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Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed

The apparel industry has to get faster if it is to remain competitive – and relevant ­– in a rapidly changing environment, according to Ed G...

Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models

Clothing manufacturing will be completely transformed by the internet and digital printing over the next five to ten years, according to ind...

UK cotton mill could revive UK-based supply chains

A new cotton mill in the north of England could help revive UK-based supply chains once production gets underway this autumn, spinning the h...

Fashion meets function with end-to-end solutions

The fashion industry thrives on its ability to react to trends. In the age of Instagram fashionistas, each with millions of followers, never...

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.

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BHS administrators seek control of former owner 24 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

The administrators of failed British department store retailer BHS have filed a High Court petition to wind up Retail Acquisitions, the chain's former owner, in a bid to track "millions of pounds" taken out of the business.

Varner implements PLM at Cubus and Dressmann 24 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner is ramping up its European expansion, helped by the successful implementation of new product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

Reebok Liquid Factory reinvents shoe production 21 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

Sportswear firm Reebok International has unveiled a new manufacturing innovation that it says could fundamentally change the process and speed of footwear creation by eliminating the need for moulds.

UK apparel September sales fall on weather woes 21 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales showed strong growth in September, but clothing and footwear emerged as the worst performing category – weighed down by warmer weather and "uninspiring" collections.

Commission calls for EU support to protect trade 21 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

The European Commission has urged Member States to support its efforts to provide the European Union (EU) with updated, strengthened and more robust trade defence rules to combat unfair foreign competition and protect jobs. 

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Oct 2016

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why UK retailer Marks & Spencer is the top company for monitoring and reporting on modern slavery, how a potential minimum wage in Vietnam may be a hike too far, and why H&M's CEO has been named a leader for sustainability.

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