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  • Top stories this week on just-style... July 13, 2018 10:26 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include the US's new tariffs on Chinese imports, a look at how sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands, and how suppliers are affected when a retailer goes bust and what they need to do in such a situation.
  • Automation to push slavery abuse in SE Asia garment sector July 12, 2018 12:34 pm
    Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing could produce a spike in slavery and labour abuses in global supply chains, particularly in the garment, textile and footwear industries, a new risk report is predicting.
  • Greenpeace Detox signatories making "significant" progress July 12, 2018 11:36 am
    Environmental activist group Greenpeace says the fashion companies signed up to its Detox campaign have made "significant" progress in removing hazardous chemicals in supply chains in the seven years since its inception.
  • London sourcing event explores sustainable denim July 12, 2018 12:13 pm
    London-based sourcing and manufacturing show Pure Origin is to launch a new denim area at this month's event, with a focus on the alternative ways to make denim more sustainable
  • Conference sets path for Asia-Pacific garment sector July 12, 2018 10:41 am
    A conference in Malaysia has been hailed as setting the path for the Asia-Pacific textile and garment sector after 65 representatives from global union IndustriAll met with affiliates in the textile, garment, shoes and leather industries (TGSL) recently.
  • What's hindering progress on sustainable fashion? July 11, 2018 2:06 pm
    The fashion industry might like to think sustainability is at the top of its agenda, but fierce competition on price, a fast fashion focus on volume rather than value, and flagging consumer interest are all hindering progress. Yet industry executives remain hopeful that as issues like microplastics pollution move into the mainstream, the issue of cheap and disposable clothing may also come to the fore.
  • H&M hails new wage management system July 11, 2018 2:41 pm
    Swedish clothing giant H&M says about 500 factories are implementing its new wage management programme, which is designed to strengthen current systems and improve workplace dialogue.
  • Project aims to safeguard migrant workers in Jordan July 11, 2018 1:39 pm
    A new project has launched in Jordan aimed at supporting and empowering the 230,000 migrant workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia currently living and working in Jordan.
  • ZDHC expands scope to cover raw material production July 11, 2018 9:59 am
    The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation has expanded its Roadmap to Zero Programme to man-made cellulosic fibre production as part of its efforts to establish itself as the holistic approach to sustainable chemical management in the textile and apparel industry value chain.
  • Textile giants under observation for systematic labour violations July 10, 2018 1:41 pm
    Chinese textile giant Luthai Textile has been excluded from Norges Bank's Government Pension Fund Global for systematic violations of human rights in a number of its factories, while Taiwan's Nien Hsing Textile Co has been placed under observation.
  • Sourcing recycled textile fibres a challenge for fashion brands July 10, 2018 12:16 pm
    Sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands as they look to hit their 2020 sustainability targets, the first status report for the Circular Fashion System has found.
  • Who has signed the new Bangladesh '2018 Accord' - Update July 10, 2018 1:48 pm
    More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement - the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord'. Spanish clothing brand Desigual and UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group are among the latest to sign, taking the total to 183. Here we list the signatories so far.
  • Denim sustainability project heads to UN to call for change July 10, 2018 10:50 am
    Representatives of a sustainable denim project are heading to the United Nations this week to showcase the two-year long initiative and make policymakers aware of the urgency in developing new ways of producing denim more sustainably.
  • Downlite joins The Conservation Alliance July 10, 2018 9:15 am
    US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has joined The Conservation Alliance in a move that will see it support key conservation initiatives in North America.
  • ZDHC releases wastewater public disclosure portal July 9, 2018 2:28 pm
    The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme has released an online tool designed to help brands and facilities identify gaps and drive performance in meeting the requirements of its wastewater guidelines. 
  • German Ministry acknowledges need for Bangladesh audit reform July 9, 2018 12:57 pm
    Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs has acknowledged the need for reform of factory audits in Bangladesh's textile industry.
  • Bangladesh garment sector to meet for new wage talks July 6, 2018 10:42 am
    The Bangladesh Government is meeting this weekend to discuss a new minimum wage for employees in the country's US$28bn ready-made garment sector.
  • Support for Aid for Trade remains strong July 6, 2018 1:44 pm
    Support for projects intended to help poor countries expand their participation in global trade continues to be solid, with low income countries garnering the most support on a per-capita basis, new figures show.
  • BCI inches closer to mainstreaming Better Cotton July 6, 2018 1:18 pm
    The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says Better Cotton now accounts for 14% of global cotton production - representing a 2% increase on 2016.
  • Wrangler supports US cotton growers on sustainability data July 6, 2018 11:26 am
    Jeans brand Wrangler has partnered with farm-management software company MyFarms to show how field-level sustainability data can be used to strengthen agricultural supply chains.

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