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Legislation is not enough to combat modern slavery

Leslie Johnston, executive director of the C&A Foundation and a board director at GoodWeave believes the UK's Modern Slavery Act – which obl...

C&A building brand loyalty through consistent fit

If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than Europea...


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2015

Around EUR29m (US$32m) was invested last year by the C&A Foundation in initiatives across the clothing supply chain – but the philanthropic group is urging a joint effort from all stakeholders to find solutions to the challenges that remain.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jun 2015

The organic cotton market is growing once more, after three consecutive years of declining production. This is the result of industry collaboration and innovative initiatives developed over the last 12 months, according to a new report.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Mar 2015

The past year has seen value retailer C&A confront head-on the challenge of delivering consistent fit across key categories such as lingerie, trousers and denim. A complete overhaul of its approach is now seen as the precursor to building market share, sales, brand loyalty and a multi-channel push.


Debra Cobb | 17 Nov 2014

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.

Latest Interviews

Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.


Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

Leonie Barrie | 27 Apr 2016

Value fashion retailer C&A Europe has invested in a retail-specific product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help shorten lead times and reduce costs in global product development.


Katie Smith | 30 Mar 2016

C&A Mexico has selected NGC's fashion PLM system to help enhance product development, improve speed to market and overall productivity – all of which are key for its fast-fashion retail business.


Katie Smith | 10 Mar 2016

Six large Chinese rayon and viscose producers have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material from ancient and endangered forests.


Katie Smith | 25 Feb 2016

As it works to establish a more consistent fit across its entire product range, European fashion retailer C&A is to highlight the changes with special labels on its men's, children's wear and Clockhouse offerings.


Leonie Barrie | 17 Feb 2016

Leading European fashion retailer C&A International is to implement RFID across all of its 164 stores in France, together with full integration at its distribution centre, to streamline processes from point of manufacture through to point of sale.


Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2016

Four major fashion brands have pledged to take serious action to remedy what has been alleged as "appalling living conditions" and "restricted freedom of movement" for apparel workers in Bangalore, India.


Katie Smith | 21 Dec 2015

Among the most-read analysis articles on just-style in 2015 were stories relating to the rapid growth of Myanmar's garment sector, the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement on countries such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, five key trends in world textile and apparel trade, and Ethiopia's prospects as an emerging sourcing hub. 


Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A's overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism. 


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2015

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.


Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

The C&A Foundation, the charitable arm of fashion retailer C&A, has partnered with Ashoka Changemakers to launch a new initiative that will help fund innovations that address social issues in the apparel supply chain.


Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in its products as it works to tighten its animal welfare policy.


Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 2015

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.


Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Fashion retail business C&A Europe and the C&A Foundation have announced a partnership with Women on Wings to boost the opportunities for working women in India.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jan 2015

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has named Philip Chamberlain, the head of sustainable business development at C&A Europe as its new chair.


Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2014

Apparel retailer C&A Global has appointed Jeffrey Hogue to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer.


Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2014

An agreement on delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh has been outlined - two years after the blaze killed at least 112 people and injured 300 others.


Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has launched a fire safety initiative to protect the lives of garment workers, a need highlighted by the Tazreen Fashions fire in Bangladesh that killed 112 people.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Nov 2014

A call for "greater collaboration for a fair and sustainable apparel industry" has been issued by the C&A Foundation - a private body affiliated with the global clothing retailer C&A - as it embarks on a new global strategy.


Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Richard Woodard | 28 Oct 2014

Female textile workers in mills in southern India are enduring horrific working conditions which amount to “forced labour”, according to a report from two pressure groups.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 2014

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2014

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

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