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Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Jul 2015

Column: Top stories on just-style

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at VF Corp's interest in Africa as a sourcing destination, how G-Star Raw is pushing the boundaries of denim, and the launch of a metallised thread antenna for a new "revolutionary" RFID tag.


INTERVIEW: G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Column: Speaking with style

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.


Global news roundup 27 Jul 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.


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing 27 Jul 2015

Column: In the money

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at whether Amazon will take over the US apparel market, Pakistan's textile mills fearing a rash of closures, and how supply chain risk is a top challenge for business.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the textile investments flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, the complexity of sustainability in the polyester production process, and the impact of transparency on compliance in Cambodia's garment sector.


Global news roundup 13 Jul 2015

Column: Global news roundup

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Top stories this week on just-style... 10 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar garment makers are mulling possible shut-downs after the introduction of the sector's first minimum wage, a look at why US apparel sourcing sees slow diversification, and why the fashion industry is still grappling to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D virtual design.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Jul 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.


IN THE MONEY: Nike reaffirms US production commitment 29 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a number of key pieces of US trade legislation last week.


IN THE MONEY: H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact 26 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Column: Speaking with style

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Top stories this week on just-style... 26 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential for new technologies to shape a sustainable fashion future, Li & Fung teaming up with two Chinese retailers to develop their own private label clothing brands, and Gap and H&M showing support for new labour law reforms in Myanmar.


THE FLANARANT: Onshoring has labour compliance challenges too 23 Jun 2015

Column: The Flanarant

Can mass-market clothing be made legally - or ethically - in the UK or the US if it’s competing with low-wage production? Not according to Mike Flanagan, who calls Western labour practices "onshoring’s dirty secret."


Frustrations come to the fore over Bangladesh inspections 23 Jun 2015

Column: Viewpoint

Both the Alliance and Accord have long expressed their concerns at the Bangladesh government’s lack of engagement in the process of making garment factories safer and empowering workers. But recent comments from the country's finance minister appear to be pushing their frustrations to the fore.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include Gap's new approach to product development, an update on finalising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a look at the issues in accessing supplier data, and a report that accuses Wal-Mart of abuses in its Asia supply chain.


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how innovative apparel software is making sure brands have the tools to deliver into the future, how a water pollution crackdown in China is hitting textile firms, and the largest RMG industrial park to open in Bangladesh.


Spotlight on...Lectra helps fashion firms face the future 10 Jun 2015

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The fashion industry is changing - faster than ever - as firms face intense pressure to produce more styles in less time, without losing sight of quality, fit and cost. On top of this, the growth of new fashion markets in emerging countries, and increasingly connected consumers, add additional challenges. Helping unravel this complexity is Lectra, which is focusing its expertise and software on making sure brands, retailers and manufacturers have the tools to deliver into the future.


Top stories this week on just-style... 5 Jun 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include at look at US apparel sales figures for May, just-style speaks with the chairman of sourcing specialist William E. Connor, and Levi joins forces with internet behemoth Google to design "smart jeans".


US apparel retailers' May 2015 retail roundup 5 Jun 2015

Column: Retail roundup

May was a mixed month for US apparel retailers, with suggestions the consumer was still not spending robustly outside of cars, smart phones, and home related categories. Despite the “sluggish” trading environment, the majority of clothing chains were able to book comparable store sales growth.


Global news roundup 4 Jun 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.


IN THE MONEY: PVH eyes "dramatic" improvement for women's jeans 3 Jun 2015

Column: In the money

PVH Corp said the industry should start seeing more dramatic improvements in its women's jeans business thanks to initiatives to grow the division, and despite operating in a denim industry it says is “not a hot category" at the present time.


IN THE MONEY: Abercrombie & Fitch speeding up supply chain 29 May 2015

Column: In the money

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co says it is seeing progress in ongoing efforts to make quicker decisions and speed up its supply chain - even though net losses widened in the first-quarter.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 May 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include at look at whether Gap will find the right formula to get back on track, the tools being developed for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and how the Bangladesh Accord is expecting it to take another 18 months before it will complete all corrective factory action plans. We also take a look at this week's first-quarter results.


INTERVIEW: Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Column: Speaking with style

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high-end fabrics, and sustainable mills.


When will Gap get back on track? 27 May 2015

Column: Viewpoint

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a turnaround is not now expected until mid-2016, with the spring season seen as a “no excuses moment.”


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 May 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at where 3D design and prototyping is heading for textiles and apparel, Brandix being named PVH's global supplier of the year, and an insight on why broad-based policies are essential to improve working conditions in the garment industry.


Top stories this week on just-style... 15 May 2015

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The most-read stories on just-style this week include a roundup of US apparel retailers' comparable store sales in April, Nike pledging to expand its US manufacturing operations if the TPP agreement is finalised, and Puma promising tougher supplier audits.


UPDATE: US apparel retailers' April 2015 retail roundup 12 May 2015

Column: Retail roundup

A shift in the timing of Easter, coupled with the lingering adverse effects of the West Coast port delays, as well as an economic soft patch in the first quarter, led to the majority of US apparel retailers recording comparable store sales declines in April.


INTERVIEW: North Face "ahead of the game" on sustainability 8 May 2015

Column: Speaking with style

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

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