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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...

Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?

A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leav...

Better factory conditions boost the bottom line

A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...

EU trade ministers push on TTIP and Canada pacts

Trade ministers appear determined to push ahead with two trade deals being discussed between the European Union (EU) and the US and Canada,...

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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H&M Q3 earnings tumble on strong dollar 30 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its earnings tumble in the third quarter, hurt by increased markdowns and higher purchasing costs from the strengthened US dollar.

Top stories this week on just-style... 30 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why a lack of e-commerce is impacting value fashion retailer Primark, how Nike is gearing towards digital design to push sales, and stalling apparel export growth in Vietnam.

3D customer scan creates true-to-size mannequin 29 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

Retailer Long Tall Sally, which specialises in apparel for tall women, has unveiled what it claims to be the first mannequin based on the exact proportions of an actual customer, created using 3D scanning and printing technology.

Sainsbury's clothing gains share but sales tumble 28 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Sainsbury's says its clothing business continued to gain market share in the second quarter, but sales fell as the UK supermarket retailer battled a competitive landscape and persistent deflation. 

Tchibo strengthens supply chain workers' rights 28 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

Tchibo has become the first retail company in Germany to sign a global framework agreement (GFA) with the IndustriAll Global Union, in a bid to improve working conditions in countries where it sources its merchandise.

Store refit programme boosts Moss Bros H1 profit 28 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group has said its first-half was in line with expectations, thanks to strong retail sales as a result of its store refit programme, and positive growth in its hire business.

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