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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...

Making clothes should never mean life or death

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 w...

Garment size and fit a "moving target"

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consum...

Meeting challenges of the children's wear market

A recent seminar looking at specific challenges facing the children's wear market concluded that weight and waist sizes are a better indicat...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Andy Dunkley, CEO, Lee Cooper 13 Aug 2013

Petah Marian

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.

Latest News

Benetton defends its position on Bangladesh 3 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

Italian fashion firm Benetton has moved to defend its position on Bangladesh following accusations it has violated terms of the Accord and is dragging its feet over paying into the compensation fund.


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.


Retailers failing supply chain workers says study 31 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

European retailers including Debenhams, Matalan and North Face are failing workers in their supply chain by not paying a living wage, according to a new brand survey.


Former Mulberry exec named Nicole Farhi chief 31 Mar 2014

Katie Smith

Former Pringle, Mulberry and Tanner Krolle executive, Martin Mason, has been named chief executive of upmarket British fashion brand Nicole Farhi, with effect from 1 April.


Bangladesh aid call stepped up as funds fall short 26 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Campaigners are stepping up their calls for brands to pay into the Rana Plaza compensation fund after it was revealed to just-style that less than 20% of the amount required to make payments to all workers has so far been received.

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