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Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub

Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and ap...

ANALYSIS: Mauritius makers upbeat for AGOA renewal

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 c...

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 2014

Jos A Bank Clothiers last week revealed its plans to acquire outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer in deal worth $825m. Coming amid an onging buyout battle with rival Men's Wearhouse, some industry observers suggest the move was made to ensure the US men's apparel and footwear business remains independent. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 29 Sep 2016

Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.

Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2015

Lululemon Athletica has defended its position following the release online of an animal rights campaign video claiming the Canadian yoga wear brand continues to sell clothing items using "cruelly produced down".

Katie Smith | 22 Dec 2015

Materials science business PrimaLoft has developed PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Active, which is said to offer a breathable four-way stretch performance and unmatched warmth during outdoor activities.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Richard Woodard | 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.

Katie Smith | 1 Sep 2014

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 7 May 2014

Outdoor apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is expanding into footwear, with its new own-brand collection set to launch for autumn.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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".

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Richard Woodard | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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."

Katie Smith | 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.

Richard Woodard | 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.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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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