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Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposit...

US apparel import data shows China competitiveness

Half-way through the year and US apparel imports are taking shape to give a broader view of the trends so far - including average unit costs...

Organic cotton faces potential supply shortage

Brands and retailers seeking to use more organic cotton in their ranges over the next few years are likely to face a potential supply crisis...

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

Clothing retailers set out case for EU-Vietnam FTA 13 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

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 11 Aug 2014

Katie Smith

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 18 Jul 2014

Liz Hague

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 16 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

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... 11 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

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

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.


Cambodia issues could put country's sourcing status at risk 2 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.

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