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Wool makes a comeback as a 21st century fibre

While global wool production for the 2014/2015 year is forecast to be at its lowest level for 70 years, its prospects for future growth are...

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

SOURCING: Worldwide change in cost competitiveness

Decisions on where to focus supply chains involve a complicated mix of wages, productivity, energy costs, currency values and other factors...

Better Work programme poised to expand

The Better Work programme is set to expand its activities and influence over the next few years in an effort to drive up working conditions...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: David Nieper pushes Made in UK momentum 16 May 2014

Katie Smith

The momentum for 'Made in the UK' products might be growing in popularity - both with retailers and consumers - but a lack of skilled labour and an ageing workforce are weighing on its progress. One company working to reverse this is women's wear and nightwear fashion brand, David Nieper. Managing director Christopher Nieper tells Katie Smith why.


INTERVIEW: Peter Ruis, chief executive of Jigsaw 8 May 2014

Michelle Russell

The arrival of new chief executive Peter Ruis at UK fashion retailer Jigsaw has seen the group shift to a more fashion-led focus. Eight months into the role, he talks to just-style about the group's sourcing ambitions, its focus on innovation, and Jigsaw's international expansion plans.

Latest News

Closed loop workwear project to scale globally 1 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

An initiative that claims to have closed the first circular chain in the textile industry with fully recyclable work wear, is to receive support to help scale its business globally.


Van de Velde H1 profit plummets on Intimacy brand 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half net profit plummet 74.9%, due to declines at its Intimacy brand.


UK consumer confidence bounces back in August 1 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

UK consumer confidence bounced back in August from a six-month low in the prior month, according to new figures.


Adidas to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals 29 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.


Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.


Etam Group H1 profit and sales climb 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked an increase in earnings and sales in its first-half.

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