Top stories on just-style this week included a report on clothing brands seeking a forum to raise concerns with the government in Bangladesh, an article on how cooler weather boosted UK clothing sales in July, and forecasts that suggest Indian textile and apparel exports could more than triple by 2020.  

BANGLADESH: Clothing brands call for buyers' forum
Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has told just-style that global clothing brands are pressing the Bangladesh government to establish "a forum where buyers can raise concerns and discuss current topics", following waves of labour unrest.

UK: Cool weather drives July clothing and footwear sales
Clothing and footwear were the "brightest spot" for retailers in July as cooler weather coincided with the arrival of new autumn ranges, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

INDIA: Textile and apparel exports seen tripling by 2020
Indian textiles and apparel exports could more than triple to US$80bn by 2020, up on the $24.1bn exported in 2010, according to research by Indian consultancy firm Technopak.

HONG KONG: Esprit appoints Inditex's Martínez as CEO
Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit has seen its share price soar after announcing the appointment of Jose Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez as CEO and executive director.  

UK: Marks & Spencer hails wire-free bra innovation
Marks & Spencer has launched what it claims is the first patented, non-wired padded bra sold by a UK high street retailer that goes up to a G cup - with a new construction that has the "potential to revolutionise underwear."