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Li & Fung to create "supply chain of the future" for PVH

Hong Kong-based global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has inked a new deal to create the "supply chain of the future" for PVH Corp, owner of...

Next books first FY profit fall in eight years

UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the thr...

Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa

Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and...

Adidas mulls roll-out of in-store customisation

German sportswear giant Adidas has told just-style it is evaluating the results of its Storefactory research project to decide whether to ro...

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Li & Fung to create "supply chain of the future" for PVH 24 Mar 2017

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has inked a new deal to create the "supply chain of the future" for PVH Corp, owner of the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands.


Research to release global estimate on modern slavery 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian non-governmental organisation Walk Free Foundation are partnering to research the scale of modern slavery around the world.


Gennette takes the helm at Macy's 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Jeff Gennette has officially taken the reins at US department store retailer Macy's after a unanimous election by the company's board of directors yesterday (23 March).


Brantano collapse puts over 1,000 jobs on line 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Staff working at UK value footwear group Brantano are facing redundancy after the company was placed into administration, despite sustained efforts by management to make the business more commercially viable or to find a buyer.


UK clothing retail sales growth strong in February 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

The value of UK retail sales excluding fuel rose 5.2% year-on-year in February, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending.


Levi Strauss and ILO investigate Cambodia factory death 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia Programme have launched an investigation into an explosion at a factory in Cambodia this week, which saw one worker killed and several others injured.


US clothing spend to hit decade high this Easter 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

US spending on clothing is expected to hit its highest level in a decade this Easter, with its later timing this year giving consumers almost an entire extra month to shop.


UK retail sales volumes growing at steady pace 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales volumes grew at a steady pace in the year to March, and slightly faster than expected, new figures show.


Nilit America Fibers promotes Ferree to president 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Nylon yarn specialist Nilit has named Robert Ferree as president of its Nilit America Fibers division following the retirement of Basil "Sonny" Walker.


Hela Clothing adds new IT to improve productivity 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

As part of its digital transformation, Sri Lankan manufacturer Hela Clothing has invested in Microsoft's Hyper-V and Office 365 platforms in a bid to "invigorate the apparel industry".


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at what the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership might mean for the US and EU textile and apparel industries, updates on the future fashion sourcing landscape from the Prime Source Forum conference in Hong Kong, and Walmart snapping up online fashion and accessory retailer ModCloth.


US Q4 in brief – The Finish Line, Oxford Industries, Shoe Carnival 24 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Citi Trends appoints CFO Smith as acting CEO 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

US value fashion retailer Citi Trends has named Bruce Smith, the company's chief financial officer, as acting CEO, following the resignation of Jason Mazzola.


Next books first FY profit fall in eight years 23 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the threat of price inflation and a shift away from spend on clothing.


Brand appeal drives Ted Baker FY sales up 16.4% 23 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker hailed another "good year of progress", driven by the strength and appeal of its brand and despite what it called on-going external challenges.


South Korea's Samil Spinning to buy Buhler Quality Yarns 23 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

South Korean textile firm Samil Spinning has signed a deal to acquire US speciality yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns amid fears of trade protectionism in America.


Stahl to acquire BASF's Leather Chemicals business 23 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has inked an agreement with German chemical group BASF to acquire its Leather Chemicals assets, in move it claims accelerates the process of creating a more transparent supply chain.


New molecular tagging platform tackles transparency 23 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has unveiled a new supply chain platform to help certify the authenticity and origin of textile, apparel and footwear items.


Italian fabric firm Alcantara to double production 23 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.


Bebe Stores exploring options amid Q2 loss 23 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has revealed it is exploring "strategic alternatives" on the back of a US$5.2m loss and a slump in sales in its second-quarter.


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