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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...

Responsive supply chain key to Gap's growth plans

US clothing giant Gap Inc has set its sights on growing operating margin beyond 13%, as it looks to gain a larger share of the US$1.4 trilli...

Teen retail being rocked by fast fashion headwinds

The popularity of fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara has changed the way consumers shop for value on a global basis. An...

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

Uniqlo to expand into Belgium with first store 12 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to expand into Belgium by opening its first store in Antwerp in autumn next year.

Cooler weather warms up Uniqlo October sales 4 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Casual clothing retailer Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores rise in October as cooler temperatures boosted sales of seasonal autumn and winter clothing.

Fast Retailing FY profit hit by J Brand charge 9 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing recorded a double-digit decline in full-year net profit thanks to continued losses for its J Brand business.

Uniqlo September sales boosted by cooler weather 2 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked a double-digit increase in September sales at its Japanese stores as cooler weather boosted demand for autumn clothing.

Uniqlo to expand kids & baby line by 50% 25 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has revealed plans to expand its kids and babies' line by 50%, as it launches the brand's new season range.

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