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China tightens on corporate social responsibility

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environm...

Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described...

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...

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

Converse trademark suit targets 31 rivals 15 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Nike-owned footwear business Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes.


Nike Golf president Cindy Davis retires 9 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc is searching for a new president for its Nike Golf unit after Cindy Davis announced her decision to retire.


Top stories this week on just-style... 3 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include plans by China's Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co to invest US$500m in an Ethiopian textile plant, the views of Li & Fung's chairman on China's efforts to grow its domestic consumption, and first results from a study into health and productivity of Cambodian garment workers.


Adidas to buy back shares worth EUR1.5bn 1 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group has said it plans to return up to EUR1.5bn (US$1.89bn) to its shareholders over the next three years.


Turnaround specialist to lead American Apparel 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Struggling retailer American Apparel has hired turnaround specialist Scott Brubaker as its interim chief executive officer.

Latest blogs

Crystal Group looks at long-term growth 30 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

In an exclusive interview published on just-style last week, Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group, talks about the challenges of building the business for long-term growth, and ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals.


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.

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