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Rana Plaza one year on: Bangladesh in words

One year today, one of the worst industrial disasters in history occured when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killin...

Responsive supply chain key to Gap's growth plans

US clothing giant Gap Inc has set its sights on growing operating margin beyond 13%, as it looks to gain a larger share of the US$1.4 trilli...

US retailers' March 2014 sales roundup

US apparel retailers recorded mixed comparable store sales in March, but overall managed to beat very modest expectations resulting from the...

Progress needed on supply chain living wage

A new report suggests retailers are still failing workers in their supply chains by not paying a living wage. The survey, which aims to prov...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Dr Harry Lee, TAL Apparel 26 Jul 2011

Leonie Barrie

TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers, has turned the threat of inflation across the supply chain into an opportunity to do things differently. Here CEO Dr Harry Lee tells just-style how the Hong Kong based firm's long-time focus on efficiency, sustainable development, and added value is helping to combat rising costs and set it apart from the competition.


Speaking with style: Abi Rushton 27 Jun 2011

Joe Ayling

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

Latest News

Gap to grow China sales to $1bn in three years 17 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Gap Inc says it expects sales in China to grow to US$1bn in three years to become the US retail giant's second-biggest market.


Banana Republic taps former J Crew designer 16 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

US retail giant Gap Inc has tapped former J Crew Group designer, Marissa Webb, as creative director and executive vice president of design for its Banana Republic brand.


Gap issues mirror widespread industry challenges 14 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The challenges at Gap represent widespread industry issues, analysts have said, after the clothing giant reported sales declines in March.


H&M recognised for ramping up its eco-credentials 25 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Continuing to dispel the notion that its fast fashion model is out of kilter with the apparel industry's increasing focus on sustainability issues, retailer H&M is ramping up its eco-credentials.


Sourcing firm Connor wins another ethical accolade 21 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based sourcing specialist William E Connor & Associates has been named as one of world's most ethical companies for the third year in a row.

Latest blogs

Is China losing its competitive edge? 22 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Further confirmation that China's garment manufacturing industry continues to lose its competitive edge came last week when it was revealed that a number of Hong Kong garment companies are looking to build plants in Burma/Myanmar.


The last few years have seen significant changes 3 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

The last few years have brought significant changes to the apparel sourcing landscape in Asia. The era of Chinese low-cost apparel manufacturing is a trend from the past, and several countries have stepped up to claim their part of the manufacturing pie. Apparel industry analysts say that although China's dominance continues, a clear segmentation is now taking place in Asia.

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