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  • Why circularity in denim design needs a rethink July 10, 2020 2:54 pm
    To drive further circularity in the global denim industry, companies must look beyond financial growth and learn to create value in different ways - with stakeholders collaborating to help shift the sector's mindset. 
  • From Field to Shelf - How the apparel industry can become exceptional July 9, 2020 2:36 pm
    As disheartened members of this supply chain, and as optimistic consumers, we commit to being part of the 20% - the minority demanding and developing, launching, and implementing new and sustainable innovations and standards up and down the supply chain. By Robert Antoshak, managing director of Olah Inc, and April Kappler, consultant to the cotton and textile supply chain.
  • BGMEA Covid-19 field hospital to treat garment workers July 9, 2020 10:16 am
    The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has opened a 50-bed Covid-19 field hospital in Chattogram to provide free medical treatment to garment workers infected with coronavirus.
  • Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages - Update July 9, 2020 9:30 am
    Crystal International and Gap Inc are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 
  • Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation July 8, 2020 1:22 pm
    A number of major online fashion retailers, including Next and Asos, have dropped the Boohoo Group's brands from their websites over claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories.
  • Boohoo investigation could have lasting impact on transparency in fashion July 8, 2020 1:01 pm
    Boohoo's share price slumped 22% in morning trading today (8 July) as a growing number of retailers ditched the group's brands from their websites over claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories. Analysts have questioned where Boohoo goes from here and how it will affect fashion's transparency problem.
  • Bangladesh highlights Covid's "devastating" impact on RMG sector July 8, 2020 1:09 pm
    The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has said the Covid-19 pandemic has had a "devastating impact" on the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector and expressed concern over the growing level of job losses on the economy. 
  • Levi Strauss rolls out support measures for struggling suppliers July 8, 2020 9:00 am
    Levi Strauss has committed to paying in full for complete and in-progress orders from its suppliers across the world and has provided access to financial support to all of its suppliers to help them weather payment delays.
  • Amazon latest to join CanopyStyle initiative July 8, 2020 9:34 am
    Online retail giant Amazon has become the last firm to pledge a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for its viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.
  • Weak due diligence reporting in Dutch sustainability pact July 7, 2020 11:00 am
    The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) has been criticised after an investigation found member affiliates failing to adequately address specific problems around human rights risks in the factories they work with.
  • New guidance for brands on lost worker wages and jobs July 7, 2020 11:42 am
    The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) have joined hands on new guidance for brands on how to conduct their supplier relationships during Covid-19.
  • International Labor Rights Forum and Global Labor Justice merge interests July 7, 2020 11:40 am
    The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Global Labor Justice (GLJ) are merging in a move aimed a providing greater strategic capacity, support, and momentum for workers.
  • Boohoo will "terminate" factories breaching supplier code July 6, 2020 2:36 pm
    UK online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo Group has insisted it works to ensure everyone in its supply chain is "properly remunerated, fairly treated and safe at work" and warns it will axe relationships with factories that breach its supplier code of conduct after media reports surfaced that one of its Leicester-based supplier factories is paying staff just GBP3.50 (US$4.38) an hour.
  • Adapting to the new normal in factory auditing July 6, 2020 1:46 pm
    The apparel factory auditing process has been impacted on numerous fronts by the coronavirus pandemic - from travel bans limiting on-site access, to a possible surge in violations as factories reopen. It could also give way to innovation in self-inspection methods.
  • US to take action against firms with supply chain links in Xinjiang July 6, 2020 11:43 am
    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it will take increased enforcement action against US firms that continue to trade or conduct business in Xinjiang, China.
  • Bestseller to accelerate consolidation of supply chain July 6, 2020 9:48 am
    Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has said it will release payments on all current orders to suppliers and implement early payments until October, but due to Covid-19 will have to cut the number of its suppliers as part of a consolidation of its supply chain.
  • Top stories on just-style in June... July 6, 2020 9:32 am
    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global apparel industry and its supply chain continued to dominate coverage on just-style in June. We take a look at how the garment sector has suffered the biggest economic hit during the crisis, and why supply chain financing is vital to recovery. The list also includes interviews with Pallak Seth, founder and vice chairman of fashion supplier and sourcing powerhouse PDS Group, and Qiu Yafu, chairman of Chinese textile and clothing conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Technology Group.
  • India manufacturers see coronavirus as catalyst for good July 3, 2020 12:08 pm
    Sustainability, innovation and digitalisation are all seen as key to helping the Indian textile and clothing industry build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Asian manufacturing hub could also benefit from its indigenous environmentally friendly processes and models of textile production, executives believe.
  • New initiative to improve textile wastewater management July 3, 2020 2:47 pm
    German fashion retailers and brands including Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd, Brands Fashion, KiK and Takko Fashion have joined a two-year initiative to improve wastewater management in the textile supply chain.
  • UK retailers collaborate on climate change roadmap July 3, 2020 9:53 am
    Marks & Spencer, Missguided and Next are among 20 UK retailers that have joined a new commitment to tackle the causes of climate change - including their supply chains - to try to accelerate progress to a Net Zero UK ahead of the government's 2050 target.