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VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...

Will Amazon take over the US apparel market?

A prediction this week that internet giant Amazon could take the top spot for US apparel retailing by 2017 is a gross exaggeration, accordin...

Wal-Mart admits reshoring apparel is difficult

Executives at US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores have admitted that reshoring apparel is “difficult, but not impossible” – with a new innovatio...

US apparel retailers' June 2015 retail roundup

An improving US labour market, rising consumer confidence and higher wages were not enough to spark a significant break-out in spending in J...

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Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.

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.

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Lucky Brand settles denim laser abrasion dispute 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Lucky Brand Dungarees has become the latest company to reach a settlement and license agreement with laser technology firm RevoLaze over an abrasion technology for denim garments.

US and DR apparel import scheme "still failing" 27 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP), designed to boost US imports of apparel from the Dominican Republic, is continuing to fail six years after implementation, according to an annual review.

Millennials "changing the game" for hosiery 27 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Millennials are “changing the game” for the US hosiery market, new research suggests, as young consumers now account for the lion's share of the segment's growth.

Sympatex names new VP for North America 27 Jul 2015

Leonie Barrie

Functional textile specialist Sympatex Technologies has named Derek Spingler as its new vice president for North America.

VF Corp ups guidance on "strong" Q2 24 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US apparel giant VF Corp has reported “strong” second-quarter earnings and sales growth, raising its profit guidance for the full year.

Amazon shares surge on surprise Q2 profit swing 24 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Global online retail behemoth Amazon has moved to a profit in its second-quarter, sending its share price up, valuing it higher than Wal-Mart.

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