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Cambodia garment exports reached $5.7bn in 2015

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports earned around US$6.3bn in 2015, recording a growth rate of nearly 6.7% when compared with the year b...

Italy’s largest fashion supply chain joins Detox pledge

Some 20 companies from Italy’s Prato textile district have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020, in...

Direct sourcing helps M&S narrow the gap with Next

More sourcing directly from suppliers has improved the profitability of Marks & Spencer's general merchandise business, narrowing the gap wi...

JC Penney moves in on millennials with Belle + Sky

Following the successful pilot last autumn of a new private label fast-fashion brand targeting millennials, US department store retailer JC...

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Cambodia garment exports reached $5.7bn in 2015 12 Feb 2016

Poorna Rodrigo

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports earned around US$6.3bn in 2015, recording a growth rate of nearly 6.7% when compared with the year before, according to just-released figures from the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.


US Q4 in brief: Levi Strauss, Columbia Sportswear, Rocky Brands, Skechers 12 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, both Skechers and Columbia Sportswear published record sales growth and higher earnings, while Levi Strauss & Co moved to a profit, despite what it says was a "challenging year". Rocky Brands expressed disappointment with its finish to 2015, but offered an optimistic outlook for the coming fiscal year. 


Hunkemöller acquisition given go-ahead 12 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

The European Commission has approved the Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Dutch lingerie and swimwear brand Hunkemöller, first reported on just-style in December.


Feetz mobile app for custom-fit 3D printed shoes 12 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

A US, Tennesseee-based start-up is making it possible for consumers to buy custom-fit shoes though the use of a mobile app. 


Top stories this week on just-style... 12 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at what the EU-Vietnam trade deal means for textile and apparel duties, Bangladesh and Vietnam led the way in terms of US apparel import growth in December, and Esquel progresses in a research programme to develop a sustainable Chinese supply of Sea Island cotton.


Footwear veteran returns to Clarks as Americas president 12 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

UK footwear brand Clarks has appointed footwear veteran Gary Champion as president of its Americas business, with responsibility for guiding the division to "its next stage of growth". 


SDC Enterprises acquires Sam Weller & Sons  12 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Colour fastness test materials developer SDC Enterprises has acquired UK weaving specialist Sam Weller & Sons Ltd for an undisclosed sum. 


Italy’s largest fashion supply chain joins Detox pledge 11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Some 20 companies from Italy’s Prato textile district have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020, in what has been described as the largest commitment of its kind. 


Direct sourcing helps M&S narrow the gap with Next 11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

More sourcing directly from suppliers has improved the profitability of Marks & Spencer's general merchandise business, narrowing the gap with Next Plc, according to a report published this week.


US apparel execs see China sourcing lead narrowing 11 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

US apparel executives believe China will still be the first choice sourcing destination over the next two years, but they expect the country's lead to narrow, a new survey has found.


Clarks to cut 170 jobs in global restructure  11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

UK footwear brand Clarks is to lay off 170 people across its global operations in a move aimed at making the business leaner, faster and more effective and better able to respond to customer demand and rapidly changing markets.


US cotton industry to face another "challenging" year 11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

This year will mark what is being described as another challenging year for the US cotton industry, with low cotton prices, ample global stocks and uncertainties regarding global mill cotton use.


Adidas lifts outlook after beating 2015 targets  11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group has raised its earnings and sales forecasts for this year, after it exceeded its targets in 2015, thanks to increased marketing investments. 


US retail sales set to grow 3.1% this year  11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

US retail sales are forecast to grow 3.1% in 2016 as lower gas prices contribute to higher discretionary income for consumers to save, pay down debt and spend.


Stores becoming "pivotal" for purchase returns 11 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

While in-store purchases have dropped, the store remains pivotal when it comes to returns, new research suggests.


Eileen Fisher gains B Corp certification 11 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Eileen Fisher has become the largest women's wear brand to gain B Corp certification, less than a year after setting its sights on 100% sustainability by 2020.


Colombia eyes export boost with business forum 11 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

Colombia's apparel industry will be hoping its latest matchmaking forum will contribute to boosting  the country's export network, this year hosting over 2,000 suppliers and 1,000 international buyers.


Sears looks to lift apparel through sourcing changes 10 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

Sears Holdings is to try to improve the performance of its apparel division through changes to sourcing and pricing, accelerate the closing of unprofitable stores, and implement additional cost savings, after forecasting a net loss in its fourth-quarter.


Record cargo volumes at US East Coast port complex 10 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

The Port of New York and New Jersey – the largest port complex on the US East Coast – exceeded its previous record for annual cargo volumes by 10.4% in 2015, after many retailers were forced to shift their freight operations to the region in response to the West Coast port dispute.


Nike accelerates digital strategy with Sussman appointment 10 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

US sporting goods giant Nike is accelerating its digital strategy with the appointment of Adam Sussman as its first chief digital officer. 


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