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IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly c...

Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progr...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Tim Wheeler, Jockey International 28 Mar 2013

Leonie Barrie

Overseeing international operations for one of the world's most-recognised brands, Tim Wheeler paints a picture of a business model fine-tuned for success.


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, IAF 6 Sep 2012

Leonie Barrie

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.

Latest News

Cornell University severs ties with VF's JanSport 29 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Cornell University has severed business ties with VF Corp's JanSport brand citing "deep concern" over ongoing issues around worker and factory safety in Bangladesh.


VF rolls out plan to eliminate harmful chemicals 28 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has launched its chemical management programme designed to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals in the supply chain.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.


H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down 21 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.


VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth.

Latest blogs

Will Adidas realign its strategy? 27 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Speculation emerged last week that a group of investors is planning to bid for Adidas Group's Reebok unit, and that a likely sale would enable the German sportswear giant to realign its strategy as a fitness and lifestyle brand.


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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