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Vietnam surges ahead in US apparel import gains

Spurred on by the back-to-school season and fears of potential disruption to shipments of holiday merchandise amid the dockworkers contract...

IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly c...

Brand issues add to woes for retailer Asos

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brand...

China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Isak Halfon, Mango 14 Aug 2010

Ivan Castano Freeman

It may be ten times smaller than archrival Inditex (owner of the Zara stores) but Spanish women's fashion chain Mango is nearly as well known, thanks to clever adverts featuring glamorous movie stars and a relentless expansion which has taken it to 100 countries in recent years. And there is room for more - much more - growth, expansion director and board member Isak Halfon tells just-style.


Speaking with style: Alex Cara, Cortefiel 26 Mar 2009

just-style.com

Spain’s armada of fashion retailers has taken the world’s high streets by storm with Inditex becoming the largest such enterprise and smaller rivals such as Mango rushing to gain domination. Not to be outdone, Madrid-based Cortefiel Group has drafted its own ambitious expansion with plans to roll out 440 franchised stores in the next five years to operate over 2,000 shops. Speaking to just-style, franchise director Alex Cara outlines the strategy and explains how Cortefiel plans to stay competitive in coming years.

Latest News

Fashion brands support Cambodia wage rise 22 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


Inditex books "strong" H1 despite sales decline 17 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Spanish retailer Inditex delivered a "strong" set of first-half results as better cost control offset weaker gross margin, according to one analyst, despite a drop in sales.


Analysts voice disappointment with Asos result 16 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Analysts have voiced their disappointment at the latest Asos trading update, which saw the online fashion retailer lower its full-year profit forecast.


Rana Plaza Trust Fund awards $1.4m to victims 9 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The International Labour Organization-backed fund for victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy has distributed BDT108m (US$1.4m) to 700 cases.


Latin America unions aim to build global framework 3 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Trade union leaders from Latin America’s textile, garment, footwear and leather sectors have met to discuss how to use international connections to build union power.

Latest blogs

Zara under fire over "Holocaust" T-shirt 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.


Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes 14 Jul 2014

Leonie Barrie

Despite forecasts suggesting US imports would continue to rise in May - in part to offset the threat of possible industrial action and disruption at major West Coast container ports this summer - the latest data in fact shows apparel imports were down year-on-year.

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