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

Almost half of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set...

How 'see-now-buy-now' is disrupting retail

Technology and social media have transformed consumers into veritable fashion industry insiders. No longer looking to retailers to direct th...

Where are the world's key sources of denim fabric?

With the recent announcement of closures of two denim mills in the United States, Robert Antoshak, managing director at Olah Inc, finds it t...

Vietnam leads US apparel import growth in December

US apparel import volumes declined in December as the holiday season came to an end. But while shipments from Vietnam continue on an upward...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.


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.

Latest News

ZDHC adds to certification standards with GreenScreen Certified 21 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Clean Production Action's GreenScreen Certified standard has been recognised by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as a certification standard.


Kering and LCF launch first open-access digital sustainability course 20 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Kering has partnered with London College of Fashion (LCF) to launch what it claims is the world’s first open-access digital course in luxury fashion and sustainability.


Li & Fung looks to build supplier relationships with Lavion appointment 20 Feb 18

Michelle Russell

Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has appointed Valerie Lavion as head of its childrenswear platform and department stores in North America in a move aimed at building stronger relationships with its suppliers and accelerating efforts to drive speed and innovation.


New online platform to drive circular economy 20 Feb 18

Beth Wright

A non-profit organisation in the Netherlands is to launch a new online platform that aims to mobilise a global community of cities, businesses, and citizens to solve universal challenges with circular solutions.


In The Style taps River Island exec as buying chief 20 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Mobile-first fashion brand In The Style continues to expand senior management team with the appointment of River Island e-commerce merchandising manager James Malysz as its new head of buying and merchandising.


German sustainable textiles scheme aligns with SAC 19 Feb 18

Beth Wright

Two sustainable textile initiatives have announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply chains.

Latest blogs

China still dominates apparel sourcing 12 Feb 18

Leonie Barrie

The latest full-year data on US apparel import trends for 2017 suggests China will remain the dominant sourcing region for some time to come.


Retail's rapid transformation requires "platform thinking" 29 Jan 18

Leonie Barrie

There’s no doubt the retail industry is undergoing rapid transformation as technology continues to reshape how retailers think about their supply chains and meeting their customers’ needs. But to position themselves for future growth, they must adopt "platform thinking" and offer a radically diverse sets of experiences.

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