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Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the co...

Gap impressed with supply chain improvements

Apparel giant Gap Inc has said it is impressed with how much progress it has made on its supply chain fabric platforming as it shifts its re...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

US apparel retailers' July 2014 sales roundup

Aggressive promotions by US apparel retailers in August provided consumers with incentives to shop - leading to better-than-expected compara...

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

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

Michelle Russell

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.


Gap to upgrade and expand Hudson Valley DC 27 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel giant Gap Inc is to invest US$69m upgrading and expanding its Hudson Valley distribution centre.


Gap ups guidance and reveals India store plans 22 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant Gap Inc has raised its full-year earnings guidance and revealed plans to enter India and grow its store base in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan this year.


Clothing retailers set out case for EU-Vietnam FTA 13 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

A group of European retail clothing brands is calling for the elimination of duties on apparel, along with more flexible rules of origin, as part of the free-trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam.


Black Diamond widens losses and appoints Gap exec 12 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Outdoor equipment and apparel business Black Diamond has reported a widening of net losses in its second-quarter, and has appointed former Gap executive, Zeena Freeman, as president.

Latest blogs

Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.


Compliance remains a concern in Cambodian garment sector 8 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), a government-led tripartite group, last week agreed the next minimum wage adjustment for garment workers, which will take effect on 1 January 2015.

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