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Does a hard Brexit mean hard times for UK fashion?

Brexit means Brexit and, following the Prime Minister's speech in late January where she set out what this will entail, Brexit appears to me...

Outlook 2017 – Ten apparel supply chain takeaways

Several recurring themes cropped up in just-style’s roundup of sourcing and supply chain issues likely to impact apparel and footwear firms...

British Brexit plans prioritise tariff-free trade

Britain is leaving the European single market, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday (17 January) in a hard-hitting speech outlining the...

M&S clothing growth – What the analysts say

Retailer Marks & Spencer has finally booked like-for-like sales growth in its general merchandise unit, which includes clothing and homeware...

Latest Interviews

How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

G-Star RAW pushes the boundaries of denim 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

G-Star RAW thrives on innovative design, new wash and dye techniques, and sustainability - weaving these into its products and processes for the last 26 years. And for global brand manager Remco de Nijs, the edgy label's DNA continues to push the boundaries of denim.

Latest News

Asda says "work needed" despite sales improvement 21 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Comparable store sales improved for UK supermarket group Asda in the fourth quarter, but parent company Walmart admits there is much work still to be done.

Lindex uses "clean dye" in 90% of denim range 21 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has revealed almost all of its denim range is now dyed using what it claims is the "cleanest" indigo dye on the market, as part of its bid for cleaner denim production.

Adidas and Burberry recognised for sustainability 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.

Reiss taps Christos Angelides as CEO 20 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

UK clothing retailer Reiss has named former Next and Abercrombie & Fitch executive, Christos Angelides, as its new CEO in a move it describes as "part of a planned succession process".

Bureau Veritas to launch smart wear testing 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Inspection and certification firm Bureau Veritas is to launch a new suite of Smart Wear testing solutions alongside its engineering and test centre 7Layers.

UK apparel and textile exports up 7% in 2016 20 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

The potential implications of Brexit on the UK fashion and textiles sector so far appear unfounded, with exports last year rising 7% thanks to innovation and interest in the country's heritage manufacturing, new figures show.

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