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FOCUS: Topshop suffers a setback in Japan

Topshop's bid to be a global player has suffered a setback in Japan, where the retailer shuttered its five stores earlier this year. Here Ma...

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business from Asia

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to di...


Richard Woodard | 28 Nov 2013

The growth of inexpensive private label apparel is ending as the sector becomes less and less competitive, according to new research.


Ashma Kunde | 30 Apr 2013

Following last month's overview of apparel in Asia Pacific, Euromonitor International assesses the prospects and pitfalls in the next goldmine of opportunity: Latin America.


Liz Hague | 4 Mar 2013

Highlights from just-style's research store this week include a look at China's textile industry, a SWOT analysis on Reebok, and a report on the top 450 global yarn suppliers.


Jozef De Coster | 27 Feb 2013

Burma's garment industry has huge potential to contribute to national economic growth, both as a foreign exchange earner and a massive job provider. However, in order to achieve its full potential, the sector needs to overcome a range of obstacles, outlined here by Jozef De Coster.

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Petah Marian | 19 Nov 2012

Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.


Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 2012

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.

Latest News

Katie Smith | 4 Dec 2015

Sourcing and supply chain executives from Arcadia and Oasis have been appointed to join the advisory board of UK sourcing event Meet the Manufacturer to shape its future.


Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2015

UK retail giant Arcadia Group said ensuring it has a well-audited supply chain will remain a priority as it revealed an increase in earnings for the full year, but a decline in like-for-like sales. 


Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Concerns have been raised over health and safety standards in Pakistan's garment sector, after the roof of a garment factory collapsed killing four workers and injuring 16 others.


Katie Smith | 12 Mar 2015

UK retailer Arcadia Group has sold its troubled department store chain BHS to Retail Acquisitions in a deal described by one analyst as a "sensible strategic" move.


Katie Smith | 26 Jan 2015

UK retailer Arcadia Group is considering selling its troubled department store chain BHS after receiving “several approaches”.


Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 2014

Tesco's F&F global brand director, Anita Bolger, is to step down after a 14-year career with the UK retail giant.


Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2014

Wider losses at BHS have resulted in a double-digit slump in annual profit for UK retailer Arcadia.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2014

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.


Michelle Russell | 14 Aug 2014

Retail giant Arcadia Group is to launch its Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands in China through a partnership with online multi-brand retailer ShangPin.com.


Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2014

UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2014

UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.


Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Leonie Barrie | 22 Apr 2014

Suit maker Bagir Group Ltd plans to pay down its debt and invest in its Ethiopian production facility after raising GBP20m (US$33.4m) in an IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) earlier this month.


Michelle Russell | 7 Apr 2014

The Venezuelan Government and 17 private companies have signed a deal to establish fair prices for garments and household goods.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 2014

Lingerie firm Rigby & Peller has hired Ralph Lauren executive Ella Hitchins to head up its operations as managing director.


Katie Smith | 18 Mar 2014

As part of a group-wide global supply chain initiative, UK retail giant Arcadia Group is deploying global trade management software across all its brands and territories.


Siddique Islam | 10 Feb 2014

Bangladesh's apparel trade body has signed a collaboration agreement with Impactt, a London-based leading ethical trading consultancy, to improve productivity in the ready-made garment industry.


Katie Smith | 6 Feb 2014

Nearly a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, an ITV documentary claims to have evidence of ongoing worker and safety concerns at factories making clothes for UK retailers N Brown and Arcadia.


Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 2014

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Jan 2014

UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.


Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2013

Topshop has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.


Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2013

UK womenswear supplier Carmel Clothing has received a cash injection to help boost production capacity and fund future growth plans.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2015

Tesco's deal with Arcadia to sell some of the apparel group's largest brands in its supermarkets is a style of collaboration we are increasingly seeing more of as retailers secure a ready-made customer base and guaranteed footfall.


Leonie Barrie | 10 Feb 2014

Winter storms played havoc with US apparel retailers in January. While some consumers were forced to stay at home, others simply lost the will, with holiday shopping fatigue, static wages, and a lack of inspiring new ranges all hitting comparable store sales.

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