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Gap audits reveal compliance issues in Myanmar

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its d...

Water scarcity a challenge to cotton supply chains

With World Water Week kicking off in Stockholm this Sunday (31 August), the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources will...

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...

SOURCING: Worldwide change in cost competitiveness

Decisions on where to focus supply chains involve a complicated mix of wages, productivity, energy costs, currency values and other factors...

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.

William E. Connor discusses global sourcing shifts 28 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

With a global vendor base of around 6,000 factories working with leading retailers and brands, sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. has an enviable view into worldwide sourcing shifts. In the second instalment of a two-part interview with just-style, company chairman and CEO William E. (Chip) Connor discusses opportunities, challenges and concerns.

Latest News

Accord and Alliance discord "a setback" 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

A decision by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to reject inspection reports produced by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety for some factories shared by the two groups has been described as a "setback" for garment factory safety efforts in the country.

'Cotton of the Carolinas' grows reshoring efforts 1 Sep 14

Poorna Rodrigo

Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-shirts in North Carolina and South Carolina - is benefiting from demand for locally produced product, its co-founder has told just-style.

Billabong reveals supply chain appointments 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.

Closed loop workwear project to scale globally 1 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

An initiative that claims to have closed the first circular chain in the textile industry with fully recyclable work wear, is to receive support to help scale its business globally.

Pumpkin Patch takes $12m hit on IT and stores 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has described trading for the start of fiscal 2015 as "encouraging", and said its strategic change process is "well underway".

Van de Velde H1 profit plummets on Intimacy brand 1 Sep 14

Katie Smith

Belgian underwear group Van de Velde saw its first-half net profit plummet 74.9%, due to declines at its Intimacy brand.

Latest blogs

Cottoning on to water shortages 1 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

To coincide with World Water Week, which kicked off in Stockholm yesterday, the need for better use of increasingly limited water resources has turned the spotlight on the global cotton industry - one of the largest and thirstiest crops produced.

Zara under fire over "Holocaust" T-shirt 28 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Inditex-owned fast fashion chain Zara has gone and done it again.

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