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UPDATE: Benetton $1.6m Rana Plaza payment “insufficient”

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an...

Traceable product label offers textile transparency

CCertification body Oeko-Tex has launched a new product label that enables textiles to be traced along the supply chain from source to consu...

China cotton imports to rise as Xinjiang cuts production

A China-based cotton expert has predicted that Chinese clothing and textile producers will be forced to import more cotton after the governm...

Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost

Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slow over the next three years on the back of increasing headwinds including rising production cos...

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China textile and garment firms eyeing Morocco? 20 Apr 2015

Elizia Volkmann

The Moroccan government is negotiating a strategic industrial partnership with China that could see Chinese investment flow into the Moroccan clothing and textile manufacturing industry.


UPDATE: Benetton $1.6m Rana Plaza payment “insufficient” 20 Apr 2015

Leonie Barrie

Italian fashion retailer Benetton Group is to double the amount of compensation paid into the Rana Plaza Trust Fund to US$1.6m following an independent assessment by PwC.


Hanesbrands eyes 600 job cuts in European restructure 20 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

US apparel maker Hanesbrands, owner of DBApparel and Maidenform businesses, is proposing a restructure that could see some 600 jobs cut in Europe, but has said "manufacturing is unaffected".


US teens trend towards athleisure, value and online 20 Apr 2015

Leonie Barrie

Athletic-leisure, preppy, leggings and jogging pants are among the top fashion trends for US teens, new research suggests – with the most preferred brands including Nike, Forever 21, American Eagle, Ralph Lauren, and Victoria’s Secret.


Smaller regions drive US apparel sales growth 20 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Smaller regional markets in the US such as Orlando and Washington DC may offer the key to retailers looking to grow their sales, according to new research.


US retail sales show “marked improvement” 20 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

US retail sales including clothing showed a marked improvement in March, as consumers started to spend again thanks to an earlier Easter this year.


US apparel prices remain mixed in March 20 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

US apparel prices remained mixed in March, rising for a third month in a row but falling year-on-year, according to the latest figures.


Brown Shoe to rebrand as Caleres and launch men's line 20 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Brown Shoe Company is to change its name and launch a men's footwear business, as it embarks on a rebranding initiative aimed at positioning the business for accelerated growth and global expansion.


Traceable product label offers textile transparency 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

CCertification body Oeko-Tex has launched a new product label that enables textiles to be traced along the supply chain from source to consumer.


Dickies debuts body heat mapping tech workwear 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Apparel brand Dickies has launched an "industry-first" workwear collection designed using body heat mapping technology to pull moisture away from key areas of the body.


Huntsman reactive inks to enhance digital printing 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Huntsman Textile Effects, the manufacturer of chemicals and dye products, has introduced a range of reactive inks designed to deliver deeper shades and optimum print performance at a lower cost.


Top stories this week on just-style... 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why better working conditions in garment factories improves productivity and profitability, Morocco's plans to grow fast fashion exports, and a comment on the challenges Myanmar faces if its garment industry is to reach its true potential.


House of Fraser taps Kotla as CIO 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla to the new role of chief information officer, as the UK department store retailer looks to ensure its strategy and development are "enhanced by technology".


UK shopper numbers see first rise in a year 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

UK shopper numbers edged up in March for the first time in a year, marking the third increase in the last 20 months, thanks primarily to the early timing of the Easter bank holiday.


Cherokee “on right path” after Q4 profit jump 17 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Cherokee Global Brands has said it is “on the right path” to expanding and develop its namesake label after booking a 75% jump in fourth-quarter profit, helped by strong sales growth and carefully managed expenses.


Global concerns weigh on WTO trade forecasts 16 Apr 2015

Leonie Barrie

?World merchandise trade is set to see a “modest” recovery in 2015 and 2016 following three years of weak growth, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said, but geopolitical crises and concerns about economic growth are weighing on its forecasts.


Mothercare eyes UK recovery as Q4 sales up 16 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Retailer Mothercare hailed the success of reducing promotional spend in the UK as fourth quarter sales rose by 4.1% on a global basis.


Tool to measure retailers’ sustainability practices 16 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has unveiled its 2015 Retail Sustainability Management Maturity Matrix – a tool to help boost retailers’ sustainability programmes.


Clothing to lead growth in demand for cellulose fibres 16 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Clothing is the largest end user of cellulose fibres and the global market will expand rapidly in the coming years, says a new report.


US apparel firms urge restraint over container action 16 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

US apparel and footwear companies and retailers have joined calls for restraint over potential tariff action to tackle imports of containers from China.


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