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C&A increasing transparency with supplier ratings

Fashion retail chain C&A has expanded the disclosure of its supplier production and, for the first time, published supplier ratings as it lo...

India ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion...

How Asos is embracing the transparency challenge

Visibility of the entire supply chain is the building block to both short and long-term progress in sustainability and ethical trade, accord...

Collaboration key to driving responsible sourcing

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on h...

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.

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Vietnam suppliers boosted by IFC efficiency scheme 26 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Around 28 textile and apparel suppliers to VF Corp and Target in Vietnam have realised a collective saving of US$15m in water, energy and chemical operating costs under a resource efficiency scheme run by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).


WRAP publishes new Sustainable Clothing Guide 26 Jun 17

Beth Wright

UK-based Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has unveiled the latest edition of its Sustainable Clothing Guide, designed to share best practice on sustainable clothing.


Stella McCartney to use Aquafil sustainable fibre 26 Jun 17

Beth Wright

British luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney has partnered with Italian yarn maker Aquafil in a move that furthers its commitment to responsible sourcing and conserving the world's oceans.


Cone Denim launches sustainable stretch yarn tech 23 Jun 17

Beth Wright

US textile major Cone Denim is bringing sustainability to stretch with the launch of a new dual-core stretch yarn technology to mark the tenth anniversary of S Gene, and its commitment to developing denims using 100% recycled polyester content.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jun 17

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


25% of viscose supply chain forest-friendly 22 Jun 17

Michelle Russell

Around 25% of the global supply chain for viscose has now been subjected to comprehensive audits and found to be at a low risk for containing fibre from controversial forest sources, a new study shows.

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Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape 12 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


Latest supply chain leaders? 5 Jun 17

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

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