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  • Price still trumps ethics for UK shoppers January 19, 2018 11:10 am
    While ethics has increased in importance for UK shoppers when deciding on a purchase, price is still the most important factor, new research has found.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... January 19, 2018 10:07 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at trends in US garment imports from Mexico and countries in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), a new wage board set up by the Bangladesh Government, and how an investigation found women garment workers in India are being held captive.
  • FDRA recognises 10 responsible footwear factories January 18, 2018 1:30 pm
    Ten footwear factories have been recognised for their commitment to improving factory conditions and standards by a committee of top footwear sourcing executives from the US.
  • Global fashion brands submit circularity targets January 18, 2018 12:54 pm
    The global fashion brands that last year committed to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system have published their targets, with a focus on increasing the volume of used garments collected and resold, and increasing the share of garments made from recycled post-consumer textile fibres.
  • H&M hires diversity leader in response to racist hoodie January 18, 2018 11:45 am
    Swedish fashion retailer H&M has appointed a diversity leader in response to accusations of racism, after an image of a black child modelling a hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle" appeared on its website.
  • Foreign Trade Association changes name to Amfori January 18, 2018 9:44 am
    The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has changed its corporate name to Amfori, which it says reflects its focus as "the organisation for trade with purpose."
  • US concern at ongoing Colombia labour issues January 17, 2018 1:40 pm
    The US Department of Labor has highlighted areas of concern that Colombia needs to address as part of its obligation under the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, including that of worker's rights.
  • US apparel group queries child labour list methods January 17, 2018 11:31 am
    The US footwear and apparel industry has questioned the US Department of Labor over its methods for compiling its bi-annual list of goods produced using child or forced labour.
  • European garment groups unite against microplastics January 16, 2018 3:07 pm
    A group of European industry associations representing the global garment value chain has united to tackle the release of microfibres during the washing of synthetic textiles - one of the biggest causes of microplastics pollution in the aquatic environment.
  • Cone Denim gains Oeko-Tex certification in Mexico January 16, 2018 12:04 pm
    US textile major Cone Denim has achieved Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on a number of denim products manufactured at its Mexico operations.
  • ZDHC approves NimkarTek chemical laboratory January 16, 2018 12:17 pm
    Chemical management firm NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL) has become the first Accepted Testing Laboratory to indicate Level 1 conformance with the ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL).
  • Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector January 15, 2018 12:09 pm
    The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review mechanism.
  • Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar January 15, 2018 11:52 am
    Bogart Lingerie, one of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, is taking the next step in its commitment to manufacturing in Myanmar with the opening of a new training centre in the country at the end of this month.
  • Indian garment factories found "keeping women captive" January 15, 2018 3:01 pm
    Indian garment suppliers for large brands including Hugo Boss, Mothercare, Debenhams and Primark have been enforcing slave labour by holding female workers captive, an investigation has found.
  • Norway pledges ban on fur farming January 15, 2018 2:28 pm
    The Norwegian Government has committed to totally phasing out the farming of fur across the country by 2024 as part of its new manifesto. 
  • New guidelines to prevent Cambodia factory faintings January 12, 2018 4:30 pm
    Cambodia's labour ministry has outlined new guidelines to prevent factory workers in the country's apparel and footwear industries from fainting at work.
  • Ethiopia achieves its first organic cotton certification January 12, 2018 12:34 pm
    The first ever organic cotton certificates in Ethiopia have been achieved by 200 of the country's cotton farmers in three districts where yield rates have risen by 100%.
  • Fiberactive Organics launches its strongest organic thread January 12, 2018 11:57 am
    Fiberactive Organics, a specialist in cotton thread manufacturing and distribution, has introduced what it says is its strongest and most durable organic GOTS-certified thread.
  • Washing machine innovation tackles microfibre pollution January 12, 2018 11:40 am
    A new technology has been developed that is said to reduce the amount of microfibres released by synthetic garments during normal domestic laundering - one of the biggest causes of microplastics pollution.
  • Top stories this week on just-style... January 12, 2018 10:44 am
    Top stories this week on just-style include a call for Armani, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Walmart to publicly disclose their factory lists, a look at what apparel firms should be doing now if they want to remain competitive into the future, the new technologies with the potential to revolutionise key points of the apparel retail supply chain, and a round-up of holiday sales by US apparel and footwear retailers.
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