11 December 2013
Spanish fashion retailer Inditex has reported a 1% rise in net profit during the first nine months of its financial year, helped by online growth and store expansion.
9 December 2013
What a difference a year makes for garment-making countries. While some were crippled by ongoing unrest, deadly factory fires and natural disasters, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.
6 December 2013
More than 100 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
3 December 2013
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz has been given the go-ahead to open 50 single-brand retail stores in India with an investment of INR7.2m (US$115.5m).
29 November 2013
Eleven people, including a six-year-old boy, are said to have died during this year's cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, according to a new report.
13 November 2013
Despite a decision eight years ago by Japanese brands and retailers to cut the amount of clothing sourced from China, garment imports from the country are on the rise. Mike Flanagan believes the reasons should resonate with buyers in the US and EU too.
8 November 2013
News that the minimum monthly wage for Bangladeshi garment workers is set to rise by 77% has surprised labour leaders - who say that as far as it they are concerned, discussions are still on-going.
29 October 2013
Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit has appointed Rafael Pastor Espuch as its new chief product officer, replacing Melody Harris-Jensbach, who resigned last week.
24 October 2013
Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.
17 October 2013
Faced with ongoing international criticism and a ban on the use of Uzbek cotton by more than 136 international apparel brands and retailers, the country's government is for the first time allowing the International Labor Organization (ILO) to carry out inspections during the 2013 cotton harvest.
9 October 2013
The safety of Bangladesh's textile and garment industry has been called into question again today (9 October) after at least seven people were killed in a fire at a fabric factory at Sreepur in the district of Gazipur, around 40km north of Dhaka.
4 October 2013
Business opportunities and commercial challenges facing fashion firms in Latin America will be the focus of a one-day conference taking place later this month.
3 October 2013
Details of nearly 1,600 Bangladesh factories used by more than 90 leading fashion retailers and brands have been released today (3 October) as part of a commitment to improve safety and transparency in the country's garment industry.
30 September 2013
Inditex-owned fashion brand Massimo Dutti has been given the go-ahead to sell its clothing, apparel, footwear and accessories in India.
27 September 2013
Italian high-end textile manufacturer Canepa SpA has made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain by 2020 - becoming, it claims, the first textile company in the world to join Greenpeace's Detox campaign.
24 September 2013
Fashion retailer C&A leads two top 10 lists charting organic cotton use, drawn up by non-for-profit organisation Textile Exchange in its 2012 Market Report.
18 September 2013
As the focus in Bangladesh shifts to compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent garment factory tragedies, an intriguing issue is coming to the fore: who, exactly, is culpable? While the factory owners and their current customers are obvious targets, what about retailers and brands who might have sourced there in the past? asks Petah Marian.
18 September 2013
Spanish retailer Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion chain, has seen its net profit edge up over the first half on rising sales.
9 September 2013
Talks taking place this week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of recent tragedies in Bangladesh will be attended by 12 brands - but more than 20 others are accused of avoiding the issue.
6 September 2013
As part of efforts to speed implementation of its scheme to improve safety in the country's ready-made garment industry, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has hired an interim executive director.
3 September 2013
Inditex-owned fashion brand Massimo Dutti has reportedly had its application to enter India accepted by the country's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).
29 August 2013
UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has hired former Zara executive Florence De Boosere as global director for store environment and product presentation.
22 August 2013
Far from marking the beginning of the end for Bangladesh's garment export sector, recent tragedies have set the industry on a course that could see it evolve into a world-class player, executives have told just style. And more than that, the changes underway could also redefine the apparel supply chain of the future.
16 August 2013
Inditex co-founder and Spain's richest woman Rosalia Mera has died at the age of 69.
2 August 2013
Environmental concerns focus on a range of pollutants in that water, from pesticides on cotton fields to dust storms caused by overgrazing in Inner Mongolia by cashmere goats.
1 August 2013
Eastern Europe was one of the world's biggest opportunities for apparel retailers in 2012. But despite the region's overall glowing prospects compared to its Western European counterpart, closer analysis by Euromonitor International highlights a marked intra-regional divergence.
15 July 2013
Faced with an opportunity to change the course of events by getting Gap to sign up to the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh, an online petition and social media campaign made little difference to the company's stance - or its sales. As Mike Flanagan asks: Does social media matter only if concerned with things that don't?
11 July 2013
Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.
8 July 2013
The group of 70 retailers and brands that have signed up to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have agreed to inspect all of their supplier factories in the country within the next nine months.
3 July 2013
Spanish retail group Inditex is in the process of rolling out a new store image for its off-price brand Lefties - but has denied that it will relaunch the whole chain.