24 May 2013
A total of 40 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building last month, which killed more than 1,100 people.
15 May 2013
More retailers and brands have joined the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh ahead of the midnight deadline (15 May).
9 May 2013
There has been another fatal fire at a Bangladesh apparel factory, just a fortnight after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building where the death toll has now risen to more than 900.
30 April 2013
Representatives from more than 40 apparel brands and retailers have called for a credible action plan to address workplace safety in the Bangladesh clothing sector as the death toll from last week's Rana Plaza building collapse climbs to 386.
24 April 2013
Malcolm Collins has stepped down as group buying director of footwear, lingerie, nightwear, swimwear and accessories at New Look after 16 years with the UK fashion retailer.
1 March 2013
The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at the challenges Burma faces in becoming a competitive sourcing destination, Under Armour filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against Nike, and Inditex and New Look compensating the families of victims of the Smart Export Garment factory fire.
25 February 2013
The Industriall global trade union federation has described a meeting between stakeholders in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry on Friday (22 February) as "a step forward" after they agreed to work together on workers' rights, minimum wages and fire safety.
25 February 2013
Retailers Inditex and New Look have paid compensation to the families of victims of the Smart Export Garment factory fire, where seven workers lost their lives at the end of January.
4 February 2013
Uncertainty is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the apparel industry in 2013. The economic situation in Europe and the US, a combination of rising production costs and flat prices, the pressure to improve working conditions, a lack of new production centres and low volume growth in fashion all add up to a worrying year.
30 January 2013
Spanish retail group Inditex has suspended two suppliers after it appears that they were illegally subcontracting to the Bangladesh factory that burnt down on Saturday, killing seven people.
28 January 2013
At least seven workers were killed and 50 others injured in a fire that raged through an unlicensed garment factory in Dhaka on Saturday (26 January) - just two months after 112 lost their lives in another apparel factory fire in Bangladesh.
28 January 2013
Labour rights groups have stepped up their calls for retailers and brands buying apparel from Bangladesh to take steps to ensure the safety of workers making their clothes.
18 January 2013
UK discount fashion retailer Primark has today (18 January) confirmed plans to open its first stores in France.
7 January 2013
Fashion retailer New Look has posted a 3.7% increase in UK like-for-like sales over the Christmas period, and says it remains confident the "positive momentum" can be maintained.
5 December 2012
Value fashion retailer New Look has appointed Anders Kristiansen as its new chief executive.
20 November 2012
Value fashion retailer New Look has today (20 November) seen its half-year profits rise 25.2% despite a decline in sales.
30 October 2012
Value fashion retailer New Look has moved to reassure suppliers over its financial position after reports surfaced last week suggesting it was poised to enter administration.
2 October 2012
The feasibility of reviving the UK manufacturing sector and moving garment production back onshore has been a key topic of discussion among British brands and retailers. While niche and high-end firms like cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin and countrywear brand J Barbour & Sons are synonymous with UK-based production, it can also be done for high street brands on a large scale, according to industry experts.
16 July 2012
A new 3D virtual dressing room allowing shoppers to “try on” limitless apparel and accessories has been launched by FaceCake Marketing Technologies.
13 July 2012
French women's wear retail chain Mim is poised to open its first stores outside of Europe with three outlets planned in Morocco, through a partnership agreement with local company, Jacquesther.
29 June 2012
Marks & Spencer has declined to comment on reports that Kate Bostock, its executive director of general merchandise, is set to leave the company.
26 June 2012
UK retailer New Look has said that it will look to shut up to 100 stores and has agreed to delay paying back its debt after it recorded a fall in full-year profits.
29 May 2012
High street fashion retailer New Look has teamed up with Kelly Brook to launch its latest women's wear collection.
24 May 2012
Leading global brands and retailers including H&M, Levi Strauss, Carrefour and Tesco have backed a three-year programme to clean up production in the Bangladeshi garment industry.
2 May 2012
Department store operator John Lewis has begun trialling a virtual fashion mirror at its flagship department store in London.
20 March 2012
Clothing retailer SuperGroup has today (20 March) appointed Susanne Given to the newly created role as chief operating officer and Shaun Wills as chief financial officer.
15 March 2012
Rising costs and pressure on margins will force women's wear retailers to rethink their pricing and sourcing strategies this year, according to new research, with British manufacturing poised to make a comeback.
2 March 2012
New Look confirmed today (2 March) that creative director Barbara Horspool is one of three directors to leave the business, along with head of buying Nicky Wills and head of merchandising David Barton.
12 January 2012
Fast fashion retailer New Look posted sales increases across the board for the crucial five weeks of Christmas trading ended 31 December, with like-for-like UK sales rising 3.6%.
7 December 2011
The latest version of the CIMS multi-channel trading platform from fashion software firm Prologic is said to deliver "significant" performance benefits at a lower cost.