Fast Retailing Co Ltd
Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...
Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...
| 27 Jul 2015
More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.
| 11 Jun 2014
Uniqlo, operated by Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing, has confirmed plans to hike its prices this year, blaming a weaker yen. The country's biggest clothing store chain may be hoping the move will help restore profit margins.
| 24 Mar 2014
Premium Supima cotton, musician Pharrell Williams and New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are spearheading the drive by Japan's Fast Retailing Co to expand its Uniqlo chain in the US market.
| 9 Dec 2013
Despite another challenging year for retailers in 2013, international expansion, support for workers in the clothing supply chain, and innovative merchandise were on the list of accomplishments for some. However, others were forced to enter administration amid increased competition.
| 9 May 2012
Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.
| 14 Dec 2007
Fast Retailing Co today (14 December) opens its first Uniqlo brand casualwear store in France, making this the fifth overseas market for the firm following the UK, China, South Korea and the US. The Japanese company’s creative team talks to Michael Fitzpatrick about their mission to build a new urban cool image for its global flagships.
| 17 Jul 2015
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing is again urging Hong Kong garment supplier Lever Style to quickly resolve an ongoing strike caused by a decision to relocate its factory in Shenzhen.
| 10 Jul 2015
Strong sales of Uniqlo-brand products in Asia, particular in Greater China and South Korea, helped Japanese retailer Fast Retailing to book a hike in profit for the first nine months of the year.
| 2 Jul 2015
Cooler weather led to a double-digit decline in June sales for casual clothing brand Uniqlo, ending two consecutive months of growth.
| 26 Jun 2015
Hong Kong garment manufacturer Lever Style says it has so far failed to negotiate an agreement with striking workers at its factory in Shenzhen, which is a supplier to Fast Retailing, operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain.
| 15 Jun 2015
Fast Retailing and global management consultants Accenture have joined forces on a project that will enable the casual clothing brand to digitise its operations with the potential to form a joint-venture in the future.
| 4 Jun 2015
Unusually hot weather led to a double-digit increase in sales at Uniqlo’s Japanese stores for the second consecutive month in May.
| 7 May 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo recorded double-digit sales growth at its Japanese stores in April, as warmer weather boosted demand for summer products.
| 9 Apr 2015
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has upped its earnings forecast for the full year as Uniqlo sales beat expectations in Japan and international sales soared.
| 7 Apr 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has unveiled the next stage of its expansion in the US, which will see it open new stores in on the east and west coasts and in the central region.
| 2 Apr 2015
Impacted by fewer public holidays to go out shopping, casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores fall in March, despite warmer weather.
| 1 Apr 2015
Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing is looking into claims from pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW) of labour rights abuses at supplier factories in Cambodia.
| 26 Feb 2015
Fast Retailing-owned clothing brand Comptoir des Cotonniers has tapped Anne-Valérie Hash as its new creative director.
| 18 Feb 2015
Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing has outlined further plans to improve workplace monitoring, following criticism of factory conditions at two of its suppliers in China.
| 3 Feb 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo enjoyed a strong start to the new year after reporting an increase in sales at its Japanese stores in January.
| 16 Jan 2015
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has pledged to improve working conditions at its supplier factories in China, following allegations of "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two manufacturers making clothes for its Uniqlo brand.
| 16 Jan 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into Myanmar's garment sector, political tensions raising risks to Bangladesh's read-made garment industry, and a comment on online apparel retailing.
| 13 Jan 2015
Japan's Fast Retailing is to review its processes for monitoring supplier factories after an investigation exposed "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two facilities in China making Uniqlo clothes.
| 8 Jan 2015
Fast Retailing recorded a strong start to the financial year with surges in first-quarter revenue and profit across its Japanese and international businesses.
| 22 Dec 2014
Trade unions are calling on brands and retailers sourcing garments from the Shenzhen Artigas Clothing & Leatherwear factory in China to step in to help settle a strike that has been going on for almost two weeks.
| 2 Dec 2014
Uniqlo recorded sales growth at its Japanese stores in November, thanks to promotions related to the casual clothing brand's 30th anniversary.
| 12 Nov 2014
Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to expand into Belgium by opening its first store in Antwerp in autumn next year.
| 4 Nov 2014
Casual clothing retailer Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores rise in October as cooler temperatures boosted sales of seasonal autumn and winter clothing.
| 19 Jan 2015
One of the most popular reports published on just-style each year is our annual briefing on apparel industry issues to watch in the year ahead. And for 2015 we have again asked leading executives for their feedback on the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge.
| 11 Mar 2014
just-style turned the spotlight on Ethiopia last week, marking the release of a new research report looking at the country's emerging apparel and textile industry with additional insights into its rising potential for sourcing garments.
- VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing
- Euro decline weighs on Turkish clothing industry
- G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim
- Mexico makers see rise in exports and local demand
- Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?
- Metallised thread for "revolutionary" RFID tag
- UK retailers to answer over human trafficking
- Manufacturing in China falls to 15-month low
- LF Corp to streamline planning and sourcing
- Millennials "changing the game" for hosiery
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Global Database of the Top 1000 Apparel Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, and Contact Details
- Management briefing: Factory safety and auditing: The key challenges
- Global market review of workwear - forecasts to 2019
- Sustainable Textiles for Apparel: Fact, Fiction and Future Prospects