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PSF 2014: No one size fits all in apparel sourcing

Even though China continues to play a pivotal role as an apparel supplier, interest in alternative sources continues to dominate industry di...

M&S trading update: What the analysts say

Marks & Spencer would seem to have turned a corner after recording a 1.3% increase in fourth-quarter clothing sales. But analysts believe th...

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...

Analysis: Is the UK reshoring tide on the turn?

There has been a lot of talk about reshoring as one of the emerging manufacturing trends of the future, but as yet little robust evidence ha...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories 20 Feb 2014

Kitty So

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

Better Cotton approves spend for 50 projects 23 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Investors of the Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP) have approved spending of nearly EUR10m (US$13.8m) for 50 Better Cotton projects this year.


Bagir Group IPO raises GBP20m to support growth 22 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Suit maker Bagir Group Ltd plans to pay down its debt and invest in its Ethiopian production facility after raising GBP20m (US$33.4m) in an IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) earlier this month.


Reliance Retail FY sales up 34% 22 Apr 2014

Richard Woodard

India’s Reliance Retail posted a 34% revenue rise in the year to 31 March, boosted by the opening of more than 200 new stores and robust like-for-like sales growth.


Adidas plans mobile phone hotline at all suppliers 11 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

The use of mobile phones to monitor workers in apparel supply chains is continuing to gain momentum, with sportswear giant Adidas now planning to roll the service out to all of its suppliers in the next few years.


M&S on road to recovery as Q4 clothing sales grow 10 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Marks & Spencer is "showing some green shoots of recovery", analysts believe, after the UK retailer recorded an increase in clothing sales during the fourth quarter, boosted by its strengthening womenswear business.

Latest blogs

Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.


Political tensions will weigh on Cambodia's growth 15 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

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