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Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote taking place tomorrow (18 September), retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term...
With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...
| 29 Aug 2014
With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will be in the spotlight. And with water scarcity posing a potential risk to the global cotton industry, the apparel supply chain is being urged to do more to tackle the fibre's huge water footprint.
| 20 Jun 2014
UK textile and apparel executives met in London last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities suppliers and retailers face by manufacturing in the UK. Educating consumers and retailers on what ‘Made in the UK' means for the fashion industry and training the younger generation in manufacturing skills were key themes throughout the conference. Katie Smith reports.
| 13 May 2014
The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.
| 3 Mar 2014
The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But according to industry experts speaking at last week's ASBCI conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not?', there are still challenges to overcome if the 'Made in Britain' movement is to be successful once again. Katie Smith reports.
| 8 May 2014
The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.
| 31 Oct 2012
For all of the hype around a renaissance in British clothing and textile manufacturing, John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), believes that for now at least, it's mostly just talk. He spoke to Petah Marian about the state of UK manufacturing and some of the initiatives being undertaken by the industry body to grow the sector.
| 27 Apr 2015
Department store retailer John Lewis has set a target to buy 25% of its cotton from more sustainable sources by the end of 2015/16 and 50% by the end of 2020/21.
| 12 Mar 2015
Investments in supply chain and systems at John Lewis’s namesake business will exceed that in new stores and refurbishment this year, the department store retailer has revealed, after booking full-year profit and sales growth.
| 5 Jan 2015
Department store retailer John Lewis delivered a market beating performance during the Christmas trading period, with the standout being strong Black Friday sales
| 23 Dec 2014
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.
| 8 Dec 2014
French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.
| 28 Nov 2014
UK department store retailer John Lewis has promoted company executive Loraine Woodhouse to the role of acting group finance director.
| 17 Nov 2014
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its next CFO.
| 29 Oct 2014
UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.
| 7 Oct 2014
The UK department store market has recorded 21.4% growth in the past five years, even though shoppers have abandoned the format in favour of sector specialists and online pureplays.
| 24 Sep 2014
Department store retailer John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director of online product.
| 17 Sep 2014
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.
| 11 Sep 2014
UK retail business The John Lewis Partnership recorded a double-digit first-half profit increase thanks to rising revenues, with online clothing sales a highlight.
| 17 Jul 2014
British women's wear retailer Hobbs has tapped John Lewis' Meg Lustman as its new chief executive officer, following the resignation of Nicky Dulieu earlier this year.
| 20 Jun 2014
Online retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has tapped Gap's European buying director Zoe Matthews as its first fashion director.
| 10 Jun 2014
UK department store retailer John Lewis has confirmed the promotion of Ed Connolly as buying director for fashion, replacing Meg Lustman.
| 2 Jun 2014
As part of efforts to restore fashion skills and manufacturing, fit specialist Alvanon has committed over GBP50,000 (US$83,860) worth of technical fit forms and pattern blocks to a garment manufacturer and training centre in the UK.
| 29 Apr 2014
'Function meets fashion' footwear brand FitFlop has selected Fast React's Vision solution for new product development to help improve its business processes and on-time delivery.
| 8 Apr 2014
Jo Hooper, the head of buying for womenswear at department store retailer John Lewis is stepping down after six years in the role.
| 21 Mar 2014
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed Sir Charlie Mayfield as chair of the trade association from this autumn.
| 6 Mar 2014
UK department store operator John Lewis has recorded an increase in full-year profit, driven by strong online growth and innovation.
| 28 Jan 2014
The UK Government is to more than double its investment in emerging frontier economies, joining forces with leading retailers to improve conditions for garment factory and farm workers.
| 24 Jan 2014
UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.
| 28 Sep 2014
The annual World Retail Congress has returned to Paris this week for three days where the great and the good of the retail industry have converged to discuss the industry climate as we move out of a tough economic climate. New technologies, the rise of omni-channel, innovation and the supply chain of the future will all be discussed.
| 29 Apr 2014
Department store retailer John Lewis has retained the number one spot as the UK's best retailer for customer satisfaction at the Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards.
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