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Leather fashion – A changing landscape

A key component widely used alongside textiles in the clothing and footwear industry, the landscape for leather is undergoing a degree of ch...

Michelle Russell | 26 Oct 2015

Plans for a single industry-wide global standard for auditing social and labour performance in apparel supply chains could solve the long-standing issue of audit fatigue – as well as providing an opportunity to improve transparency and invest more in factory safety and ethics.

Leonie Barrie | 8 Oct 2015

As the world’s two largest fast fashion retailers, it’s no surprise that Inditex and H&M continue to outperform their peers with their market-leading supply chains - or that common themes unite all the top European supply chain companies.

Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.

Katie Smith | 20 Aug 2015

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double the rate of apparel spend overall. Which means retailers need to have a strong digital presence and sophisticated product delivery in order to benefit, according to new research.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2014

The latest sustainability report released earlier this month by Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz highlights the group's achievements over the last year. Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M, spoke with just-style about the company's major milestones, including closed loop clothing, collaboration, and the group's African sourcing plans.

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

Katie Smith | 8 Feb 2016

With support from Swedish fashion giant H&M, a new industrial relations project has launched in Ethiopia with the aim of improving the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry. 

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2016

Price competition between fast fashion retailers Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Primark has now reached an equilibrium in the UK, according to an analyst evaluation, with Primark's prices now consistently around 60% lower than that of its rival. 

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2016

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has joined forces with conservation and environmental advocacy group WWF to publish two investigative reports supporting strong action on water and good water governance in Bangladesh.

Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2016

Labour rights groups say they are "disturbed" after a fire that broke out yesterday (2 February) at a Bangladesh garment factory supplying fashion retailers H&M and JC Penney that was "on track" with remedial action following an inspection by the US-based Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.

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.

Michelle Russell | 1 Feb 2016

Fashion retailers Next Plc and H&M have admitted to finding Syrian refugee children working in their supplier factories in Turkey, prompting calls for other brands to take a closer look at their supply chains to take action to ensure minors are not being exploited.

Michelle Russell | 28 Jan 2016

Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has reported what analysts have described as "disappointing" fourth-quarter figures as margins and profit were hit by weaker sales in Europe and North America. 

Katie Smith | 15 Jan 2016

Swedish fashion giant H&M has become the second company to achieve its goal to only use down in its products that comes from farms certified according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). 

Katie Smith | 15 Jan 2016

Swedish fashion giant H&M has posted a double-digit increase in sales for December, exceeding analyst forecasts and marking the 33rd consecutive month of growth. 

Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2016

A global framework agreement, initiated by H&M and the IndustriAll global union, has succeeded in helping to reinstate sacked workers at garment factories in Myanmar and Pakistan just months after coming into force.

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 | 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 | 15 Dec 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M has booked a double-digit rise in fourth-quarter sales, but blamed unseasonably mild weather for contributing to a slowdown in November sales growth. 

Katie Smith | 16 Nov 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M booked double-digit sales growth in October for the second month in a row, marking its 31st consecutive month of growth. 

Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 2015

Swedish fashion retail giant H&M has pledged to improve labour rights for 1.6m garment workers at its supplier factories – in a move that should also contribute to the creation of more stable sourcing markets.

Katie Smith | 15 Oct 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M has bounced back from weak sales growth in August to book a double-digit increase in September.  

Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

French fashion retailer The Kooples is being urged to stop selling angora and fur products in light of a new investigation which is said to have exposed “shocking” conditions at Chinese farms. 

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.

Michelle Russell | 6 Oct 2015

Swedish fashion retail giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has opened its first store in India.

Leonie Barrie | 2 Oct 2015

Fashion retailer H&M has been criticised by labour rights groups for potentially endangering hundreds of workers at its supplier factories Bangladesh because they have fallen behind on fire and building safety repairs.

Michelle Russell | 1 Oct 2015

Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is suing US fashion label Forever 21 over copyright infringement.

Michelle Russell | 30 Sep 2015

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) says it will be able to make a "hands-on" contribution to a new US$5.4m initiative to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in Bangladesh, thanks to its experience in the country's apparel and textile sector.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2015

Nike and Wal-Mart have used the annual Climate Week in New York to pledge to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy, joining H&M and M&S as part of the RE100 campaign.

Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2015

just-style has just launched an exciting offer for registered members: A full-year subscription with a saving of over one third on the usual price AND a free, 33-page report on how to develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy, by vendor, country and overseas representation.

Company research

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

The company is expected to develop its strong brand name in Singapore by widening its product portfolio and retail presence. As a multinational company catering especially to the younger generation, t...

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Mexico)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Apparel and Footwear (Mexico)

H&M aims to replicate its international success in Mexico due to the increasing interest in fashion and apparel amongst Mexican consumers. The outstanding performance of the first flagship store in Me...

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H&M Hennes & Mauritz Sverige AB in Retailing (Sweden)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz Sverige AB in Retailing (Sweden)

H&M Hennes & Mauritz Sverige AB is looking both for growth in its existing outlets as well as expanding its network in Sweden. Its focus will lie on maintaining its image of offering fashionable desig...

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