Top stories this week on just-style...

1 August 2014 | News | Source: Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an analysis on East African countries courting clothing and textile business, Fung Capital investing in a PLM software provider, and a look at why diversification is key for Under Armour. 

UK: Bonmarché makes solid start to new fiscal year
Value-led women's wear retailer Bonmarché says it has made a good start to the new financial year after booking an increase in like-for-like sales in its first-quarter. 

ANALYSIS: Africa courts clothing and textile investment
East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries. 

TECHNOLOGY: Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia
Fung Capital is investing in Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, helping the US company's expansion into Asia. 

CAMBODIA: Adidas investigating faintings incident
Sporting giant Adidas has said it is investigating an incident involving over 200 faintings at a garment factory in Kandal province, Cambodia. 

IN THE MONEY: Diversification a key focus for Under Armour
With abundant growth opportunities in the pipeline at Under Armour, the performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand has said it aims to look back on 2014 as a pivotal year in its diversification. And five of its business categories bringing diversity to its story are footwear, women's, connected fitness, direct-to-consumer and international.