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Brexit and the apparel industry – what lies ahead?

The apparel industry must accept Brexit is going to happen – and start planning now in order to try to minimise the damage, writes Mike Flan...

Brexit uncertainty over pending EU trade deals

Brexit creates deep uncertainty over the fate of EU trade deals that are pending ratification – such as the deal with Canada; or those under...

Britain votes for Brexit – what happens next?

Britain’s vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) after more than four decades marks the start of a very long process to unravel i...

How apparel retailers should react to Brexit

The UK yesterday (23 June) voted in favour of ‘Brexit,’ a decision that means the country will leave the European Union (EU) – well, soon. M...

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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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Hyosung to launch odour neutralising elastane 28 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

Yarn giant Hyosung is unveiling a new odour neutralising elastane next month aimed at the sports underwear and athletic apparel markets, and for brands who want to move away from antimicrobial chemicals next to the skin.


CmiA joins sustainable clothing action plan 27 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has joined the UK's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) to help retailers and brands reduce the carbon, waste and water footprint of their clothing by sourcing its certified cotton.


UK must act with urgency to cut Brexit uncertainty 27 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

The boss of Britain’s biggest business group has called on the government to act urgently to minimise the uncertainties that affect investment decisions, economic growth and prosperity, following the country’s shock decision last week to exit the European Union (EU).


Epson buys digital textile printing specialist 24 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Printing specialist Epson has agreed a deal to acquire Italian textile printer manufacturing company Robustelli.


Top stories this week on just-style... 24 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the sourcing trends and strategies of US fashion firms, Primark's continued expansion in the US, the top ten key trends in apparel and footwear markets, and barriers to remediation in Bangladesh's RMG sector.


H&M Q2 sales slump on increased markdowns 23 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion giant H&M has blamed higher purchasing costs due to the strengthened US dollar and increased markdowns for a 17% fall in its second-quarter profit.

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