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Millennials to separate apparel winners and losers

Millennial consumers are coming of age, with UK forecasts suggesting their spending on fashion over the next five years will grow at double...

Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 22 Sep 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.

Internet pureplays winning in UK apparel space

Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2015

Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losing out.

Online apparel retailing: Amazon-ly unviable?

Mike Flanagan | 12 Jan 2015

Despite the hype, it's amazing how insignificant the internet is on the garment trade, writes Mike Flanagan. While every clothing brand and retailer uses the web for moving, receiving and monitoring information, relatively few clothes are sold this way.

Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

Leonie Barrie | 19 Dec 2014

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginning. Access to low-cost finance is one of the main challenges facing firms going forward, but so too is a shift in mindset - with a greater focus on worker training seen as key to creating lasting change.

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Isak Halfon, Mango

Ivan Castano Freeman | 14 Aug 2010

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

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

Inditex delivers “strong” 26% H1 profit hike

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 2015

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has revealed what analysts have described as a “strong” set of first-half results with double-digit sales and profit gains.

Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO

Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2015

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.

Bestseller joins angora wool ban

Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in its products as it works to tighten its animal welfare policy.

Higher sales and margins boost Inditex Q1

Katie Smith | 10 Jun 2015

Spanish clothing giant Inditex beat market expectations with a 28% increase in first-quarter net profit, thanks to better-than-expected like-for-like sales and margin expansion.

Speed key for Inditex with new data centre

Michelle Russell | 9 Jun 2015

Inditex has opened a technology centre at its headquarters in the Spanish city of La Coruña that will enable the clothing giant to move faster and be more efficient with its collections between seasons.

G-Star joins forest-free viscose commitment

Katie Smith | 5 Jun 2015

Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.

Zara rebuts labour rights violation claims

Richard Woodard | 14 May 2015

Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its supply chain in Brazil.

Inditex beats forecasts with 5% FY profit rise

Richard Woodard | 18 Mar 2015

Retail clothing giant Inditex marginally beat market expectations with a 5% boost to full-year net profit, while group revenues were up 8% on last year.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 13 Feb 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Nike's 'game-changing' training shoe, a roundup of January sales from US apparel retailers, and an insight on the challenges and opportunities for growth in the UK's textile and clothing industry.

Inditex appoints de Llano as UK MD

Michelle Russell | 26 Jan 2015

Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has promoted Iñigo de Llano to the position of managing director of its UK and Ireland operations.

Inditex books "strong" 9-month performance

Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2014

Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has delivered a "strong" set of third-quarter results, one analyst believes, and reflects the strength of its business model.

Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy fibre initiative

Richard Woodard | 29 Oct 2014

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.

Fashion brands support Cambodia wage rise

Katie Smith | 22 Sep 2014

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

Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2014

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

Michelle Russell | 16 Sep 2014

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

Katie Smith | 9 Sep 2014

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

Richard Woodard | 3 Sep 2014

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.

Clothing retailers set out case for EU-Vietnam FTA

Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 2014

A group of European retail clothing brands is calling for the elimination of duties on apparel, along with more flexible rules of origin, as part of the free-trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam.

Safety pacts "not part" of Ralph Lauren strategy

Katie Smith | 11 Aug 2014

Luxury apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corporation has said becoming a member of one of two groups working to improve safety and working conditions in Bangladesh's textile industry is "not part" of its strategy.

just-style's research roundup

Liz Hague | 18 Jul 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a case study of US fashion apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters, a global review of denim and jeanswear, and a country report of Vietnam.

Inditex to speed up supply chain with RFID

Katie Smith | 16 Jul 2014

Spanish retail giant Inditex is to implement radio frequency garment identification (RFID) technology into all of its stores in a bid speed up its supply chain processes.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 11 Jul 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include June's UK clothing retail prices falling to their lowest level since 2006, Inditex renewing an agreement to monitor its supply chain, and a look at the decline in US apparel imports in May.

Latest blogs

Zara under fire over "Holocaust" T-shirt

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

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

Sourcing trends show fluctuating fortunes

Leonie Barrie | 14 Jul 2014

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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