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Matalan confirms Rana Plaza donation

Thursday, 31 July 2014

PRESTON - UK retailer Matalan has responded to claims on social media that it needs to pay £3 million compensation to the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013, which was prompted by the political-activism organisation 38 Degrees.  Read More >>

 
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 Aug/Sept 2014

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The big question: do you really see more transparency?, Testing times for organic cottonTwo Minutes with: Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, new European head of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Spotlight on China's supply chains, Bangladesh Accord: laws that lack bite, Adidas candid on PFC challenge,Outdoor 2014 hits the right notes, M&S - world's most sustainable retailer?, Italy plays catch-up on sustainability, WWF and IKEA BCI progress, SAC has 'work cut out' on Higg adoption, Phil Patterson on the ZDHC's MRSL, pragmatism over procrastination, Two minutes with: Frouke Bruinsma, G-Star corporate responsibility manager,The Bigger Picture – Sunset organic cotton industry? Let's hope not, and all the latest news, insight, analysis.

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Global organic cotton production plummets

Thursday, 31 July 2014

TEXAS – Global organic cotton production was down by 21 per cent for the 2012-13 season according to the new figures published in the latest Organic Cotton Report from not-for-profit association...

Bangladesh initiatives share achievements

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH – Two initiatives created in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed more than 1100 people, mostly garment workers, have released their annual reports which reflect on...


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Cotton Leads surpasses 200 partners

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NEW YORK -The Cotton Leads programme, which aims to raise awareness of responsible growing practices in the US and Australia cotton industries, has now gained more than 200 partners throughout the...

Pact clothing line gets certification

Monday, 21 July 2014

article thumbnailCOLORADO - Organic cotton brand Pact Apparel is to launch a new line of ‘Fair Trade Certified’ clothing, which will donate a percentage of sales to a worker-controlled fund following a...


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ILO and OECD organise sector roundtable

Monday, 21 July 2014

article thumbnailPARIS – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are due to discuss supply chain management, child labour issues and social...

New index pressures brands on Chinese disclosure

Friday, 18 July 2014

article thumbnailGUIYANG – A new index has been launched in China which will measure apparel brands’ performance in managing the environmental impacts of factories in their supply chains in China. The Corporate...


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