The future of the Bangladesh Accord remains unclear following the decision by the Bangladesh Supreme Court to postpone the hearing on the future of the organization until April 7. Until then, the cou

There was a time, as recently as five years ago, when putting the locations of garment factories in supplier countries on a map seemed like a Utopian fantasy. There was fear on the buyers’ side

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord) has handed over the safety activities of 80 more readymade garment (RMG) factories to the government’s Remediation Coordination Cel

Five years on from one of the most tragic industry accidents to date at Rana Plaza, which saw more than 1100 people lose their lives, and the inspectors working to improve the safety of the textile

As FashionUnited reported a week ago, a restraining order by the government of Bangladesh has been placed on the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord), which was due to take effec

At the beginning of the year, international brands were urged to join the new Transition Accord 2018, the successor of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which has run out after it

Promises are great. If they are kept. Swedish fashion giant H&M promised on 23rd November 2013, five years ago after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, in its “Roadmap towards a fair

Morocco - After years of public scrutiny, it seems as if the fast fashion sector is finally beginning to shift its attention towards the issue of sustainability. No longer restricted to fashion comp

Dozens of female garment workers in Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon were attacked by assailants wielding iron bars on Monday. Hundreds of garment workers at Fu Yuen Garment Co. Ltd., which produ

The upcoming edition of 'Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing' will take place from October 11th to 12th in Marrakech, Morocco. The fair covers a broad portfolio and will focus on sustainable production th

Amfori, the global business association for open and sustainable trade, announced last Thursday that it has launched an ambitious programme to empower women in global supply chains, particularly in i

For the fifth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the most devasting blow to the garment sector - Rana Plaza. On April 23, 2013 the Rana

Further increasing much needed transparency in the supply chain, a new interactive map shows the connections between international buyers like brands and retailers and their suppliers in China. The G

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which currently covers 785 factories and close to 1.4 million workers, has realeased its fourth annual report today, announcing substantial factory safety i

A fire at a garment factory in Muktarpur, Munshiganj district, which borders the district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, has claimed the lives of at least six workers and injured several others. Th

While after the Rana Plaza building collapse near Dhaka in April 2013, all focus has been on Bangladesh and laudable initiatives like the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and the Allianc

In view of resources dwindling fast and natural fibres like cotton being resource-intensive to process and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex not being the most environ

To guarantee that efforts are sustained beyond May 2018, the time when the five-year duration of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety will run out, a new Bangladesh Accord has been annou

In view of resources dwindling fast and natural fibres like cotton being resource-intensive to process and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex not being the most environ

After garment workers as the immediate people who make our clothes, it is time to extend our thoughts to the whole supply chain and all those who work on making sure the desired garments reach the sh

From now on, Bangladesh will take care of the remediation of more than 4,000 garment factories on its own, at least according to state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque. He said at th

Danish fashion group Bestseller wants to fulfill its transparency pledge and starting from this year, make information about its supplier factories, which amount to around 800 manufacturing sites in

Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW), taking place at Millennium Hall in Ethiopia's capital Addis Abeba from 3 to 6 October 2017, will focus on sustainability and its central theme “Sustai

In the wake of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, ultimately the question comes up if the garment industry has changed since then and if yes, what has changed. This is a

While in the wake of the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, everyone has been busy looking at building, fire and general workplace safety in garment factories in Bangladesh - which is

For the fourth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the worst blow to the garment industry. On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Sa

With the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster approaching in less than a week, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) reported at a press conference last week that 72 percen

After much agitation in the forefield, starting with the Ashulia protests and a subsequent planned boycott by seven international buyers , the Dhaka Apparal Summit took place as planned on February 2

For the fiscal year 2016-17, which ends in March, Myanmar's garment exports are expected to reach 1.855 billion US dollars according to the country's ministry of commerce. This is an increase by more

Ethiopia keeps gaining momentum as a new sourcing country as a recent step by ten large Chinese companies - half of them textile and garment manufacturers - has shown: They have decided to invest in