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A just-launched 3D tool enables retailers to leverage product development data to offer what is said to be "the ultimate personalised purcha...
Italian hosiery, underwear and swimwear specialist Golden Lady has collaborated in a EUR5m (US$5.3m) research project that will see it intro...
Global expenditure on clothing and footwear is expected to decline by 1.5% in US dollar terms in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011, accord...
Global athletic brand New Balance is to launch its first high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole said to represent a “breakt...
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Caleres saw its profit rise. Also, Citi Trends returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.
Sales growth at UK clothing retailers continued to rise in the year to November, but at a slower pace than the prior month, while footwear and leather chains saw volumes accelerate even further.
Continuing its expansion, UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has revealed plans to open a further 100 stores after booking a double-digit increase in annual profit.
UK retail giant Arcadia Group said ensuring it has a well-audited supply chain will remain a priority as it revealed an increase in earnings for the full year, but a decline in like-for-like sales.
More than 1m US consumers were out in full force during Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of deals and discounts, first figures suggest, with clothing at the top of the gifts list.
A strong winter collection has helped to boost sales and margin performance for fashion retailer French Connection during the 16 weeks to 21 November.
Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has joined the German-led Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiative, which aims to bring about social, ecological and economic improvements along the apparel and textile supply chain.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has come under fire from labour rights groups for failing to improve working conditions and environmental pollution at Uniqlo supplier factories in mainland China.
Around 3,640 tonnes of T-shirts and similar knitted garments are shipped through London’s Heathrow airport, making this one of the top exports by weight and one of the fastest-growing categories.
Spanish department store retailer El Corte Inglés and international development organisation BRAC have made "significant" donations into the Tazreen compensation fund, three days after the third anniversary of the factory fire that killed 112 workers.
Proposals to allow the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DHEP) into soft PVC items such as footwear, have been rejected by the European Parliament.
International chemical and fibres group Solvay has committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its activities by 40% by 2025 as part of a set of new sustainable ambitions under its growth strategy.
International outdoor apparel and equipment manufacturer Mammut Sports Group is deploying a digital solution to streamline collection planning and control brand identity.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include the kick-off of Cambodia's living wage campaign, a look at why China's five-year plan is unlikely to change garment-making, a review of a new book on Fixing Fashion, and figures that suggest global apparel and footwear expenditure is expected to decline in 2015 to its lowest level since 2011.
UK consumer confidence dropped in November as shoppers worried about wider economic, political and social events, according to new figures.
A just-launched 3D tool enables retailers to leverage product development data to offer what is said to be "the ultimate personalised purchase experience" across all channels – from digital ‘look books’ and catalogues to e-commerce shops or interactive in-store concepts.
The German-led Partnership for Sustainable Textiles initiative, which aims to bring about social, ecological and economic improvements along the apparel and textile supply chain, has been introduced to Vietnam.
The Obama administration is to jointly host the first-ever Smart Fabrics Summit in the US next year, in a bid to spur new developments in the sector and encourage the creation of more US manufacturing jobs.
Animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is again calling for retailers and consumers to boycott wool products after its latest investigation exposed the "gruesome mutilation" and abuse of sheep in the wool industry, across three continents.
The second annual meeting of a forum set up to expand bilateral trade and investment between the US and Bangladesh has focused on issues including Bangladeshi efforts to improve worker safety and worker rights – seen as key to helping restore preferential tariffs for exports from the Asian country.
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