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CEO Mark Parker described the passing of the TPA as “an important step” IN THE MONEY: Nike reaffirms US production commitment 29 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a number of key pieces of US trade legislation last week.


Michael Kobori, Levi StraussINTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


H&M has warned of a "very negative" impact from higher purchasing costsIN THE MONEY: H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact 26 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.


Efforts have been welcomed to improve labour rights and conditions in Myanmar’s garment manufacturing industryGap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform 24 Jun 15

Jessica Mudditt

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Competition law concerns are among the obstacles standing in the way of real progress on living wagesClarity on competition law and living wages 24 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Continuing its efforts to tackle the key issues preventing progress towards the payment of living wages in the garment supply chain, the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) has now turned its attention to the issue of competition law.


The fashion industry is changing as technology transforms the retail spaceCan technology shape a sustainable fashion future? 23 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

New technologies ranging from waterless dyeing to 3D printing and supply chain mapping tools have the potential to help fashion and footwear firms make smarter sustainable choices - but only if they fully embrace and understand their potential.


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President Obama’s trade agenda took a major step forward yesterday (24 June) after the US Senate passed fast-track legislation seen as key to finalising a pending agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Sri Lankan company wins firm of the year 24 Jun 2015

Leonie Barrie

Congratulations to Textured Jersey Lanka Plc, which has won top prize in the inaugural World Textile Awards sponsored by The Textile Institute.


US apparel import roundup US apparel import roundup

Monthly figures from the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) highlight the rise and fall of global apparel imports into the US.


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A weekly roundup of the latest research reports available on just-style.


Global news roundup Global news roundup

just-style's summary of apparel and footwear news from the world’s local media.


Viewpoint Viewpoint

just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.


In the money In the money

A regular in-depth analysis prompted by what’s happening in the financial world and how it impacts on the apparel and footwear supply chain from manufacturing to retail.


The Flanarant The Flanarant

A forthright take on the follies the world’s apparel buying community has to deal with, from Mike Flanagan, CEO of Clothesource – and his suggestions for putting them right.


Speaking with style Speaking with style

Exclusive interviews with some of the apparel and footwear industry’s leading movers and shakers. Companies already featured include Marks & Spencer, H&M, Timberland, Adidas, New Look and Li & Fung.


Spotlight on... Spotlight on...

With a focus on individual companies, new or emerging markets, and issues such as product safety – this column takes a behind the scenes look that sheds new light on stories hitting the headlines.


Research updates Research updates

Facts and figures taken from some of the research reports published on just-style. Much of this information is only available in the reports themselves, so these articles provide a valuable snapshot of the latest data and forecasts.


Top stories on just-style Top stories on just-style

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Retail roundup Retail roundup

A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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