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Marks & Spencer to extend mobile phone monitoring

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to extend a programme that allows it to survey workers in its clothing supplier factories on their mobi...

Responsible apparel sourcing requires teamwork

Textile and apparel industry executives gathered in London last month to offer advice on some of the strategies they are employing how to he...

Potential operational paralysis ahead for Tesco

The audit report of Tesco's commercial teams could, analysts believe, create operational paralysis for Tesco ahead of the very busy Christma...

European suppliers see investment as key

High prices, lack of government investment and an ageing workforce are among the challenges faced by European textile and garment producers....

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


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.

Latest News

Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas's Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the German sporting goods giant, analysts believe.


UK textile wages lowest of manufacturing sectors 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as it struggles to recover the strong growth seen prior to the economic downturn.


UK consumer confidence at highest for 3 years 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years in the UK, according to new figures, driven by improving sentiment on levels of income and debt.


Warm weather hits UK shopper traffic 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK shopper numbers are forecast to improve in October, despite being hit by unusually warm weather in September.


Top stories last week on just-style... 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included a look at the impact of China tightening up on corporate social responsibility, analyst opinion on JC Penney's new CEO, and an overview of Glenn Murphy's seven-year tenure at Gap.


German Textile Alliance faces industry opposition 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Germany this week launched an alliance of industry groups to work towards concrete improvements in social and environmental standards in the textile and apparel industry - but has faced refusals to join by some organisations.

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