Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

Fiscal focus on textiles

ANALYSIS: Asian suppliers thrown textile lifelines
Asian nations are assisting struggling textile and apparel sectors as their wider economies rebound, says a recent report.

Primark interim gains

ANALYSIS: "More of the same" at profit-making Primark
Fast fashion chain Primark is getting used to posting double-digit sales increases, and the first half of the current year brought no exception.

Volcanic ash effects

ANALYSIS: Volcanic ash fallout hits apparel trade
As the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland made its way across northern Europe over the past week, the massive transportation gridlock that has already brought much of the region to a halt has had a ripple effect on the apparel industry too.

Faith appoints administrators

UK: Faith in administration
UK shoe chain Faith has entered administration this week, appointing accounting firm Mazars.

Columbia profit hike

US: Columbia Sportswear sees Q1 profit rise 25%
US sporting goods firm Columbia Sportswear increased first quarter income to US$9.2m, from $6.9m in the same period last year, as consumer spending on its brands picked up.