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China and Vietnam lead US apparel imports in July

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, accordi...

US apparel retailers' August 2014 sales roundup

Against an improving economic backdrop and a highly promotional retail environment, back-to-school shopping helped to push comparable store...

Abercrombie & Fitch to lose logos in fashion focus

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co is aiming to remove the logos from its garments on sale in North America by next spring as it f...

ANALYSIS: Back-to-school spending a waiting game

The second biggest shopping season of the year is drawing to a close, but it appears many people have yet to wrap up their back-to-school bu...

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

TPP talks "make progress" but issues remain 15 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US negotiators involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks have wrapped up another round of meetings in Vietnam, but admit a number of remaining issues have yet to be resolved.


Clothing a bright spot in US August retail sales 15 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

An increase in consumer confidence and spending in August helped to boost US retail sales, with clothing a particular bright spot.


Ann again defends position as investors urge sale 15 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Ann Inc has once again moved to defend its position after investors have again urged the women's apparel group to explore strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company.


Macy's sees tangible results from RFID adoption 15 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Macy's says it is seeing "tangible results" from its adoption of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as the department store retailer looks to build its omnichannel capabilities.


US mulls fibre and textile innovation hub 15 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Industry groups are to meet at the beginning of next month to discuss the potential for a Fiber & Textile Innovation Manufacturing Institute that would serve as regional hub of innovation to boost US competitiveness.


PrimaLoft develops high-tech down blend insulation 15 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Fabric manufacturer PrimaLoft has developed a high performance down blend that it says is the next generation of apparel insulation.

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