The most-read stories on just-style this week include Quiksilver filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, Greenpeace urging outdoor brand to eliminate all PFCs from their supply chains, and Nicaragua seeking $160m to build a synthetic textiles manufacturing base to help double exports. 

Quiksilver files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US
Ailing surf-led fashion business Quiksilver has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its US subsidiaries.

Greenpeace targets outdoor brands over PFCs
Outdoor brands and retailers are being urged to eliminate all PFCs from their products and supply chains after the chemicals were discovered in remote regions around the world.

Nicaragua seeks textile investments to grow exports
Nicaragua is seeking $160m to build a synthetic textiles manufacturing base to help double exports to $2bn in five years and offset TPL losses, government officials have told just-style.

H&M tackles animal welfare in its supply chain
Swedish apparel giant H&M is teaming up with animal welfare organisation Humane Society International to improve animal welfare in its supply chain as well as the wider fashion industry.

Primark buying teams mitigate currency impact
Value fashion giant Primark expects full-year sales to jump 13% thanks to the addition of new store space, but says its profit margin is likely to be lower due to increased markdowns and the impact of a stronger US dollar.