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Egypt clothing makers help reverse cotton import ban

Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the cou...

Clothing a top category for mass personalisation

Mass personalisation is finally becoming a reality, a new survey suggests, with one in three consumers wanting personalised products or serv...

Euratex raises rules of origin issues in ongoing TTIP talks

Trade association Euratex has raised a number of issues linked to rules of origin in the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partner...

US upgrades Uzbekistan despite cotton sector concerns

A decision by the US to upgrade Uzbekistan in its annual report on human trafficking has been slammed by human rights groups....

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Egypt clothing makers help reverse cotton import ban 31 Jul 2015

Paul Cochrane

Egypt's trade ministry and clothing manufacturers have successfully pushed for a lifting of a temporary ban on all cotton imports by the country’s ministry of agriculture and land reclamation.


Exports of lower cotton content denim treble in five years 31 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

World exports of denim fabric with a cotton content of less than 85% trebled over the five years to 2014 to reach a record high of US$1.7bn, a new report shows.


Hermes promises action over animal cruelty claims 31 Jul 2015

Stuart Todd

Hermès has pledged to take action against suppliers who do not respect animal welfare regulations after an investigation exposed violations at the French luxury group's tanneries.


Hanesbrands cuts sales outlook after Q2 profit slide 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has cut its full-year sales outlook after second-quarter net profit plummeted 39%, weighed down by one-off charges.


Intertextile Shanghai to cover entire denim chain 31 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

The entire denim supply chain – from yarns, fabrics, garments and accessories through to machinery – will be on show for the first time at the upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics fair.


Currency headwinds widen Deckers Brands Q1 loss 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands has said currency headwinds will impact margins for the full year, after reporting a steeper first-quarter loss.


Columbia Sportswear lifts outlook despite Q2 loss 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has raised its full-year guidance, despite seeing its second-quarter loss widen.


New dye-sublimation printers for clothing and sportswear 31 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Printing specialist Epson has unveiled two new dye-sublimation printers capable of producing high-quality printed textiles, such as clothing and sportswear.


Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at VF Corp's interest in Africa as a sourcing destination, how G-Star Raw is pushing the boundaries of denim, and the launch of a metallised thread antenna for a new "revolutionary" RFID tag.


Crocs Q2 profit plummets on lower sales 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

US footwear firm Crocs has seen its second-quarter profit plummet 42.3%, due to lower retail and wholesale sales, especially in Europe.


JD Sports FY profit to beat expectations 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

UK retailer JD Sports Fashion has said its full-year profit will beat forecasts, thanks to better than expected first-half sales, but warned currency headwinds will impact margins.


US consumers embracing water-repellent down 31 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

US consumers of outdoor clothing appear to be moving towards buying products based on high performance results and lowest environmental impact, a new survey suggests.


UK consumer confidence weakens in July 31 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Confidence among UK consumers dropped in July, falling from levels not seen since the nineties or early days of the noughties.


Retailers to answer over supply chain human trafficking 30 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The UK Government is forcing retailers to play their part in helping eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, under new measures to be included in the Modern Slavery Bill.


Clothing a top category for mass personalisation 30 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Mass personalisation is finally becoming a reality, a new survey suggests, with one in three consumers wanting personalised products or services, and clothing one of the top categories for adding a personal touch.


Steve Madden confident despite Q2 profit fall 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has reported a better-than-expected performance in the second quarter, despite posting a 12.5% decline in net profit.


Primaloft named largest Bluesign insulation supplier 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Branded synthetic apparel insulation manufacturer Primaloft has been named as the largest global supplier of Bluesign approved insulation.


Athletic footwear sales grow ahead of back-to-school 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.


Pent-up demand boosts Skechers Q2 profit 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Fast-growing footwear business Skechers USA more than doubled its second-quarter profit, helped by pent-up demand for its products in the US and abroad.


Moncler in H1 profit and sales hike 30 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Italian luxury fashion group Moncler has reported an 88% hike in first-quarter net profit, thanks to solid retail sales growth, especially in the Americas and Asia regions.


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