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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 60 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

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...

Uniqlo price hike may restore profit margins

Uniqlo, operated by Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing, has confirmed plans to hike its prices this year, blaming a weaker yen. The count...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Andrew Lo, CEO, Crystal Group 31 Aug 2012

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based Crystal Group is one of Asia's largest apparel manufacturers, producing more than 230m garments a year for customers including Victoria's Secret, Levi's, A&F, H&M, M&S, Uniqlo, JC Penney and Gap. Here CEO Andrew Lo talks to just-style about supply chain consolidation, productivity, setting up offshore factories, and why big is better when it comes to building a competitive edge.

Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

Latest News

Fast Retailing vows to improve factory conditions 16 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has pledged to improve working conditions at its supplier factories in China, following allegations of "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two manufacturers making clothes for its Uniqlo brand.

Top stories this week on just-style... 16 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into Myanmar's garment sector, political tensions raising risks to Bangladesh's read-made garment industry, and a comment on online apparel retailing.

Uniqlo suppliers criticised for unsafe factories 13 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Japan's Fast Retailing is to review its processes for monitoring supplier factories after an investigation exposed "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two facilities in China making Uniqlo clothes.

Fast Retailing Q1 profit rises 64% 8 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Fast Retailing recorded a strong start to the financial year with surges in first-quarter revenue and profit across its Japanese and international businesses.

Uniqlo debuts water-repellent ultra light down 6 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has launched its first water-repellent Ultra Light Down as part of an expanded line of jackets and compact down for spring.

Latest blogs

A year of challenges and opportunities 19 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

One of the most popular reports published on just-style each year is our annual briefing on apparel industry issues to watch in the year ahead. And for 2015 we have again asked leading executives for their feedback on the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge.

Company research

Uniqlo Singapore Pte Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

Uniqlo Singapore Pte Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)

Uniqlo Singapore Pte Ltd strives to create world-class products of the highest quality. Its emphasis on quality led to various collaborations with companies such as TORAY to produce comfortable yet af...

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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Taiwan

Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in Taiwan

Well-known global mass brands, in particular Uniqlo, have proven to be the most important factor impacting the channel in 2013. Uniqlo has been the outstanding performer amongst these global mass bran...

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Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Japan)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Japan)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd aims to strengthen its position overseas to become the world’s number one apparel manufacturer and retailer. The company announced that it has a target to achieve annual group sa...

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