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Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the co...

Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.


Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

Puvvada to head VF jeans wear innovation centre 19 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has tapped Sudhakar Puvvada to the newly-created role of vice president of its Global Jeanswear Innovation Center.


Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers 18 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.


Sainsbury's UK favourite fashion retailer 17 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.


Wolverine Worldwide appoints Sperry Top-Sider head 16 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has made two management appointments that it says will significantly strengthen the company's brand leadership.


just-style's research roundup 12 Sep 2014

Ellie Morgan

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a global market review of denim and jeanswear, a look at wool's future role in the textile value chain, and a country report on Ethiopia.

Latest blogs

Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress 28 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.

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