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Trade Promotion Authority, GSP and AGOA are all included in new legislationUS fashion industry applauds trade bills package 17 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

A package of bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday (16 April) has sparked hope that a long-delayed trade agenda could finally move forward this year.


The global workwear industry is set to grow 6% from 2015-2019Growth returning to global workwear market 17 Apr 15

Richard Woodard

Growth is set to return to the global workwear market, but a static population and high unemployment will be a barrier to progress in Europe, a new report suggests.


Melinda Looi’s 3D printed full-length gown was printed in a single part before being finished with colour dye and over 5000 Swarovski crystalsTECHNOLOGY: 3D printing gears up for fashion industry change 16 Apr 15

Mandy Kovacs

The organiser of a 3D print fashion show in New York has told just-style there will be major changes in fashion industry supply chain because of this new technology.


More than 200 improvement projects were carried out last year by 33 Chinese textile millsSUSTAINABILITY: Cutting pollution saves China textile mills money 16 Apr 15

Leonie Barrie

Annual savings of $14.7m in operating costs are being claimed for an initiative helping to cut water, energy and chemical use at textile mills in China supplying brands including Target, H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss.


Target Corp closed its Canadian doors for the last time yesterdaySpotlight on...Target's Canada debacle 15 Apr 15

Beth Wright

Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to force US retail giant Target Corp to admit defeat.


Adidas plans to reach 250,000 workers in 57 factories by the end of this year Adidas worker hotline bridges communication gap 15 Apr 15

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead working to develop self-governance programmes for its suppliers. Part of the process has been to improve communication with workers at its supplier factories - including the launch of an SMS hotline, which will reach 250,000 workers by the end of the year.


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Adidas worker hotline bridges communication gapAdidas worker hotline bridges communication gap

Sporting goods giant Adidas is evolving its factory monitoring system away from auditing to track supply chain compliance and is instead working to develop self-governance programmes for its suppliers. Part of the process has been to improve communication with workers at its supplier factories - including the launch of an SMS hotline, which will reach 250,000 workers by the end of the year.

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: H&M leads on sustainable fashion 17 Apr 2015

Leonie Barrie

H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection, which launched this week, proves that high street fashion can be sustainable. And as the line gains momentum it’s using more diverse materials, including recycled beads, fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather.


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

If you’re short of time or haven’t managed to check in to all our daily newsletters, reading these articles will ensure you’re up-to-date on the top five most-read stories on just-style in any given week.


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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