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Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least....

Innovation and e-commerce key to Nike's growth

It's no wonder sporting goods giant Nike is feeling bullish about its long-term growth opportunities, after booking what has been described...

Growth in smart garments and wearable technology

Long touted as "the next big thing", wearable technology has until now been held back by concerns ranging from cost to style, comfort and pr...

Urban Outfitters outlines plan to double sales

Urban Outfitters has set out ambitious plans to double its topline sales by 2020 through an expanded product offering, enhanced customer exp...

Latest Interviews

Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress 27 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 2014

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

Latest News

US and EU apparel groups set out stance on TTIP 1 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

As the seventh round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) get underway this week, groups representing apparel brands and retailers in both the US and EU have set out what they see as the key priorities for the agreement.


VF Corp names Roe CEO as Shearer retires 1 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has named Scott Roe as its new CFO, replacing Robert Shearer who is to step down next year after 28 years with the company.


Growth propels US sock market to $5.6bn 1 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Socks are evolving from a traditional item into a trendy fashion piece, with growth outpacing the overall apparel market, new research suggests.


Research challenges antimicrobial textile claims 1 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Canadian researchers have found that fabrics advertised as having antimicrobial properties perform better at beating odours when tested in the laboratory than they do when worn.


Riverside Manufacturing to be taken private 1 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

US industrial workwear maker Riverside Manufacturing Company is to be sold to private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum.


Shapewear firms fined $1.5m for false claims 30 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Two marketers of women's caffeine-infused shapewear undergarments have agreed to pay more than $1.5m in refunds to consumers for making misleading claims the garments would help them to lose weight and cellulite.

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