Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

11th June 2015

Germany’s Sustainable Textiles Partnership buyer membership growing

Germany's Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has dramatically increased its support among German garment buyers. The Otto Group -  on some measures, Germany's largest textiles retailer -   announced on June 2...

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15th February 2015

Alleged Indonesian Adidas supplier closes, disappears overnight

PT Yee Woo, in Indonesia's Tunas Industrial Zone, Batam, Riau Islands province, has reportedly discontinued operations and abandoned 305 of its employees who had been waiting for outstanding pay since...

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25th April 2014

Reactions to the Yue Yuen strike

People involved wit the Yue Yuen strike have no end of different takes on the affair Chinese government: “All websites must take care to delete content related to the following:...

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25th April 2014

Yue Yuen strikers start return to work after government agreement and Adidas production shift.

Workers began abandoning their two week strike at Yue Yuen’s Guangdong factories on April 25, after the company agreed to rectify unpaid social security payments and Adidas began moving some...

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15th January 2014

Greenpeace childrenswear focus tries to shame more brands into Detox campaign

Greenpeace launched a "Little Monsters" fairy tale, detailing hazardous chemicals in children's clothes, as its latest weapon to shame more brands into signing the Detox Challenge. A survey, describing 82...

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8th January 2014

Factory owners and retailers differ over future of Cambodian garment industry after year-end strike

Two startlingly different views emerged on January 6 and 7 about the effect of Cambodia's garment strike on the industry's prospects for 2014. Cambodian factory owners pessimistic. Garment Manufacturers Association in...

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10th December 2013

Nike adds waterless dye range

Follows Adidas trial http://www.just-style.com/news/waterless-dyeing-takes-a-step-forward-at-nike_id119935.aspx   Adidas now making a million yards a year http://www.just-style.com/news/adidas-uses-1m-yards-of-drydye-fabric_id118087.aspx System controversial http://www.just-style.com/analysis/waterless-dyeing-garners-mixed-industry-reaction_id120351.aspx

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26th October 2013

Adidas joins Bangladesh Accord: Nike still holding out

It emerged on October 26 that Adidas had joined the Bangladesh Accord on October 22. Adidas is among a number of manufacturers of US college merchandise, including Nike, that have...

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5th June 2013

Adidas monitors labour rights via mobile phone

Adidas announced on May 6 it is rolling out its trial of text SMS messages for monitoring labour rights at its footwear suppliers in Indonesia. The trial, begun in one...

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11th May 2013

Adidas rolls out labour right monitoring by mobile phone

Adidas announced on May 6 it is rolling out its trial of text SMS messages for monitoring labour rights at its footwear suppliers in Indonesia. The trial, begun in one...

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11th May 2013

Solutions to prevent another Bangladesh tragedy

In the billions of words of commentary about the Rana Plaza catastrophe, it seemed to me few people grasped that six different things had to happen for the catastrophe to...

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10th May 2013

Indonesian textile workers reach agreement with Adidas

Adidas announced an agreement, without specifying details, on April 24 that might stop a running dispute over treatment of with a group of Indonesian factory workers after their employer absconded....

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