6 December 2013
More than 100 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
12 November 2013
UK value fashion retailer New Look has seen its first-half profit surge 53.5%, thanks to strong revenue growth, a reduction in markdowns and cost savings.
24 October 2013
Dr Martens, the iconic British footwear brand, has been acquired by private equity firm Permira in a deal worth GBP300m (US$484.6m), ending almost a week of speculation.
18 October 2013
Permira Advisers and the owners of the Dr Martens footwear brand have refused to be drawn on a report that the private equity firm is in talks to buy the business.
2 October 2013
Alistair McGeorge is to step back from his role as executive chairman at value fashion retailer New Look and become a non-executive chairman instead.
13 August 2013
UK clothing retailer New Look has seen first quarter profits surge despite cold weather chilling full-priced sales early in the period.
11 July 2013
Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.
17 June 2013
UK supermarket operator Sainsbury's is set to re-launch its Tu clothing range this week as part of efforts to grow its non-food business.
12 June 2013
Online clothing retailer Asos has recorded continued strong growth, driven by good momentum both in the UK and internationally.
4 June 2013
Fast fashion retailer New Look is planning to move into Russia and China after returning to profitability in its full-year results.
4 June 2013
UK value fashion retailer Primark has today (3 June) revealed it will expand into France with the opening of its first store in Marseilles later this year.
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.