More than 70 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...
Internet pureplays like Asos are gaining the most share in the UK apparel market year-on-year, new data shows, while general stores are losi...
| 22 Jun 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 10 Dec 2014
As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 26 Jan 2015
Spanish clothing retailer Inditex has promoted Iñigo de Llano to the position of managing director of its UK and Ireland operations.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 8 Jul 2014
Spanish retail giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain, has renewed a "ground-breaking" agreement designed to monitor and track the retail supply chain.
| 30 Jun 2014
Retailer Marks & Spencer is shuffling the responsibilities of its executive team in a move that highlights the growing importance of its online and international businesses.
| 11 Jun 2014
Spanish retailer Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion chain, has revealed first-quarter earnings that came in above analyst expectations thanks to better than anticipated cost control.
| 28 Aug 2014
Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.
| 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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