Laura Husband is Just Style's managing editor and she is always eager to hear what Just Style's readers would like to see on the site. She has written and edited publications for both print and online for over a decade ranging from the professional hair and beauty industries to pharmacy and mental health.
The Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) has cleared UK retailer Next after one of its sourcing suppliers in Türkiye closed its business without offering due severance, however the retailer has been asked to consider a “good will gesture”.
Following concerns over Bangladesh’s minimum wage decision for garment workers, Fair Wear Foundation’s executive director Alexander Kohnstamm says fashion brands should show suppliers they are making responsible sourcing decisions and will stay in the region.
There could be a ripple effect through the fashion supply chain if the Israel-Gaza conflict escalates warns Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA)’s immediate past chairman Ed Gribbin.
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A month after 500 UK garment workers in Leicester protested for more secure jobs and fairer wages, non-profit Labour Behind the Label has revealed the fight is ongoing with UK brands being reminded about the benefits of manufacturing closer to home.
Sustainable supply chain finance solution Twinco Capital’s CEO Sandra Nolasco told Just Style its transactions will increase by $50m in 2024 with the money going direct to suppliers in key fashion sourcing destinations such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.
People and planet should be prioritised in equal measure but the fashion sector continues to come under fire for neglecting its role in paying for a happy and productive workforce throughout the supply chain.
US President Biden commits to renewing AGOA beyond 2025, however DTRT Apparel’s co-founder and co-CEO Mark Hansult urges the US to renew it for another decade at least to reap the benefits of synthetic verticality in the region.