Among the most-read stories on just-style this week was a report that Chinese clothing and textile manufacturers have instigated new wage rises, Limited Brands hit back at allegations child labour is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments, and 249 jobs were axed as value clothing retailer Peacocks went into administration.

CHINA: Manufacturers raise wages amid labour shortages
Chinese clothing and textile manufacturers in key provinces are raising wages amidst heightened fears of labour shortages.

BURKINA FASO: Limited Brands, Fairtrade challenge child labour claims
US retailer Limited Brands and certification body Fairtrade International have challenged a series of allegations that claim child labour is used on farms in Burkina Faso that grow Fairtrade organic cotton used in Victoria's Secret garments.

UK: Peacocks administrators axe 249 HQ jobs
The joint administrators in UK value clothing retailer Peacocks have said 249 head office staff are to lose their jobs.

UK: Sports Direct poised to net Hot Tuna
Sporting goods and retail company Sports Direct is poised to acquire the Hot Tuna surf fashion brand in a GBP950,000 (US$1.45m) deal.

In the money: Tesco looks online as clothing sales fall
At the same time as Tesco revealed falling clothing sales over the Christmas period, the UK's largest supermarket retailer also signalled a shift away from expanding its hypermarket presence and a renews focus on its online offer.