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BANGLADESH: Accord and Alliance discord "a setback"

A decision by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to reject inspection reports produced by the Alliance for Bangladesh Work...

US: 'Cotton of the Carolinas' strengthens reshoring efforts

Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-s...

GERMANY: Adidas aims to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its su...

UK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued...

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US: 'Cotton of the Carolinas' strengthens reshoring efforts 1 Sep 2014

Poorna Rodrigo

Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-shirts in North Carolina and South Carolina - is benefiting from demand for locally produced product, its co-founder has told just-style.


BANGLADESH: Accord and Alliance discord "a setback" 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

A decision by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to reject inspection reports produced by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety for some factories shared by the two groups has been described as a "setback" for garment factory safety efforts in the country.


NETHERLANDS: Closed loop workwear project to scale globally 1 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

An initiative that claims to have closed the first circular chain in the textile industry with fully recyclable work wear, is to receive support to help scale its business globally.


AUSTRALIA: Pumpkin Patch takes $12m hit on IT and stores 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has described trading for the start of fiscal 2015 as "encouraging", and said its strategic change process is "well underway".


UK: Consumer confidence bounces back in August 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

UK consumer confidence bounced back in August from a six-month low in the prior month, according to new figures.


BELGIUM: Van de Velde H1 profit plummets on Intimacy brand 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half net profit plummet 74.9%, due to declines at its Intimacy brand.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong reveals supply chain appointments 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.


GERMANY: Adidas aims to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals 29 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.


ITALY: Salvatore Ferragamo earnings fall in H1 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Fashion business Salvatore Ferragamo has booked a drop in earnings in the first half but saw sales increase in all regions.


US: Yarn firm CS Carolina to expand Burlington plant 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Yarn manufacturer CS Carolina is to invest US$7.3m in the expansion of its Burlington operations.


MYANMAR: Joins with US to develop labour rights initiative 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.


CHINA: Signs MoU with India to explore textile business ties 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.


US: Pacific Sunwear moves to profit in Q2 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has moved to a profit in the second quarter thanks to growing sales and a gain on derivative liability.


US: Dollar General reveals Q2 earnings growth 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US retailer Dollar General has once again reaffirmed its commitment to acquiring Family Dollar as it revealed an increase in sales and earnings in its second-quarter.


FRANCE: Hermès H1 earnings climb and outlook reaffirmed 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Luxury business Hermès has revealed an increase in first-half earnings and reaffirmed its outlook for the full year.


FRANCE: Etam Group H1 profit and sales climb 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked an increase in earnings and sales in its first-half.


UK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.


US: Jockey launches line of baby clothes 29 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Apparel maker Jockey International is partnering with Gerber Childrenswear to launch a line of baby clothes.


SWEDEN: Scientists hail first fully-recycled cotton garment 28 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Scientists in Sweden have developed what they claim is the world's first garment made entirely from recycled cotton - describing it as a "breakthrough" for the textile industry.


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