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- Vietnam garment industry labour guide gets an update June 22, 2018 12:00 pmThe sixth edition of a guide designed to help employers, employees, international buyers, and other stakeholders better understand the obligations and rights stipulated by Vietnamese labour law has been published.
- C&A Foundation makes progress on transparency and advocacy June 22, 2018 11:34 amC&A Foundation says it has made much progress over the last 12 months, particularly in the areas of transparency and advocacy, but is calling on the wider industry to do more to tackle the "deep" challenges remaining within the industry.
- Inditex supports meeting on India GFAs June 22, 2018 11:10 amMore than fifty Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India have gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure the effective implementation of global union IndustriAll's Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.
- Top stories this week on just-style... June 22, 2018 9:05 amTop stories this week on just-style were dominated by news regarding US President Donald Trump. These include an updated timeline of the President's key trade milestones, his claim that Canadians are smuggling shoes across the border to avoid paying tariffs, and the threat of additional tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."
- Radici Group develops 100% recyclable gilet June 21, 2018 11:56 amItalian yarn maker Radici Group has developed what it claims is a 100% recyclable nylon gilet that, at end-of-use, can easily be recycled into a secondary raw plastic material to be used for technical and industrial applications.
- Steps to safer chemistry in apparel supply chains June 20, 2018 10:12 amThe textile and apparel industry is set to change dramatically over the next ten years as brands and suppliers adopt more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes that deliver unprecedented performance and are free from harmful chemicals.
- Making your fashion brand more ethical and sustainable June 20, 2018 12:28 pmToday's consumers are increasingly concerned their purchases should be inflicting the least possible harm on the environment and societies around the globe. As a consequence, there is more pressure than ever on retailers and brands to reassure responsible consumers their products are made using raw materials from reliable sources.
- Jack & Jones deploys organic acid bleaching agent June 20, 2018 9:30 amDenim brand Jack & Jones has partnered with textile chemicals specialist CHT Group to replace the use of potentially hazardous potassium permanganate bleaches in the manufacture of its jeans with a new agent based on organic acids.
- John Lewis launches apparel buy-back pilot June 19, 2018 2:21 pmUK department store group John Lewis is piloting a new service in which customers can have any unwanted clothing bought from its 50 shops and website, collected from their home, and be paid immediately for each item regardless of its condition.
- Researchers study impact of Myanmar minimum wage rise June 19, 2018 11:13 amAs part of an ongoing programme to improve labour conditions in the garment industry, a European multi-stakeholder initiative has started a research project on living wages in Myanmar.
- Gore Fabrics hits key PFCEC-free milestone June 19, 2018 11:12 amThe fabrics division of WL Gore & Associates has reached a key milestone in delivering against its ambitious PFC goals with the launch of a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatment, free of PFCs of Environmental Concern (PFCEC), that has been used on a new line of outdoor jackets.
- Sustainability charter gains momentum across Europe June 19, 2018 12:21 pmThe Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV) have become the latest national associations to adopt the European Outdoor Group (EOG) Sustainability Charter.
- Guess launches wardrobe recycling programme June 19, 2018 11:20 amFashion retailer Guess Inc has partnered with I:Collect, a global solutions provider and innovator for the collection, certified sorting, reuse and recycling of used apparel and footwear, to develop a wardrobe recycling programme.
- Eileen Fisher sets out sustainability roadmap June 19, 2018 2:57 pmUS-based women's wear brand Eileen Fisher has developed a new roadmap that it says will help reach its sustainable design goals by 2020.
- New Cambodia minimum wage law edges closer June 18, 2018 8:52 amCambodia's newly adopted national draft minimum wage law will not harm the country's garment and textile sector because it "formalises what the industry has been doing for the past four years," just-style has been told.
- Asos bolsters animal welfare policy June 18, 2018 2:17 pmUK online fashion retailer Asos has updated its animal welfare policy, and will no longer be stocking products including mohair, cashmere and feathers.
- Bangladesh Alliance brand group's mandate renewed June 18, 2018 9:17 amThe Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has also received a renewed mandate to carry on its health and safety work.
- Circular fashion gets EUR1.29m funding boost June 18, 2018 11:44 amC&A Foundation's work to make circular fashion a reality is set to receive a major boost thanks to the approval of five initiatives following its open request for proposals to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models at all levels of the global apparel value chain.
- Simply Be debuts new line of sustainable jeans June 18, 2018 12:22 pmN Brown brand Simply Be has become what is thought to be the first UK retailer to sell jeans made from a blend of cotton and recycled bottles.
- The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing - David Nieper MD interview June 15, 2018 2:32 pmDavid Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.