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Retailers react to India forced labour allegations

A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M b...

Sainsbury's reaps benefits of clothing investments

Sainsbury's is now reaping the benefits of the investment it has made in its clothing division, an analyst has said, after the UK retailer t...

Sainsbury's Q1 results: What the analysts say

UK retailer Sainsbury's this morning (11 June) issued its first-quarter trading update, in which it revealed that its clothing business cont...

Turkey sets sights on sourcing business from Asia

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to di...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Ranjan Mahtani, CEO, Epic Group 28 Feb 2012

Leonie Barrie

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.


Speaking with style: Ben Eavis, Sainsbury’s 3 Sep 2010

Ben Cooper

Corporate sustainability is seen by sceptics as too often being 'more talk than action'. Ben Eavis, head of corporate responsibility at Sainsbury’s, spoke with Ben Cooper about how the various steering groups, reporting processes and stakeholder discussions at Sainsbury's facilitate action rather being an end in their own right.

Latest News

Sainsbury's clothing a bright spot in Q2 trading 1 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Sainsbury's has said its clothing business continues to perform strongly as the UK retail group revealed a decline in second-quarter sales hurt by significant pricing activity and food price deflation.


Quality and sourcing help shield Sainsbury's 1 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Sainsbury's focus on product quality and sourcing standards could help it reclaim ground as consumer finances begin to steadily improve, analysts believe. However, the retailer also has much to do after revealing a decline in second-quarter like-for-like sales.


Sainsbury's UK favourite fashion retailer 17 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.


High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS 5 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.


Top stories this week on just-style... 13 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include Gap's plans to source clothing from Burma/Myanmar, an analysis on Sainsbury's reaping the benefits of its investment in clothing, and a snapshot of the Mauritian textile and apparel industry.

Latest blogs

Retailers continue to be challenged over Christmas 13 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

Results on the performance of apparel retailers over the key Christmas shopping season are continuing to trickle through, with figures released last week showing that December proved to be a challenging month for those in the US.

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