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

Column: Top stories on just-style

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.


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

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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

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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.


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.


US apparel retailers' September 2014 sales roundup 10 Oct 2014

Column: Retail roundup

As back-to-school shopping tailed off in the first part of September, so too did sales for many US apparel retailers. Negative surprises from the likes of Gap, outweighed better-than-expected results from retailers such as L Brands & Zumiez.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Oct 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Prada has acquired a French leather tannery, an analysis on how product lifecycle management (PLM) systems can speed up processes from design to delivery, and plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa to build US$44m a textile plant in Kenya.


Global news roundup 10 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.


THE FLANARANT: Apparel lobbyists add to trade barriers 9 Oct 2014

Column: The Flanarant

A decade-long enthusiasm for cutting trade barriers has come to an end, with sceptical electorates now seeing more downsides than upsides. But trade lobbyists continue to chase new barrier cuts, or defend concessions that have already reached the end of the road.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Oct 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co to invest US$500m in an Ethiopian textile plant, the views of Li & Fung's chairman on China's efforts to grow its domestic consumption, and first results from a study into health and productivity of Cambodian garment workers.


just-style's research roundup 1 Oct 2014

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The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


VIEWPOINT: Cotton price decline unlikely to help clothing costs 30 Sep 2014

Column: Viewpoint

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least. The reality, however, is that any gains are unlikely to show up until the second half of next year - and more likely than not will be offset by rising labour and compliance costs.


IN THE MONEY: Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth 29 Sep 2014

Column: In the money

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described as a "flawless" performance in the first quarter. And what's more, the company is looking to raise the bar even higher in the future.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Sep 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential growth for smart garments and wearable technology, fashion brands indicating their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers, and analysts' thoughts on Tesco's profit overstatement.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Sep 2014

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.


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

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that the Philippines is set to be granted GSP+ status by the EU, Primark ploughs on with sales growth and US expansion plans, and China and Vietnam continue to see gains in US apparel imports in July.


just-style's research roundup 12 Sep 2014

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The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global market review of denim and jeanswear, a look at wool's future role in the textile value chain, and a country report on Ethiopia.


US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup 5 Sep 2014

Column: Retail roundup

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store sales up for most US apparel chains in August.


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

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include the findings of Gap's audits at its two new supplier factories in Myanmar, plans by Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos, and discord between the two groups working to improve safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry.


just-style's research roundup 5 Sep 2014

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The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global database of the top 1,000 apparel knitting mills, a look at the jeans market in Colombia, and a country report on Turkey.


IN THE MONEY: Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus 2 Sep 2014

Column: In the money

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it focuses instead on more on-trend merchandise.


Global news roundup 2 Sep 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.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Aug 2014

Column: Top stories on just-style

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.


VIEWPOINT: Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales 27 Aug 2014

Column: Viewpoint

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the company's Athleta women's athletic wear line is also gaining momentum.

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