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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

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.


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

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.


ETI revises labour code clause on working hours 3 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Workers in global supply chains should not be asked to work more than 60 hours per week, according to a revised clause in the labour code drawn up by an alliance of companies that includes Tesco, Asda, M&S, Next, New Look, Primark and Zara.


North Face firm on commitment to supplier wages 2 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The North Face says it remains committed to ensuring its suppliers meet the group's ethical standards despite a report accusing the outdoor wear brand of failing workers by not paying a living wage.


M&S overseas business set for "robust" growth 2 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Marks & Spencer's international division is set to deliver "robust incremental growth", analysts believe, after the UK retailer unveiled plans to open 250 new stores over the next three years.

Latest blogs

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.


M&S unveils new magazine style website 19 Feb 2014

Katie Smith

Retailer Marks & Spencer has unveiled its new magazine style website, promising to be "brighter, bolder, better" with a raft of new ideas and inspiration for its customers.

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