The "dramatic" increase in the number of new trade unions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry over the last 18 months has also led to calls for greater trust between workers and employers.
The role played by factoring in the apparel supply chain came under the spotlight last week with reports suggesting that factoring companies have scaled back on coverage to vendors supplying department store retailer Sears Holdings. However, the t...
Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships and fast
If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant, look no further than the company's new leadership change.
Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly challenging market, industry executives said at the International Apparel Federation's 30th Fashion Convention.
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Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...
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Gap CEO Glenn Murphy recently announced his decision to step down in February. He joined Gap as chief executive in 2007. Since then he has b...
Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...
Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to help improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. Responsible sourcing, nearshoring, strong partnerships, and fast response were among the issues discussed at the Fashion SVP conference. Katie Smith reports.
The audit report of Tesco's commercial teams could, analysts believe, create operational paralysis for Tesco ahead of the very busy Christmas build-up.
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Luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent brands, is backing a project to support the sustainable supply of crocodile skins in Madagascar.
Abercrombie & Fitch has hired Fran Horowitz from Ann Inc as president of its Hollister brand.
The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has called for the immediate ratification of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, warning of “dramatic consequences” for international commerce.
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Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.
Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.
It seems former Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer may be about to show his trump card following his fall-out with the apparel retailer, through the launch of a new company.
As UK retail giant Tesco continues to fight its way through the fallout from its recent accounting crisis, it seems a board member has begun compiling a list of candidates to succeed chairman Sir Richard Broadbent.
If evidence is needed as to the new direction likely to be pursued by US retail giant Gap Inc, look no further than the company's new leadership change. It was revealed last week that CEO Glenn Murphy is to step down in February, making way for Art Peck, the head of Gap's digital division.
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Glen Murphy, the CEO of US retail giant Gap Inc, this week announced his intention to step down on 1 February after seven years in the role. He will be succeeded by the head of Gap's digital division, Art Peck.
As its name suggests, the lifeblood of the fast fashion industry is, largely, speed to market. In this month’s management briefing, just-style looks at changing global sourcing trends, the role of air freight in fast fashion, how supply chains based on speed can avoid errors, and the way technology is helping companies share information more efficiently.
The great and the good of the retail industry converged on Paris for three days for the annual World Retail Congress. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and new business models were all on the agenda, and the 'disruptive consumer' was a key talking point.
China, the world's top cotton consumer, has announced a significant reduction to its 2015 cotton import quota to boost demand for domestically-produced fibre. But experts disagree on whether the policy could pose risks for textile and clothing manufacturers.
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