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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

FOCUS: Topshop suffers a setback in Japan

Topshop's bid to be a global player has suffered a setback in Japan, where the retailer shuttered its five stores earlier this year. Here Ma...

FOCUS: Topshop suffers a setback in Japan

Magdalena Kondej | 31 Mar 2015

Topshop's bid to be a global player has suffered a setback in Japan, where the retailer shuttered its five stores earlier this year. Here Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel and footwear research at Euromonitor International, looks at the possible reasons why, and asks what happens next?

Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms

Michelle Russell | 13 May 2014

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.

Tesco takes second stab at US market with F&F

Michelle Russell | 17 Apr 2014

Retail behemoth Tesco this week revealed plans to open a chain of F&F clothing franchise stores in the US, marking the group's return to the States following the sale of its Fresh & Easy chain seven months ago. The announcement was shadowed somewhat by the group's second year of falling profits, published a day later. Nonetheless, industry observers believe the move appears to be a logical one, despite the failure of its food venture.

H&M continues to dispel disposable fashion image

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2014

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has had a busy 12 months, including a ramp-up of its sustainability efforts, a 'living wage' project, and a focus on expanding its global presence. While its latest fourth-quarter earnings disappointed the market, the company appears forthright in its ambitions to make 2014 an equally, if not more successful, year for the group.

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: John Miln, CEO of UKFT

Petah Marian | 31 Oct 2012

For all of the hype around a renaissance in British clothing and textile manufacturing, John Miln, CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), believes that for now at least, it's mostly just talk. He spoke to Petah Marian about the state of UK manufacturing and some of the initiatives being undertaken by the industry body to grow the sector.

Interview: Ranjan Mahtani, CEO, Epic Group

Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 2012

Faced with what he describes as a "never-ending battle" against rising costs, Ranjan Mahtani, the CEO of Hong Kong based apparel supplier Epic Group, is in fighting mood. But what is also clear is his concern that the apparel industry's current preoccupation with price leaves it in danger of failing to see an even bigger and more worrying issue: the lack of new supply countries coming through.

Latest News

Concerns over Pakistan's garment sector safety

Katie Smith | 16 Sep 2015

Concerns have been raised over health and safety standards in Pakistan's garment sector, after the roof of a garment factory collapsed killing four workers and injuring 16 others.

BHS losses weigh on Arcadia FY profit

Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2014

Wider losses at BHS have resulted in a double-digit slump in annual profit for UK retailer Arcadia.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.

Topshop teams with Beyoncé for fashion line

Michelle Russell | 29 Oct 2014

American popstar Beyoncé has joined forces with Topshop boss Sir Philip Green to launch a global athletic street wear brand.

China deal signed for Topshop and Miss Selfridge

Michelle Russell | 14 Aug 2014

Retail giant Arcadia Group is to launch its Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands in China through a partnership with online multi-brand retailer

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.

Alvanon brings "Fashion Fit Movement" to UK

Katie Smith | 2 Jun 2014

As part of efforts to restore fashion skills and manufacturing, fit specialist Alvanon has committed over GBP50,000 (US$83,860) worth of technical fit forms and pattern blocks to a garment manufacturer and training centre in the UK.

Arcadia streamlines global sourcing decisions

Katie Smith | 18 Mar 2014

As part of a group-wide global supply chain initiative, UK retail giant Arcadia Group is deploying global trade management software across all its brands and territories.

Hobbs e-commerce chief Amico departs

Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2014

UK clothing retailer Hobbs has confirmed the departure of Gracia Amico, its director of e-commerce.

AllSaints joins ban on angora

Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 2014

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Arcadia Group agrees ban on angora wool

Leonie Barrie | 24 Jan 2014

UK-based retail giant Arcadia Group has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora across its brands, which include Miss Selfridge, Topshop, BHS, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis.

PVH issues ban on angora wool products

Katie Smith | 18 Dec 2013

PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has joined a number of apparel firms in banning the use of angora in all of its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.

Asos, M&S, Next join boycott on angora products

Katie Smith | 16 Dec 2013

Asos, Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Next have become the latest retailers to halt production of angora products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.

Topshop to join sourcing boycott on angora

Katie Smith | 11 Dec 2013

Topshop has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.

Hudson's Bay makes raft of executive promotions

Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 2013

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay has promoted a number of people to senior positions within the company as it shores up its new executive team.

Arcadia full-year profits and sales rise

Katie Smith | 15 Nov 2013

UK fashion retail group Arcadia has reported an increase in full-year profit and sales, despite what the company described as "challenging global economic conditions".

Uniqlo to open first Australia store next year

Katie Smith | 30 Sep 2013

Japanese casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to open its first store in Australia next spring as part of its ongoing international expansion efforts.

UK clothing retailers urged to back living wage

Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 2013

The countdown to London Fashion Week is being used by labour campaigners and the leader of a Bangladeshi garment union to battle for a living wage for factory workers.

Arcadia Group e-commerce head Tait exits

Katie Smith | 6 Sep 2013

Fashion retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce head Alex Tait.

Nordstrom extends Topshop, Topman partnership

Katie Smith | 29 Aug 2013

US-based upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is extending its partnership with UK retail group Arcadia, by adding Topshop clothing into 28 of its stores and Topman into eight stores from next month.

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