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Currency and trade top post-Brexit apparel concerns – just-style survey

Confidence in the global apparel industry remains at a low level following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), the latest su...

Child labour persists in Bangladesh garment sector

Child labour remains rife in slum settlements in Bangladesh, new research has found, with the ready-made garment sector said to account for...

Adidas ranks top on tackling supply chain forced labour

Adidas, Gap, H&M, and Lululemon have topped a benchmarking study looking at action taken by companies to combat forced labour and human traf...

World cotton price prospects lifted again

International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the int...

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Currency and trade top post-Brexit apparel concerns – just-style survey 9 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Confidence in the global apparel industry remains at a low level following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), the latest survey from just-style shows.


Child labour persists in Bangladesh garment sector 9 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Child labour remains rife in slum settlements in Bangladesh, new research has found, with the ready-made garment sector said to account for two-thirds of female child labour.


Adidas ranks top on tackling supply chain forced labour 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Adidas, Gap, H&M, and Lululemon have topped a benchmarking study looking at action taken by companies to combat forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains – although more still needs to be done, including rolling out programmes to lower tiers across apparel supply chains.


US Q3 in brief – Destination Maternity, Cherokee, Sears, Vince Holding 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears Holdings remained optimistic despite widening its net losses, while Vince Holding blamed challenging conditions and warm weather for a fall in both earnings and sales. Abercrombie & Fitch, meanwhile, revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement.


US group urges policy on fees charged for port disruptions 9 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

A group of associations representing US retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups has asked the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy to address fees charged when port disruptions delay the pickup of cargo containers.


The Limited notifies staff of layoffs amid HQ shut down? 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

US womenswear retailer The Limited is understood to have notified the 248 staff employed at its New Albany head office they could lose their jobs amid a potential closure of the facility. 


China's CTIC makes safer chemicals commitment 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The China Textile Information Center (CTIC) has become the latest affiliate of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.


Gymboree adjusts guidance on widening Q1 loss 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Children's apparel retailer Gymboree has adjusted its full-year outlook as it revealed a widening of its net loss in the first quarter and lower sales.


Björn Borg acquires Benelux distributor Baseline 9 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Swedish underwear business Björn Borg has acquired its Benelux distributor Baseline Group for EUR1.25m (US$1.3m) as it continues to accelerate the vertical integration of its operations and reposition as a sports fashion brand.


Bangladesh's Viyellatex boosts eco-friendly vision 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals producer Huntsman Textile Effects has formed a strategic partnership with Bangladesh textile manufacturer Viyellatex Group to help improve productivity and sustainability.


First ten chemicals listed for US investigation 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The US Environmental Protection Agency has named the first ten chemicals it will evaluate for potential risk to human health using new powers granted by Congress last spring.


Top stories this week on just-style... 9 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the steps to piloting living wages in garment factories, why duty-free trade is key to building African supply chains, and how Myanmar's garment industry is still lacking in labour rights. 


World cotton price prospects lifted again 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the international market.


VF Corp promotes O'Meara to lead international unit 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International following the retirement of Karl Heinz Salzburger at the end of next year.


American Apparel closing nine US stores 8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Teen fashion retailer American Apparel is understood to be closing nine of its poorly performing stores by the end of the month. 


Topshop supply chain workers strike over pay 8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green may be in for a turbulent Christmas after the chain's supply chain workers in the UK voted for fresh industrial action. 


CLO Virtual Fashion moves to Europe on 3D design demand 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

South Korean 3D fashion design software firm CLO Virtual Fashion has opened an office in Germany in a bid to capitalise on what it says is a widespread adoption of the technology in the European market. 


Sports Direct issues caution as H1 earnings tumble  8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct has issued a warning for the year ahead after booking a drop in first-half earnings as a result of property investment costs and a reduction in assets.


Lululemon picks up pace with solid Q3 growth 8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica picked up the pace in its third-quarter with solid sales and earnings increases thanks to gross margin gains and improved productivity.


Amazon expands in apparel with new menswear brand 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Amazon's expansion into the apparel category has continued with the launch of a new private label menswear brand available exclusively to members of Amazon Prime.


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