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Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain

UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domes...

Nike shares slide on future orders in Q2

Sporting goods giant Nike has revealed second-quarter earnings that rose faster than revenue thanks to gross margin expansion - but weak gro...

Chemical management initiative launched

A group of corporate and NGO leaders have joined forces to launch a tool designed to assess leadership in corporate chemicals management....

Pakistan textile industry benefits from energy deal

Pakistan's textile industry has been promised an investment of US$1bn per year that could potentially double exports over five years, follow...

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Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.


Nike shares slide on future orders in Q2 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike has revealed second-quarter earnings that rose faster than revenue thanks to gross margin expansion - but weak growth in future orders hit its share price.


US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling to prevent them from entering the US market.


UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.


Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.


Basketball shoes fare well this holiday season 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Sales of athletic footwear, especially basketball shoes, are faring well in the US this holiday season, and its the premium price points that continue to drive the market.


Finish Line cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has lowered its full-year earnings guidance, citing margin pressure, despite booking a 56% hike in third-quarter profit.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system.


Global news roundup 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


US port talks stagnate as parties "remain far apart" 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

The two parties negotiating a new labour contract for US west coast dockworkers "remain far apart on several issues" amid continued disruption to the movement of cargo.


RNB Retail and Brands triples Q1 profit 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has seen its first-quarter profit more than triple, thanks to improved sales and margins.


Stockmann review sees cuts at Seppälä 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to downsize its Seppälä apparel operations, leading to 70 job cuts initially, as part of a company-wide strategic review.


Sanuk footwear founder Kelley to step down 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Jeff Kelley, the founder of Sanuk footwear, a division of Deckers Brands, is to transition from an active role at the company to take up a new project at the end of the year.


UK consumer confidence falls to nine-month low 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Confidence among UK consumers in December fell to its lowest level since March, according to the latest figures.


World Bank urged to probe links with Uzbek cotton 18 Dec 2014

Leonie Barrie

The World Bank's internal watchdog is being urged to investigate whether its projects are contributing to the use of forced labour in in the cotton sector of Uzbekistan.


Black Friday boosts UK clothing retail sales 18 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Promotions over the Black Friday weekend helped lift the volume of UK retail sales to a ten-year high in November, with clothing and footwear retailers among the main beneficiaries.


Wage theft of migrants in Thailand apparel industry 18 Dec 2014

Leonie Barrie

A study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) in the Thai apparel industry suggests the workers are typically paid less than the legal minimum wage - a practice known as "wage theft".


Investigation uncovers China's dog leather trade 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

An undercover investigation in China by animal rights group PETA has found leather goods sold globally may be made out of the skin from slaughtered dogs.


Bureau Veritas develops US trim quality solution 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Compliance and quality assurance specialist Bureau Veritas has developed a trim manufacturing quality programme for the US market.


Pakistan buyers forum established 18 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

A buyers forum for Pakistan was established this week following a two-day meeting to promote the sustainability of Pakistan's garment and textile industry.


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