Top stories on just-style this week...
Top stories on just-style this week included news that a coalition of industry groups is calling for an to end violent unrest in Cambodia, the Indian government's plans to partially roll back its cotton export ban, and Marks & Spencer's launch of a tailoring line in collaboration with Richard James.
CAMBODIA: Apparel coalition calls for end to violent unrest
Brands and retailers including Puma, H&M, Gap Inc, Columbia Sportswear, American Eagle Outfitters, The Jones Group, Warnaco Inc and Lululemon Athletica have joined a coalition of industry groups calling for an end to the violent unrest that continues to plague Cambodia's garment sector.
INDIA: Government to partially roll-back cotton export ban
The Indian government today (12 March) announced a partial U-turn on the cotton ban it introduced last week, after a meeting of the Agriculture, Commerce and Textile ministries on Friday.
UK: M&S launches tailoring line with Richard James
Retailer Marks & Spencer is set to launch a 'Savile Row Inspired' men's wear range, developed in partnership with tailor Richard James, at the end of this month.
US: JCPenney promotes Sweney to lead apparel overhaul
US department store retailer JC Penney Company Inc has announced nine new appointments as part of ongoing plans to overhaul its business, including the promotion of Liz Sweney as chief merchant leading the reinvention of its apparel portfolio.
UK: M&S confirms departure of clothing director Skinner
UK clothing retail giant Marks & Spencer today (13 March) confirmed the departure of long-serving clothing executive Andrew Skinner.
A decade after the launch of the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia scheme, a new report describes the initiative as a "positive development" - but says more should be ...
As information continues to emerge on the devastating fire that killed around 300 workers at a garment factory in Pakistan earlier this week, brands sourcing from the country are being urged to undert...
German outdoor clothing brand Jack Wolfskin plans to ban a chemical used in water-repellent coatings for textiles....
Pressure from investors has spurred teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch to hire investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, according to reports....
Men's wear manufacturer Haggar Clothing Co has appointed Tony Anzovino as vice president of sourcing as it positions itself for further growth....
Michael Francis, the marketing and merchandising executive who left JC Penney Company in June after just eight months at the department store retailer, is to join fashion retail giant Gap Inc as marke...
Teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has been recognised by a group of industrial investors for its efforts to improve the sustainability of its business and plans to cut greenhouse gas emission...
- Nike reaffirms US production commitment
- M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy
- Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability
- VF pushes ahead on chemicals management
- Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform
- Myanmar minimum wage set at US$3.2 per day
- China cotton stockpile auction may shake up market
- Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub
- US retail landscape "mediocre" over next 5 years
- C&A to add "accurate fit" label to garments