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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...

Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in...


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.


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.


Ashma Kunde | 3 Oct 2013

Valued at US$87.0bn, the Middle East and African apparel market accounted for just 5% of total global apparel value sales in 2012. Nonetheless, it was the second fastest growing region globally in 2012, following Latin America, and is a valuable area of consideration for mass and luxury fashion brands alike, according to Euromonitor International.


Ashma Kunde | 5 Sep 2013

Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilience to the financial turmoil which has plagued much of the northern hemisphere has proved to be a key attraction for international retailers, according to Euromonitor International.

Latest Interviews

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.


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

Beth Wright | 21 Jul 2016

A number of UK-based high street brands including Primark, Topshop and Asos, have pledged to keep down out of all their future collections in the wake of an investigation which exposed violations at goose farms in China.


Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2016

British fashion retailer Topshop is hoping to discover new wearable technology products that it can sell in its stores after launching a programme to find entrepreneurs with innovative ideas.


Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2015

UK retail giant Arcadia Group said ensuring it has a well-audited supply chain will remain a priority as it revealed an increase in earnings for the full year, but a decline in like-for-like sales. 


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.


Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2014

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


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.


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.


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 ShangPin.com.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2014

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.

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Global Apparel Markets: Business Update - 4th Quarter 2014

Global Apparel Markets: Business Update - 4th Quarter 2014

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial re...

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