Inspection, testing and certification company SGS has joined forces with CBX Software to launch an Extended Quality and Sourcing Solution (EQSS) that aims to improve data flow along the whole supply chain and better monitor quality at all stages - from product concept to store.
Mango has partnered with one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, Vodafone Group, to roll out digital fitting rooms - featuring smart mirrors - to the Spanish fashion chain's top stores worldwide.
The Government of Canada has announced two new initiatives in a bid to strengthen the country's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies, including those in the garment sector, doing business and operating abroad.
Animal rights group PETA has withdrawn its support for the Textile Exchange's Responsible Down Standard (RDS) International Working Group (IWG) Charter over what it says is the group's "secrecy" and failure to protect animals.
Many major life-threatening safety concerns still remain outstanding in too many of the factories being monitored by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, according to its latest update.
The programme for next month's Prime Source Forum apparel sourcing conference is taking shape, with speakers lined up from around the world to discuss industry issues in China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Africa and the EU, as well as the ongong digital transformation of the fashion supply chain.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at where the world's key sources of denim fabrics are, H&M's move to shelve its digitalisation reinvestment plans, and C&A Foundation's decision to put its philanthropic work in Myanmar on hold in the wake of what it called evidence of ongoing persecution and human rights violations by the country's military against the Rohingya people.
A US$23m (US$32.4m) venture fund aiming to invest in ethical supply chain innovations that will enable corporations to operate more transparently and ethically around the world is being supported by brands including Disney, Walmart and C&A.