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What does import data for a single month show us?

Month-by-month the US Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) releases US garment import data. But does one month's...

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

192 companies have now signed the new Bangladesh worker safety pact – the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' – with Holland House Fashion...

Experts point way ahead for African textile sector

Sub-Saharan Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors, but sp...

Technology inertia stalls Africa clothing industry

A reluctance by Africa’s clothing and textile industries to adopt new technology has not only slowed growth in the sector, but is also poten...

Latest Interviews

C&A Foundation sets out vision for circular fashion – Interview 20 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

One year into his role as head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation, Douwe Jan Joustra is leading discussions on how to create the conditions for change in the entire fashion system. His main aim is to see retailers adopt new business models, transitioning into "service providers" where fashion will be offered as a service for customers, not consumers – an idea he will share at next month's IAF World Fashion Convention.

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.

Latest News

Primark expands sustainable cotton programme to Pakistan 21 Sep 18

Michelle Russell

Value fashion chain Primark has expanded its sustainable cotton programme into a second major sourcing country – Pakistan – as the company looks to build on its work to trace the raw material through every stage of the supply chain and improve the lives of farmers.

Myanmar takes new step towards decent work 21 Sep 18

Michelle Russell

Myanmar has agreed its first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), which will work to promote employment, protect labour rights, improve safety at work and strengthen social dialogue in the country.

Amazon in spotlight over alleged sales boost using third-party seller data 21 Sep 18

Hannah Abdulla

The EU competition watchdog is mulling a probe into the way Amazon uses data from its third-party sellers on the back of concerns it could be using it to boost its own retail sales.

Myanmar and Turkey added to US labour exploitation list 21 Sep 18

Hannah Abdulla

The US Department of Labour (DoL) has added Burma and Turkey to the list of foreign-made apparel and footwear that it has reason to believe are produced by either child or forced labour in violation of international standards. 

Sustainable clothing brand among Asics start-ups 21 Sep 18

Beth Wright

A sustainable clothing company that produces its own smart fabrics from exclusively natural and sustainable fibres such as bamboo and seaweed is among the five start-ups chosen to participate in Japanese sporting goods giant Asics' growth catalyst programme.

ILO defends Uzbekistan cotton reporting methods 21 Sep 18

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) says its methods for monitoring the Uzbekistan cotton harvest are "rigorous" and constantly refined and adapted after its latest report was criticised for material errors of fact and "significant" methodological flaws.

Latest blogs

Why a balanced scorecard drives the best decisions 20 Sep 18

Leonie Barrie

Among the highlights on just-style last week, we offer advice on how to achieve a balanced scorecard to help supply chain managers make the best decisions around where in the world their garments are made, based on at least 10 factors ranging from cost to speed to market.

How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green 12 Sep 18

Hannah Abdulla

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.

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