More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...
Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and ap...
| 13 May 2014
In little over a year, the AGOA trade preference programme is due to expire. The programme, which provides duty-free entry into the US for certain goods, has been particularly effective for Mauritian textile and apparel manufacturers, most of whom are optimistic the deal will be renewed. Michelle Russell reports.
| 13 May 2014
The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.
| 14 Mar 2014
The long-running ownership tussle between US retailers Men's Wearhouse and Jos A Bank Clothiers finally came to an end this week after a takeover deal was secured. The US$1.8bn acquisition by Men's Wearhouse has largely been met with optimism by industry observers who believe both companies will reap the benefits in the long run.
| 21 Feb 2014
Troubled Australian surfwear brand Billabong has said its turnaround plan will be a multi-year process as it revealed details of a new corporate structure as part of its strategy to accelerate growth.
| 27 Aug 2014
Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.
| 26 Jul 2011
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.
| 2 Sep 2015
The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.
| 24 Oct 2014
The most-read stories on just-style this week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.
| 21 Oct 2014
Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.
| 4 Sep 2014
Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.
| 1 Sep 2014
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.
| 6 Jun 2014
Supply chain and operations specialist Jeff Streader has been named global chief operating officer (COO) of action sports and surfwear brand Billabong.
| 7 May 2014
Outdoor apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is expanding into footwear, with its new own-brand collection set to launch for autumn.
| 11 Mar 2014
Men's Wearhouse has secured a deal to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers following a five-month merger tussle between the two firms.
| 25 Feb 2014
Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has backed the improved bid by Men's Wearhouse for the apparel and footwear company.
| 24 Feb 2014
Men's Wearhouse has increased its bid for US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.
| 19 Feb 2014
Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has said the apparel firm's acquisition of Eddie Bauer is a "poor strategic decision" and "destroys shareholder value".
| 14 Feb 2014
US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has acquired outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth US$825m.
| 3 Feb 2014
US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has turned down yet another acquisition bid by Men's Wearhouse as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.
| 10 Dec 2013
Any belief in a realistic rival deal for ailing surf-led apparel business Billabong “ignores the reality of the situation”, according to the company’s chairman.
| 21 Oct 2013
Sessions on the circular economy, re-imagining textile manufacturing, how to verify product claims, cotton sustainability and collaboration are among the highlights at this year's upcoming Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.
| 16 Oct 2013
David Peyser Sportswear has signed a new licensing agreement to develop men's and women's outerwear for the Tumi travel brand.
| 3 Oct 2013
Performance fabric maker Polartec has launched a new synthetic insulation technology that can be used to create what it describes as the "first-ever breathable 'puffy' garments."
| 26 Sep 2013
Billabong's general manager for Europe, Franco Fogliato, has been named the latest executive to leave the Australian surfwear company, and is headed to outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear.
| 19 Sep 2013
In an unexpected move, surf-led apparel business Billabong has secured a long-term funding package from a rival consortium of two private equity businesses and named the former boss of Eddie Bauer as its new CEO.
| 17 Dec 2012
Seattle-based outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer has appointed Steve Venegas as vice president of distribution in North America.
| 19 Sep 2012
Apparel fastener and trim business Talon International has ended its long-running legal dispute with Pro-Fit Holdings over the patented Tekfit stretch-waistband technology.
| 18 Sep 2012
Outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer has appointed Daniel Templin as chief operating officer and CFO.
| 27 Oct 2014
Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.
| 17 Feb 2014
Close to a year after the Rana Plaza disaster, progress on improving worker safety and labour rights in Bangladesh has been painfully slow - but who is responsible for the delays?
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