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Bangladesh in sourcing squeeze amid safety gains

Despite dramatic gains in building safety in Bangladesh since the Rana Plaza disaster, the violation of workers' rights has increased and th...

Bangladesh a role model for safety progress

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh’s apparel industry has undergone expansive structural transformation and become a role...

Let’s salute Bangladesh progress since Rana Plaza

Five years ago, the Rana Plaza catastrophe made Bangladesh notorious – and turned our industry into a pariah. Today, our reaction to the cat...

Rana Plaza five years on – Timeline of change

On the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve...

Latest Interviews

Innovation the name of the game for Delta Galil CEO 7 Mar 2018

Joe Charlaff

If there is a quality that gives many Israeli companies an edge internationally, it is innovation. And this trait certainly runs through the work of Israeli apparel major Delta Galil, as CEO Isaac Dabah tells just-style in an exclusive interview.

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.

Latest News

Who has committed to the CanopyStyle initiative? 26 Apr 18

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

Canopy is an environmental not for profit working to protect ancient and endangered forests by transforming the impacts of the paper and fabric supply chains. Its CanopyStyle initiative has now surpassed 125 brand partners representing over US$134bn in annual revenue, including H&M, Zara/Inditex, Stella McCartney and VF Corp, committed to end their use of ancient and endangered forests. 

Fast Retailing joins Canopy forest-friendly sourcing policy 26 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, has become the latest company to sign up to Canopy's policy that commits brands to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Puma mulls China sourcing shift on US tariff fears 25 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

The boss of German sportswear maker Puma has described the threat of a trade war between the United States and China as "a headache," and says the company is evaluating shifting its sourcing to alternative countries in Asia should the tit-for-tat trade spat ramp up.

Sustainable cotton concepts sent into space 25 Apr 18

Beth Wright

A project sponsored by US department store retailer Target Corp will see three concepts designed to benefit cotton production by improving water sustainability sent to the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory for testing.

Bangladeshi garment workers "routinely" paid less than living wage 25 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Garment workers in Bangladesh are earning poverty-level wages, often while relying upon excessive hours of overtime to lift their earnings towards a living wage, a new report has found.

Lanxess becomes latest ZDHC affiliate 25 Apr 18

Beth Wright

Chemicals group Lanxess has committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

Latest blogs

Bangladesh safety gaps still remain 23 Apr 18

Leonie Barrie

As the apparel industry prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory building tragedy, a new report estimates it could cost US$1.2bn to complete remediation across Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.

Concern mounts over Trump's trade policies 16 Apr 18

Michelle Russell

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, his administration has been busy fulfilling major campaign promises on trade policy – much to the concern of US fashion brands and apparel retailers.

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