Uzbekistan forces more adults into 2014 cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.

Gap unveils management changes as Q3 profit rises

US clothing giant Gap Inc has shaken up its management team by promoting two executives to lead its namesake and Banana Republic brands globally, after booking an increase in third-quarter net profit.

New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

Clothing helps UK retail sales bounce back

UK clothing and footwear retailers are planning to ramp up promotions next weekend, after the sector helped overall retail sales to bounce back in October.

African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive

Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and apparel sector, a three-day industry conference in Nairobi, Kenya, has been told.

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African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive

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US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015

On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analyst...

New wage ladder lifts workers towards living wages

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Uzbekistan forces more adults into cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming mor...


IN THE MONEY: New Look to continue to build global brand 17 Nov 14

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russia and Ukraine due to ongoing political uncertainty. And according to CEO Anders Kristiansen, the group is in better shape than six months ago and is making "good headway" in all aspects of the business.


Cambodia employers and unions unhappy at wage rise 14 Nov 14

Trade unions and employers in Cambodia's garment sector are denouncing the government's new US$128 minimum monthly wage for the clothing textile and footwear industry.

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Lean Product Development For Fashion: Transforming Process To Build a Better Product

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Major Apparel News

Global unions join forces on apparel wage poverty

Michelle Russell | 19 Nov 14

Global unions have joined forces to discuss solutions to what they claim is the "race to the bottom" on wages for apparel workers in global supply chains.


Pacific Brands divests Brand Collective for AUD39m

Katie Smith | 18 Nov 14

Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34m).


Archroma launches fully traceable eco-friendly dye

Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 14

Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has unveiled a new range of eco-friendly dyes derived from agricultural waste that can also be fully traced along the supply chain to consumers.

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Latest Apparel Interviews

INTERVIEW: M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 14

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


INTERVIEW: Mango continues on global growth trajectory 24 Oct 14

Michelle Russell

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.


Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 14

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.

Apparel Blog

Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia

Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 14

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Port problems play havoc with holiday imports

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 14

US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.


Forced labour claims weigh on India mills

Leonie Barrie | 3 Nov 14

A number of retailers were last week forced to respond to allegations of "forced labour" among female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.

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New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

Uzbekistan forces more adults into 2014 cotton harvest

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.

Fibres and fabrics: Issues facing supply and demand

Using more sustainable alternatives to traditional fibres is key to helping clothing brands reduce their environmental footprint - and is set to be the default option in future. This month’s management briefing explores new eco-friendly feedstocks, tools to help sustainability decisions, and the continuing uncertainty over cotton prices.

Marks & Spencer says women's wear target market "bang on"

UK retail group Marks & Spencer this week said women's wear was the bright spot in its clothing division in the first half as unseasonal weather weighed on the unit's overall performance. Speaking at its earnings conference, CEO Marc Bolland said he was confident women's wear was now moving in the right direction, with sales up 1.3%.

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