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In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the charitable arm of global fashion retailer C&A has partnered with C&A China and...
The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance o...
Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magaz...
New relaxed rules of origin – technical criteria determining if a product qualifies for preferential trade arrangements – will make it easie...
In a bid to boost the supply of organic cotton in China, the charitable arm of global fashion retailer C&A has partnered with C&A China and conservation partner Rare to help farmers grow more organic fibre.
The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance of companies knowing what is happening in their supply chains, has led to an increased focus on supply chain mapping. But while there are many tools on the market offering such solutions, there is a lot of variation and confusion over what this actually means, according to Hannah Harris, product marketing manager at Historic Futures.
Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.
French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has taken a step forward in its responsibility policy by launching a 100% traceable fashion collection.
Cambodia’s concentration in garment production, along with slowing growth in China – one of its key sources of investment, trade and concessional loans – are seen among the headwinds facing its overall economic strength, a new report says.
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) is to run another of its hugely popular ‘Size and Fit’ conferences this autumn, bringing together leading specialists to discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing the fashion industry.
The US Trade Representative’s office is considering extending duty-free benefits to travel goods from all Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) eligible countries after facing criticism from lawmakers, importers and retailers.
Building on her belief that UK manufacturing is thriving, cost-effective and sustainable, Kate Hills, founder and CEO of Make it British, is preparing to launch the first Make it British Forum, a "celebration" of the best of British design and manufacturing.
US retail giant Sears Holdings has secured US$300m in debt financing from CEO Edward Lampert's privately owned hedge fund ESL Investments after moving to a loss in its second-quarter.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include H&M taking action over a Myanmar child labour breach, supply chain takeaways from Sourcing at MAGIC, just-style's interview with the CEO of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and the ongoing challenge of cotton supply chain transparency.
In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears secured a $300m loan as it moved to a loss, while Urban Outfitters delivered record results. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter.
Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook as it revealed "significantly improved" first-half earnings and sales thanks to the disciplined implementation of its new group strategy.
US-based e-commerce analytics company RetailNext is set to continue its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region after securing investment from Singapore-based EDBI, the corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Three bulk consignments containing counterfeit footwear and clothing with an estimated value of GBP550,000 (US$726,000) have been seized by UK Border Force officers at Stansted Airport.
A week after the UK’s Office for National Statistics revealed better-than-expected retail sales in July, further evidence has emerged to suggest consumer spending remains strong following the Brexit vote.
Apparel giant PVH Corp has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed a "strong" performance, exceeding management expectations and despite what it says was a "challenging macroeconomic environment".
Casual clothing chain Uniqlo is preparing to enter the Canadian market, with dates set for the opening of its first two stores in Toronto.
Speed, innovation and digitalisation of the supply chain are at the heart of a new strategy to be set out by global sourcing giant Li & Fung, which this-morning (25 August) revealed lower sales and earnings in its first-half.
A number of trends have been identified as driving the US athletic footwear market, with customisation and increasing use of eco-friendly products among the top themes, according to a new report.
US fashion retailer Guess Inc has delivered second-quarter results it says exceeded expectations thanks to strong double-digit European sales growth.
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