The most-read stories on just-style this week include the first rise in same-store sales at JC Penney for almost two years, plans to increase the minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh, and a court ruling to limit the use of nanosilver in textiles.

US: JC Penney sales rise for first time in two years
Struggling US department store retailer JC Penney Company may be seeing the first signs of an uptick in its fortunes, after same-store sales edged up 0.9 % in October - the first rise in almost two years.

BANGLADESH: Garment worker wages set to rise 77%
The minimum wage for millions of garment workers in Bangladesh is set to rise to about $68 a month - an increase of 77% on current pay but well below the level that workers have been seeking.

BANGLADESH: Factories threaten shutdown over wage plans
Bangladesh's apparel manufacturers have reacted angrily to plans announced this week to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers by 77%.

US: Court ruling could limit nanosilver in textiles
A court ruling aims to limit public exposure to antimicrobial nanosilver used in clothing and other textiles.

CANADA: Lululemon faces fresh quality complaints
Canadian sportswear brand Lululemon Athletica is facing fresh complaints about the quality of its products, eight months after it was forced to pull a line of black Luon trousers from its stores after the fabric was found to be see-through.