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Gap has been focusing on building a more responsive supply chainIN THE MONEY: Gap impressed with supply chain platforming progress 22 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant Gap Inc has said it is impressed with how much progress it has made on its supply chain fabric platforming as it shifts its relationships from vendor-based to mill-based.


Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market, they see challenges aheadSOURCING: Cambodia's future outsourcing prospects uncertain 20 Aug 14

Thomas Maresca

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh over the weekend.


Greenpeace has been calling on apparel firms to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chains. Photo credit: GreenpeaceANALYSIS: Hazardous chemical removal a key industry issue 19 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China, the environmental pressure group has been calling on apparel firms to remove these from their supply chains. While a number of companies have signed up to the group's Detox campaign, it appears there is still much more work to be done. just-style takes a look at the challenges of committing and the need for industry collaboration.


Greenpeace has been calling on apparel brands to remove hazardous chemicals from its supply chains and productsWho has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign 19 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China supplying global apparel firms. Since then, the environmental pressure group has been calling on clothing brands to remove hazardous chemicals from their supply chains and products by 2020 as part of its Detox challenge.


JapanANALYSIS: The potential impact of TPP on the US textile industry 18 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

There's no doubt the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has the potential to be a game-changer for both the US textile and apparel industries. For the US textile sector in particular, the inclusion of Vietnam in the pact is seen as a major threat - but new research suggests there may be more to fear from Japan.


JC PenneyIN THE MONEY: JC Penney emphasises new merchandising strategy 15 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

JC Penney has emphasised its commitment to moving back to a merchandising model marked by narrow and deep assortments, as it looks to build on the momentum created to date from its turnaround strategy.


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Since Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report in 2011, revealing toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing facilities in China, the environmental pressure group has been calling on apparel firms to remove these from their supply chains.

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Michelle RussellLatest blog entry: Apparel industry reacts to Russia tensions 18 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Retail shares have been among the biggest fallers in the last two weeks as financial markets react to President Vladimir Putin's retaliation to the imposition of sanctions on Russia.


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