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Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

Education and training key to 'Made in UK' growth

UK textile and apparel executives met in London last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities suppliers and retailers face by manufa...

Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in...

The reality of manufacturing fashion in the UK

The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But accord...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

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.

Speaking with style: John Miln, CEO of UKFT 31 Oct 2012

Petah Marian

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.

Latest News

Hobbs taps John Lewis' Lustman as CEO 17 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

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.

Shop Direct hires first fashion director from Gap 20 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.

Connolly to take on John Lewis fashion buying role 10 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

UK department store retailer John Lewis has confirmed the promotion of Ed Connolly as buying director for fashion, replacing Meg Lustman.

Alvanon brings "Fashion Fit Movement" to UK 2 Jun 2014

Katie Smith

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.

Software tool to help FitFlop product development 29 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

'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.

Latest blogs

John Lewis retains UK's best retailer title 29 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

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.

Cyber Monday crosses the Atlantic 2 Dec 2013

Katie Smith

Cyber Monday - the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US when shoppers hit the internet to search for the best deals and discounts - has crossed the Atlantic to the UK.

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