Apparel: Latest news and analysis articles

Subscribe via RSSWhat is RSS?

Latest Insights

UK cotton mill could revive UK-based supply chains

A new cotton mill in the north of England could help revive UK-based supply chains once production gets underway this autumn, spinning the h...

Is there more to Primark's woes than the weather?

A warm winter and a cold spring have been blamed for a fall in sales at value fashion retailer Primark. But its lack of e-commerce also leav...

Better factory conditions boost the bottom line

A link has been established between improved working conditions in the apparel industry and a resulting boost to factory competitiveness – b...

Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

Latest Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.

North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Latest News

Cambodia lifts garment worker minimum wage to $153 30 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's government is raising the monthly minimum wage for workers in the country's textile, garment and footwear sector from US$140 to $153, with the increase to take effect from January 2017.

H&M launches new Close the Loop denim collection 30 Sep 16

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has unveiled its latest sustainable clothing collection, featuring classic denim and blue styles made using recycled cotton and wool as part of its mission to create a circular supply chain.

UK women's trainer sales overtake high heels 30 Sep 16

Beth Wright

 With 37% of UK women who have bought footwear n the last year buying trainers, sales for sports shoes has overtaken those for high heels for the first time, driven in the main by women aged 35 to 44.

EU apparel groups continue to support TTIP talks 30 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

European business groups, including those representing the apparel, textile and footwear industries, are calling for strong political support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), ahead of the 15th round of talks next week.

H&M Q3 earnings tumble on strong dollar 30 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its earnings tumble in the third quarter, hurt by increased markdowns and higher purchasing costs from the strengthened US dollar.

UK consumer confidence rebounds in September 30 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

Confidence among UK consumers saw an improvement in September, rebounding to pre-Brexit levels last seen in June, according to new figures. 

Latest blogs

Hanjin Shipping collapse triggers fear of West Coast port repeat 19 Sep 16

Michelle Russell

The recent bankruptcy of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, at the end of August, has left billions of dollars worth of merchandise in limbo, leaving the fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters unclear.

Tackling transparency and traceability 5 Sep 16

Leonie Barrie

The ongoing challenge of tackling transparency and traceability across global supply chains cropped up again last week, with the launch of a new initiative to try to eliminate forced labour from cotton and yarn production.

just-style homepage

Forgot your password?

Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days

Site Editor Leonie Barrie
Access for $1 for 30 days

A Message From The Editor [x]

just-style gives you the widest apparel and textile market coverage.

But only paid just-style members have full, unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 16 years of archives.

I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.

It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.

Editor's signature

Leonie Barrie, editor of just-style

Get 30 days for $1
Risk-free, money-back guarantee