed again 14 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

Unions and worker rights groups have warned the future of the Accord continues to hang in the balance after the Bangladesh government was granted a further delay on a decision regarding the agreement's future.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Dec 18

Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style this week include an exclusive guide on how to build a Balanced Scorecard with help from re:source by just-style, Fast Retailing publishes a list of the core fabric mills used by its Uniqlo casual clothing brand, and 43 leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers back a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.


Major apparel brands still failing to tackle worker exploitation 12 Dec 18

Leonie Barrie

Clothing and footwear companies are failing to tackle the exploitation of workers in their supply chains, according to a new benchmark report that measures companies' efforts to address forced labour.


Bangladesh Alliance releases final factory safety report 12 Dec 18

Hannah Abdulla

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its fifth and final annual report on factory safety improvements during its tenure – claiming a 93% remediation rate across factories affiliated with the programme and close to 1.6m workers trained to protect themselves in case of a fire emergency.


What's in store at next Fashion SVP event? 12 Dec 18

Beth Wright

UK apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP returns to London in the New Year with speakers including Jo Byrne, head of buying at fashion retailer New Look.

Latest blogs

Regional supply chains shape up 26 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

Regional patterns in world textile and apparel trade are becoming increasingly important, according to an analysis using data from the re:source by just-style sourcing tool. The trend reflects both the changing dynamics of the global economy and the shifting sourcing strategies of fashion brands and retailers.


US-China trade spat spurs sourcing shifts 22 Nov 18

Leonie Barrie

The coming change of control of the House of Representatives following the US mid-term elections will probably do little to stop the escalating tariff disputes between the US and China, the American fashion industry has been warned.

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