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Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Who has signed up to the Greenpeace Detox Campaign

In 2011, Greenpeace published its Dirty Laundry report, which found toxic chemicals in waste water discharges from two textile processing fa...

Has low-cost labour reached a tipping point?

Low-income workers are likely to dominate the global garment-making workforce for a long time yet, Mike Flanagan believes, despite recent fo...

COMMENT: Mothercare turns corner but work ahead

Struggling UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare could finally be turning a corner after returning to profit in the first...

Latest Interviews

M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.


Mango continues on global growth trajectory 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Spanish fashion retailer Mango might have its roots firmly in Europe, but is on a growth trajectory globally, making its presence felt in most major countries. just-style spoke with managing director Enric Casi and Jose Gomez, VP of international business development, about what the future holds and the challenges of operating in today's changing retail environment.

Latest News

Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.


Top stories this week on just-style... 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include updates from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, a look at the sourcing winners and losers of 2014, and Bangladeshi garment workers to trial an electronic wage system.


Global news roundup 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


RNB Retail and Brands triples Q1 profit 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has seen its first-quarter profit more than triple, thanks to improved sales and margins.


Stockmann review sees cuts at Seppälä 19 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to downsize its Seppälä apparel operations, leading to 70 job cuts initially, as part of a company-wide strategic review.


UK consumer confidence falls to nine-month low 19 Dec 2014

Katie Smith

Confidence among UK consumers in December fell to its lowest level since March, according to the latest figures.

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