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  • Why is the German sustainable textiles scheme losing members? August 16, 2017 10:28 am
    A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has told just-style it will continue working hard to extend its influence and fix operational problems.
  • Global brands urge Mexico to take steps to protect worker rights August 16, 2017 2:14 pm
    14 clothing brands including Adidas, C&A, Inditex and Nike have called upon Mexico's government to improve the labour justice system and its guarantees for worker rights. 
  • Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve August 16, 2017 12:14 pm
    Finch Designs, a swimwear brand that uses the Repreve recycled filament fibre, has become the first China-based brand to be awarded the Project JUST Seal of Approval for its commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain.
  • Vietnam minimum wage set to increase 6.5% in 2018 August 15, 2017 9:59 am
    Vietnam's minimum wage is expected to rise by 6.5% next year - but the increase will be the lowest in 11 years.
  • India clothing export boss hails new sustainability scheme August 15, 2017 10:16 am
    The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help Indian clothing exporters become more competitive.
  • Bestseller joins the Global Fashion Agenda August 15, 2017 2:28 pm
    Danish apparel company Bestseller has joined the likes of Swedish fashion giant H&M, US department store retailer Target Corp, and French luxury goods group Kering as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.
  • TrimTec leather label production line launches in Vietnam August 15, 2017 1:45 pm
    Eco-friendly leather manufacturer ISA TanTec has set up its TrimTec production line in Saigon, becoming what is thought to be one of the first leather label manufacturers in Vietnam.
  • Union keeps up garment wage demands in Lesotho August 15, 2017 1:34 pm
    More than 100 workers, organisers and shop stewards have taken part in a union-organised rally in Lesotho as part of an ongoing campaign for better wages in the country's garment and textile sector.
  • CanopyStyle founder among Fabric of Change winners August 15, 2017 10:50 am
    Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of the CanopyStyle forest-friendly sourcing initiative, is among the first winners of a new fund launched to help bring innovative ideas to scale.
  • Unions launch Philippines garment living wage campaign August 14, 2017 12:37 pm
    A group of Philippine trade unions has launched a campaign aimed at achieving a living wage for the country's textile and garment workers.
  • Solidaridad, QuizRR launch digital training on worker rights August 14, 2017 2:04 pm
    Sustainable supply chain campaigner Solidaridad has teamed up with risk management company QuizRR on a project to offer digital training on workers' rights in global supply chains.
  • China garment workers motivated by more than money August 11, 2017 9:20 am
    Workers in China's garment and textile industry are increasingly attaching more value to "soft factors" such as skills training, job security, equitable treatment and trade unions, not only to financial benefit when seeking a new job, a study has found.
  • Columbia Sportswear expands garment recycling to all US stores August 11, 2017 1:33 pm
    US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear is expanding its ReThreads clothing recycling programme to all of its US stores following a successful trial over the past year.
  • Haiti garment factories in spotlight over pay violations August 11, 2017 12:36 pm
    Haiti is in the spotlight once again after workers at two garment factories in the country's free trade export zones this week denounced alleged violations of ILO conventions related to pay and working conditions.
  • Wrangler joins efforts to boost sustainable US cotton August 11, 2017 2:25 pm
    Jeanswear brand Wrangler has become the first apparel company to join the sustainable agriculture alliance as a next step towards increasing the supply of sustainable US cotton.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... August 11, 2017 10:08 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include Primark launching its first line of clothing made using 100% sustainable cotton, the Ethiopian government lifting a ten-month state of emergency, the re-launch of American Apparel with higher prices for its 'Made in US' items, and an update on key issues for textile and apparel in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation.
  • Modern slavery risk rising in European supply chains August 10, 2017 10:32 am
    An influx of migrants into the European Union has raised the risk of modern slavery across 20 EU member states, according to a new global ranking, which also suggests forced labour violations remain high in Asia's top sourcing locations.
  • Elevate acquires Laborlink mobile worker survey platform August 10, 2017 2:49 pm
    Business risk and sustainability solutions consultancy Elevate has acquired mobile worker survey platform Laborlink from US-based non-profit Good World Solutions.
  • Fashion for Good aims to take Sewbots mainstream August 10, 2017 11:21 am
    Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make fashion more sustainable, is partnering with robotic sewing firm SoftWear Automation to encourage the use of its automated Sewbot worklines for apparel and footwear.
  • C&A, H&M, Levi's execs among new ZDHC directors August 10, 2017 10:04 am
    Executives from C&A, H&M and Levi Strauss & Co are among five new directors appointed to the board of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

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