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Esprit launches vegan hantags 30 Jul 14

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers...


Cashing in on the World Cup 10 Jun 14

With the World Cup football tournament kicking off in just a few days, new research has suggested it will add GBP2.20bn (US$3.70bn) to global sports turnover in 2014...


Fashion Revolution Day marks Rana Plaza anniversary 24 Apr 14

A campaign encouraging shoppers to ask where and how their garments have been made has been set up to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster...


just-style takes an Easter break 17 Apr 14

We're heading off for an Easter break here in the UK, which means there will be no site updates or email newsletters on Friday (18 April) or Monday (21 April)...


Next launches standalone brand website 13 Mar 14

UK fashion retailer Next has today (13 March) launched its dedicated brand website, Label...


M&S unveils new magazine style website 19 Feb 14

Retailer Marks & Spencer has unveiled its new magazine style website, promising to be "brighter, bolder, better" with a raft of new ideas and inspiration for its customers...


US speed skaters blame suits for poor start 18 Feb 14

Under Armour has come up against increasing criticism after the US speed-skating team dropped its latest suits, which were designed especially for the Winter Olympics in Sochi...


Adidas and H&M gain sustainable rankings 27 Jan 14

Fashion and sportswear firms H&M and Adidas have made it onto a list of the most sustainable companies in the world...


Say goodbye to posture problems 27 Jan 14

Problems with posture are set to be a thing of the past, with the introduction of a T-shirt designed to make the wearer stand up tall again...


Activewear sales surge on celeb workout selfies 17 Jan 14

With the likes of Kim Kardashian and Lucy Mecklenburgh sharing their gym habits via workout selfies, it's hard not to think about getting into shape this new year, and what to wear when working out...

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