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Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China

Mexico's shoe industry continues to blame its woes on China - demanding the government act to quell a flood of imports which trade leaders s...

Progress needed on supply chain living wage

A new report suggests retailers are still failing workers in their supply chains by not paying a living wage. The survey, which aims to prov...

Zero discharge group forging solidly towards goals

Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective he...

Can you choose your productivity philosophy?

The pressure for higher wages and better working conditions looks unstoppable – and is being accompanied by a wave of new initiatives aimed...

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

H&M and Inditex to eliminate forest-based viscose 3 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Two of the world's largest fashion companies, H&M and Inditex, have set out new sourcing commitments to ensure the rayon and viscose fabrics used in their clothes is not derived from ancient and endangered forests.


North Face firm on commitment to supplier wages 2 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The North Face says it remains committed to ensuring its suppliers meet the group's ethical standards despite a report accusing the outdoor wear brand of failing workers by not paying a living wage.


Retailers failing supply chain workers says study 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

European retailers including Debenhams, Matalan and North Face are failing workers in their supply chain by not paying a living wage, according to a new brand survey.


Bangladesh aid call stepped up as funds fall short 26 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.


H&M and Kering to speak at sustainability summit 24 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

Executives from H&M, Kering and the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety are among the speakers lined up for this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Latest blogs

Progress still lags on a living wage 7 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The biggest news from just-style last week was the rollout of our new-look site. It has been redesigned to make it easier to find the key content that you need, whether you're reading it on a desktop computer or on a portable device such as a cell phone or tablet.

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