Who has signed the new Bangladesh ‘2018 Accord’ – Update

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement set to come into effect when the current programme expires this month. German sportswear maker Puma, UK supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Turkish denim manufacturer Mavi are among the latest to sign, taking the total to 162. Here we list the signatories so far.
Apparel and textile analysis – from just-style.com

Outlook 2018 – What next for apparel sourcing?

How is the sourcing landscape likely to shift in 2018, and what strategies can help apparel firms and their suppliers to stay ahead? The days of “chasing the cheapest needle” are over, executives say, and instead the need for speed is changing the way products are sourced and manufactured. A balanced and diversified sourcing portfolio remains key to enabling retailers to react faster to trends, commit less up-front and navigate political uncertainty. But China’s dominant role seems set to stay.
Apparel and textile analysis – from just-style.com