The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Adidas's "game-changing" recycling project for a new breed of sporting goods, an interview with Cara Chacon, Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility, on the group's CSR commitments, and Cambodia's unions agreeing a proposed new US$168 monthly minimum wage for the country's garment sector.
Eight US apparel brands and importers, including Nike and PVH Corp, are urging Mexico's government to comply with an International Labour Organization (ILO) request for reforms to the country's labour law.
German luxury fashion brand Escada is to cut 200 jobs as part of a new strategic programme aimed at making the business faster, more agile and streamlined so that it can compete in the omni-channel retail environment.
Fashion retailer H&M has been criticised by labour rights groups for potentially endangering hundreds of workers at its supplier factories Bangladesh because they have fallen behind on fire and building safety repairs.
Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to include a new Visual Merchandising Planning module specifically designed for range planning, merchandising and buying roles in the fashion, apparel and footwear sectors.
Canadian retail group Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has completed its EUR2.5bn (US$2.8bn) acquisition of Galeria Holding, operator of Germany's Galeria Kaufhof department store chain and Belgium's only department store, Galeria Inno.
The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) has mobilised an agreement to provide up to US$22m in financing to small- and medium-sized garment suppliers in Bangladesh for factory upgrades and safety improvements.