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Common themes unite Inditex and H&M supply chains

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 marke...

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...


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.


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.


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.


Katie Smith | 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.

Latest Interviews

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.


just-style.com | 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.

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Beth Wright | 24 Aug 2016

Fast fashion retailer Zara USA has been hit with a US$5m lawsuit that claims the chain has been allegedly duping US consumers with misleading price tags.


Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 2016

Spanish retail giant Inditex is set to see the largest growth from its domestic market by 2020, analysts believe, thanks to its mixture of fast fashion and premium brands.


Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 2016

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2016

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has published a list of its global direct and indirect wet processing suppliers, after being commended by Greenpeace for its "exemplary" approach to transparency.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2016

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, revealed a strong performance in its first-quarter thanks to its geographic expansion and sales growth across all regions. 


Leonie Barrie | 25 May 2016

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 2016

Inditex has renewed an agreement that sees trade union experts employed across the fashion retailer's global supply chain to help with the implementation of labour rights.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2016

Plans to create a national trade union network for workers in Inditex's Vietnamese supply chain have taken a step forward as part of a global framework agreement (GFA) between the Spanish retail giant and IndustriAll. 


Katie Smith | 9 Mar 2016

Analysts remain upbeat that Inditex, owner of the Zara, Pull & Bear, and Massimo Dutti brands, can deliver double-digit earnings growth in the medium term, after annual sales and profit increased 15%.


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 | 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.


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 | 10 Dec 2015

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has booked strong double-digit net profit and sales increases for the first nine months of the year, thanks to what one analyst has described as "the strongest business model in apparel."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 28 Aug 2014

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


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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