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Balance essential in garment supply chain

Broad-based policies are essential to improve poor garment industry working conditions and promote a better balance between the economic and...

Apparel buyers miss out on commodity cost savings

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton - but many are...

Methods Workshop speeds labour cost calculations

The latest software from Methods Workshop is designed to help retailers, brands and manufacturers accurately predict a garment’s labour cost...

US ports dispute skews sourcing shifts

The US West Coast ports dispute is having a lingering impact on US apparel import figures, with the latest data showing year-on-year trends...

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North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

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US West Coast ports contract ratified 26 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have ratified a five-year labour contract with the union representing longshore and warehouse workers on the West Coast.

Fast-track trade bill clears Senate hurdle 26 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

Legislation that will potentially pave the way for a fast track vote on the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is edging forward after being passed by the US Senate on Friday (22 May).

Ann Inc reveals mixed Q1 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

US women's apparel retailer Ann Inc revealed earnings that beat analyst expectations in its first-quarter but sales missed expectations.

Q1 results in brief: Foot Locker, Hibbett 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.

Children's Place reaches shareholder resolution 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has reached an agreement with a dissident shareholder group following a dispute over the election of two members to the board.

Adidas launches ACE15 and X15 soccer boots 26 May 2015

Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas has launched two performance football boots, ACE15 and X15, designed to give better ball control and more superior support and fit, respectively.

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