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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 70 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence

Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote taking place tomorrow (18 September), retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term...

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...

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

John Lewis sets sustainable cotton target 27 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

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.


Supply chain investment ongoing at John Lewis 12 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

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.


John Lewis hails market beating Christmas results 5 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Department store retailer John Lewis delivered a market beating performance during the Christmas trading period, with the standout being strong Black Friday sales


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora 23 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

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.


Lacoste joins ban on angora 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.

Latest blogs

World Retail Congress 2014 28 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

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.


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.

Company research

Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013

Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013

This report provides an update of business news in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; company rebranding; company restructuring; corporate social responsibility (CSR); fi...

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Global apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2013

Global apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2013

This report provides an update of business news in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; international trade policy...

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Amazon Annual Update - UK Apparel 2014

Amazon Annual Update - UK Apparel 2014

Our new Amazon Annual Best seller reports are available on a consultancy basis and deeply mine our own Amazon Trackers research and employ some unique in house modeling techniques. Harnessing insights...

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