Top stories on just-style this week...
Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.
CHINA: Toxic chemicals found in global garment brands
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace is continuing its campaign against hazardous substances in the apparel supply chain with the release of new research that suggests traces of toxic chemicals have been found in clothing from brands including Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch.
INDIA: Marks & Spencer expands Better Cotton Project
Marks & Spencer is embarking on the second phase of its Better Cotton project in India, which it said will help to improve the lives of 20,000 farmers in the country, while also producing cotton more sustainably.
US: Collective Brands to shut 475 Payless, Stride Rite stores
Footwear retailer Collective Brands Inc plans to close about 475 under-performing Payless and Stride Rite Children's stores in the next three years, as well as explore strategic options for the business as a whole, after swinging to a second quarter loss of $35m.
SOURCING: Marks & Spencer commits to traceability scheme
As part of Marks & Spencer's Plan A initiative, it intends to launch a traceability project called String which will track every single clothing product it sells from raw material through to store. Petah Marian spoke to Mark Sumner, the retailer's sustainable raw materials specialist, about the scheme.
CHINA: China Xiniya Fashion posts Q2 income gains
Men's apparel retailer China Xiniya Fashion reported an increase in net income for the second-quarter on the back of rising sales.
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Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc has boosted its product team with the addition of former Nike and Uniqlo executives to its Gap and Old Navy teams....
Sneaker brand Keds has teamed up with retailer Madewell to launch a limited-edition capsule collection....
Collective Brands has inked new licence agreements to take a number of its brands to Mexico, Indonesia, Japan, five South American countries, and the Czech Republic....
Retailer Marks & Spencer is this month launching its first fashions made using water-saving digital printing technology as part of its Per Una Speziale collection....
Leading high street clothing retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer are sponsoring the latest phase of a national sizing survey that will for the first time provide comprehensive data on the changing siz...
Sanitized AG, which produces a range of antimicrobial fabric finishes, today (13 February) named Urs Stalder as its new chief executive officer and said it intends to pursue new technologies and new m...
Retailer Marks & Spencer says giving its customers the option not to take coat hangers home with them has led to 100m hangers being recycled in the last six months - as well as raising GBP370,000 (US$...
- Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential
- Footwear to see "significant" gains from TPP
- How M&S plans to revamp its clothing business
- Is China really going through a slump?
- UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth
- Gap to close 75 stores amid "disastrous" Q1
- M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs?
- H&M criticised for India, Cambodia labour abuses
- C&A steps up sustainability at top-rated suppliers
- US Q1 in brief: Buckle, Destination XL