6 March 2014
New Look non-executive chairman Alistair McGeorge is to step down after three years at the value fashion retailer.
3 March 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.
28 February 2014
Industry experts this week assembled to share their views on the reality of manufacturing textiles and apparel in Britain. Here is a roundup of some of the comments made at the the ASBCI conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not?'
18 February 2014
The owner of upmarket fashion brand Nicole Farhi is looking to hire a global CEO and marketing director as part of wider plans to drive growth.
21 January 2014
Out-of-town fashion and homeware retailer Matalan recorded a drop in third quarter earnings, despite increasing revenues in the three months to 30 November.
16 January 2014
The reality of manufacturing fashion in Britain is the focus of a new industry conference set to take place at the end of next month.
24 October 2013
Not enough progress has been made on delivering compensation to families and workers affected by the Rana Plaza building collapse, according to a new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign and the International Labour Rights Forum.
14 October 2013
UK fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has issued a full-year profit warning, after warmer weather in September tempered early autumn sales.
18 September 2013
Making Bangladeshi garment factories safe would add US$0.10 to the cost of each garment shipped over the next five years, the country's ambassador to the European Union (EU) said yesterday (17 September).
13 September 2013
Eleven brands and retailers that sourced from the Tazreen Fashion and Rana Plaza factories in Bangladesh have failed to agree compensation payments for victims and survivors, despite taking part in high-level meetings this week.
9 September 2013
UK logistics firm and one of the country's largest garment processors, Advanced Supply Chain (ASC), has invested GBP300,000 (US$470,969) in new finishing facilities at its Halifax site to increase capacity and meet growing demand.
13 August 2013
Andy Dunkley, the CEO of Lee Cooper has set some ambitious targets for the licensed denim brand, with plans for it to double its revenue to US$1bn over the next five years. Dunkley told Petah Marian about the Lee Cooper "family" and its plans at the company's recent licensee conference.
22 July 2013
Upmarket UK fashion retailer Nicole Farhi has been bought out of administration by Maxine Hargreaves-Adams, the daughter of Matalan founder John Hargreaves.
15 July 2013
Jason Hargreaves, the son of Matalan founder John Hargreaves, has been appointed managing director of the UK fashion and homewares retailer following the departure of Darren Blackhurst.
13 June 2013
UK discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan remains cautious in its outlook despite booking a 10.2% increase in full-year earnings.
24 May 2013
Labour rights groups estimate that more than EUR54m (US$71m) in long-term compensation payments are due to victims of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse in Bangladesh last month.
3 May 2013
The most read stories on just-style this week focused on the response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which killed over 400 people. There have been renewed calls for increased worker safety, while Primark, Matalan and Joe Fresh, have all committed compensation for the victims.
2 May 2013
Is Bangladesh is a place where workers are safe to make clothes sold by Western retailers and brands - and is the lure of low costs a risk worth taking? Last week's collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza factory complex has brought these concerns to the fore all over again.
1 May 2013
A group of Western clothing retailers and brands have agreed to a deadline later this month to finalise a fire and building safety plan aimed at preventing industrial disasters like the collapse last week of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh.
30 April 2013
UK fashion retailers Primark and Matalan, as well as Canadian brand Joe Fresh, have all agreed to pay compensation and offer emergency food aid to victims who worked for their suppliers in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building.
19 April 2013
Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.
12 March 2013
The latest issues and innovations in garment sizing and fit will be the focus of a new one-day seminar being organised by the ASBCI (Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry) next month.
6 February 2013
UK discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has parted company with two of its senior directors, including sourcing director Margaret Melville and commercial director Adrian Mountford.
11 January 2013
UK discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan today (11 January) said it remains cautious in its outlook after Christmas revenues slipped 1.5%.
4 January 2013
UK discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has launched a range of women's jeans designed to create a toned silhouette.
21 December 2012
Instead of our regular look at the most read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top stories on just-style in 2012. From Nike's Flyknit seamless running shoes to garment factory strikes, innovation and labour problems were some of the issues that made the headlines.
17 October 2012
Discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan has appointed former Asda chief executive Allan Leighton as chairman, replacing John Mills.
9 July 2012
Discount fashion and homewares retailer Matalan saw first-quarter EBITDA dip, despite sales increasing over the period.
29 March 2012
The administrators of Fenn Wright Mason have sold the business to Maxine Hargreaves-Adams, the daughter of Matalan founder John Hargreaves.
16 March 2012
Matalan is working to "change the DNA" of its brand by ensuring a consistent fit across its ranges, according to the retailer's men's wear technical manager Stephen Scott.