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Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Jan 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the latest innovations and technology that were on show at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, Gap's decision to close its Piperlime fashion brand, and Canadian men's wear firm Kanati Co to pull out of Pakistan over supply chain issues.


Global news roundup 27 Jan 2015

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 23 Jan 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the decision by Target Corporation to shut its Canadian stores, news that talks are underway on a minimum wage in Myanmar, and feedback from the garment sector in the Philippines on the EU's GSP+ scheme.


Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Jan 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into Myanmar's garment sector, political tensions raising risks to Bangladesh's read-made garment industry, and a comment on online apparel retailing.


Myanmar garment sector experiencing rapid growth 13 Jan 2015

Column: Research updates

Myanmar's garment sector is in the midst of significant growth and exciting changes - and a brand new and exclusive report produced by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) offers essential reading for retailers, brands and importers looking to source from the country.


THE FLANARANT: Online apparel retailing: Amazon-ly unviable? 12 Jan 2015

Column: The Flanarant

Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and retailer uses the web for moving, receiving and monitoring information, relatively few clothes are sold this way.


US apparel retailers' December 2014 sales roundup 9 Jan 2015

Column: Retail roundup

Deep discounts, lower fuel prices and an improved employment market all helped to drive better-than-expected comparable store sales gains for US apparel retailers in the crucial month of December.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Jan 2015

Column: Top stories on just-style

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a comment defending the new model buying office, a look at technologies on show at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair, and key drivers likely to shape the US apparel retail market in 2015.


US apparel imports fall from eight of top-ten suppliers 9 Jan 2015

Column: US apparel import roundup

With most holiday merchandise brought into the US early as retailers rushed to beat a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, it is perhaps not surprising that apparel imports fell in November. But with shipments plunging from eight of the top-ten suppliers, Vietnam alone was the stand-out performer during the month.


Global news roundup 19 Dec 2014

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


IN THE MONEY: Lululemon confident of turning a corner 12 Dec 2014

Column: In the money

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after revealing third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Dec 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Seth Ellison, group president for Europe at Levi Strauss, Bangladesh's apparel exports to the US continue to slide in October, and VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding.


US apparel retailers' November 2014 sales roundup 5 Dec 2014

Column: Retail roundup

Early Black Friday promotions, falling fuel prices, and labour market improvements all helped the majority of US apparel retailers to record better-than-expected comparable store sales growth in November.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Dec 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include M&S increasing the amount of Better Cotton it sources, Cache considering a third-party acquisition offer, and Tesco's management changes could help the retailer build a "a credible trading strategy".


THE FLANARANT: Has low-cost labour really reached a tipping point? 4 Dec 2014

Column: The Flanarant

Low-income workers are likely to dominate the global garment-making workforce for a long time yet, Mike Flanagan believes, despite recent forecasts that the number of low-cost countries is dwindling.


Top stories this week on just-style... 28 Nov 2014

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The most-read sories on just-style this week include China's clothing apparel sector wanting to create a more sustainable industry, a compenstation agreement for the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire, and a snapshot of the current state of play in US textile, apparel and footwear imports and exports.


Global news roundup 25 Nov 2014

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The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Nov 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the revelation that adults in Uzbekistan have been forced to pick cotton during this year's harvest, new scenarios are driving sustainability in textiles, and Archroma launches eco-friendly dyes.


Top stories this week on just-style... 14 Nov 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Levi Strauss will cut 500 jobs as part of a restructure, a 28% increase in wages for Cambodia garment workers, and Bangladesh seeing its apparel exports to the US decline in September.


THE FLANARANT: Toxic discharge issue hits a tipping point 11 Nov 2014

Column: The Flanarant

In the past six years apparel buyers have moved from avoiding commitment on toxic discharge to likely toxic-free production by the end of the decade. And China has moved from opposing legislation on hazardous chemicals to introducing a legally-enforced programme for eliminating them. Has the industry finally hit a tipping point? asks Mike Flanagan.


Bangladesh slips as US imports surge in September 10 Nov 2014

Column: US apparel import roundup

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.


Top stories this week on just-style... 7 Nov 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week included news that VF Corp is being viewed as the most suitable buyer for sportswear brand Puma, an insight into some of the trends and challenges facing the retail sector, and the impact of slowdowns at US west coast ports on apparel shipments.


US apparel retailers' October 2014 sales roundup 7 Nov 2014

Column: Retail roundup

October proved to be another mixed bag for US apparel retailers. While the majority reported comparable store sales gains thanks to an improving economy and strong consumer demand, others were impacted by warmer weather during the month.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Oct 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.


Moisture management fabrics enter a new era 29 Oct 2014

Column: Research updates

Moisture management fabric technology has entered a new era as manufacturers and retailers respond to growing demand by consumers for ever greater levels of performance from their garments.


Global news roundup 29 Oct 2014

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


VIEWPOINT: Government delays weigh on Bangladesh reforms 28 Oct 2014

Column: Viewpoint

The over-riding message from a review last week to look at ongoing efforts to improve worker rights and factory safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment and knitwear industry seems to be that "a lot of work still remains to be done."


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Oct 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.


Top stories last week on just-style... 20 Oct 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style last week included a look at the impact of China tightening up on corporate social responsibility, analyst opinion on JC Penney's new CEO, and an overview of Glenn Murphy's seven-year tenure at Gap.


Spotlight on...Glenn Murphy's tenure at Gap Inc 14 Oct 2014

Column: Spotlight on...

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 been on a mission to shake up the company's supply chain, introduce a wider and more fashionable product range, improve speed to market, and accelerate international expansion and omni-channel capabilities.

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