Global Labor Standard Could Cut Compliance Costs as Soon as Next Year

New apparel sector players have signed on to get an industry-wide, standardized method for assessing social and labor compliance in place. With the standard in place, compliance costs could come down considerably.

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BGMEA Says Replacement for Bangladesh Accord and Alliance Won’t be Legally Binding

Just 18 months remain for the two in place safety initiatives that have been working to upgrade conditions in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector, and the country is looking to what’s next for keeping compliance in check.

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Oeko-Tex Adds New Regulations for 2017

In addition to celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Oeko-Tex changed its Made in Green by Oeko-Tex, STeP by Oeko-Tex and Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex regulations on Jan. 5 to help companies improve supply chain sustainability.

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Allowable Defects Are Killing Your Brand Equity

The apparel industry is famous for maintaining the same modus operandi regardless of the strength of the headwinds it faces, but if the massive shift in retail this year taught the sector anything, dramatic experimentation and change is a must as survival is at stake.

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