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Bangladesh initiatives share achievements

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Bangladesh report BANGLADESH – 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 their progress made in improving working conditions in the Bangladesh textile industry, as well as future goals.  Read More >>

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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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New sustainability goals from The North Face

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

article thumbnailCALIFORNIA – Outdoor apparel retailer The North Face has released a range of new sustainability goals, aiming to reduce its environmental impacts through improved material choices and manufacturing...

Matalan targeted in Rana Plaza campaign

Monday, 28 July 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH - Pressure is mounting on clothing and homewear retailer Matalan, after a social media campaign – prompted by political-activism organisation 38 Degrees – claimed that the company owes...


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...


Bangladesh wage struggle lacks transparency

Thursday, 17 July 2014

article thumbnailBANGLADESH – The Bangladesh government has published a review of the minimum wage laws in textile factories, which were recently updated and implemented in January 2014. The review, which includes...

Brands making dubious claims on transparency

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

article thumbnailWAKEFIELD - Major clothing brands are saying one thing but doing another on the issue of transparency – that’s the conclusion of research by Ecotextile News which looked at whether brands are as...


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