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New Look to continue to build global brand

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russ...

Brand issues add to woes for retailer Asos

Just a week after Asos issued its third profit warning this year, reports at the weekend suggested a potential revolt from some of the brand...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 22 Jun 2015

More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Apparel industry not immune from Russia tensions

Michelle Russell | 15 Aug 2014

Retail shares were among the biggest fallers last week as financial markets reacted to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia. While the ban was imposed on food and agricultural imports, the apparel industry is unlikely to be immune from the effects of the standoff, with majors like Adidas already suffering long-standing issues in the country.


New Look halts Russia expansion as tensions rise

Katie Smith | 13 Aug 2014

After booking a "stellar" first-quarter performance, UK value fashion retailer New Look has put the brakes on its expansion into Russia, citing concerns over the worsening political situation in the country.


New Look has "no concerns" about Cambodia

Katie Smith | 3 Jun 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it has no concerns about the working conditions at its supplier factories in Cambodia, with CEO Anders Kristiansen stressing that corporate social responsibility is core to its business.

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities

Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


Speaking with style: Abi Rushton

Joe Ayling | 27 Jun 2011

With 20 years of experience across manufacturing, retail and international development to her name, Abi Rushton is well-placed to help steer apparel sourcing strategies of the future. just-style news editor Joe Ayling found out more in the first part of an extended inteview on the global supply chain.

Latest News

New Look takeover completes

Katie Smith | 30 Jun 2015

South African investment firm Brait has completed its takeover of UK value fashion retailer New Look, and named its CEO John Gnodde as non-executive chairman.


Retailer New Look snapped up for GBP780m

Katie Smith | 15 May 2015

South African investment firm Brait has agreed to acquire a majority stake in New Look for GBP780m (US$1.23bn), valuing the UK value fashion retailer at GBP1.9bn.


New Look tight-lipped on floatation plans

Beth Wright | 23 Feb 2015

UK fashion value retailer New Look is keeping tight-lipped over reports it has recruited JP Morgan to work on options for a flotation, which could value it at GBP2bn (US$3.09bn).


New Look “ready for IPO” as Q3 profit grows

Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2015

New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen has said he believes the UK value fashion retailer is ready for an initial public offering (IPO) after booking a double-digit increase in third-quarter net profit.


Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Jigsaw product director Horspool exits

Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2014

Jigsaw product director Barbara Horspool has left the UK fashion retailer after two years in the role to join clothing and homeware retailer The White Company.


Lacoste joins ban on angora

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


New Look completes Mim sale

Katie Smith | 24 Nov 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has completed the sale of its struggling French retail chain Mim to Main Asia (HK) Ltd, an independent company advised by sourcing giant Asia Global.


New Look reveals Russia exit as H1 profits soar

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look Today (11 November) said it has pulled out of Russia and Ukraine due to political uncertainty, as it recorded an 89.1% jump in first-half profit.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora

Katie Smith | 29 Oct 2014

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Cambodia clothing factory collapse injures eight

Katie Smith | 22 Oct 2014

At least eight workers at a clothing factory in Cambodia's Takeo province have been injured after the floor collapsed yesterday (21 October).


Fashion brands support Cambodia wage rise

Katie Smith | 22 Sep 2014

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


New Look taps Mason as non-exec chairman

Katie Smith | 17 Sep 2014

UK fashion retailer New Look has tapped former Matalan and Levi Strauss executive Paul Mason as its new non-executive chairman.


New Look to sell Mim chain to Main Asia

Katie Smith | 5 Sep 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look is to sell its struggling French retail chain Mim to Main Asia (HK) Ltd, an independent company advised by sourcing giant Asia Global, for an undisclosed sum.


High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS

Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 2014

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.


New Look hails "terrific" Q1 performance

Katie Smith | 12 Aug 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has hailed a better-than-expected 38.4% jump in first-quarter profit as "terrific", driven by higher sales of full-priced product.


Ted Baker “no plans” to stop using wool

Katie Smith | 17 Jul 2014

UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Primark launches investigation after wool probe

Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2014

UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.


PETA urges wool boycott after undercover probe

Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.


Source Summit to focus on 3D sustainability

Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

Helping fashion firms to integrate sustainability into the heart of their businesses, from supply chain to point of sale, will be the focus of this year's Source Summit event in London.


New Look silent on Mim sale talks

Katie Smith | 14 Jul 2014

UK value fashion retailer New Look has refused to be drawn on a report it is in talks with Asia Global over the sale of its struggling French chain Mim.


New Look promotes Barrasso to UK role

Katie Smith | 9 Jun 2014

Value fashion retailer New Look has confirmed the promotion of Danny Barrasso to the newly-created role of UK managing director.

Latest blogs

Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions

Michelle Russell | 18 Aug 2014

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.

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