As the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) enters its tenth year, CEO Alan McClay has outlined a series of actions the organisation will take in 2019, including the launch of an updated Better Cotton Claims Framework.
The Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is calling on the country's government and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to negotiate with its steering committee on a "responsible and sustainable" transition plan as a decision on the Accord's future looms next week.
Top stories on just-style this week include a four-point guide to help brands source responsibly from Myanmar, the European Union starts the process that could temporarily suspend Cambodia's duty-free trade benefits, the United Nations calls for a fast resolution of the trade dispute between the US and China, and Debenhams is to develop a new strategic sourcing partnership with global sourcing giant Li & Fung.
Despite a rise in sales at US clothing retailers over the key Christmas trading period, holiday season sales grew at a lower-than-expected rate in 2018 as worries over the trade war and turmoil in the stock markets impacted consumer behaviour more than expected, new figures show.
Cotton Egypt Association has announced a collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation - The Egyptian Cotton Project - which it says will boost sustainability efforts and improve conditions for supply chain workers of the Egyptian Cotton brand.
A new digital map that charts Dhaka's garment factories, helping buyers know more about the suppliers they are involved with, will strengthen and facilitate the growth of Bangladesh's readymade garment industry, experts say.
Underwear and activewear maker HanesBrands has scored in the top 6% of nearly 7,000 companies that participated in the most recent CDP 2018 Climate Change Report - formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project - and achieved the highest score in the apparel industry.