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Improved supplier capabilities benefit Next

After booking a "stellar" first-half performance, UK fashion giant Next Plc has detailed the progress it has made in upgrading the quality a...

Next H1: What the analysts say

Against an improving economic backdrop, and its strongest first-half sales increase for many years, Next Plc continues to excel. Although an...

THE FLANARANT: Understand win-win or lose out

The “win-win” viewpoint - in which all participants are seen to benefit in one way or another - infects huge swathes of modern thinking and...

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...

Latest Interviews

Echo Sourcing unveils new supply opportunities 5 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Garment supplier Echo Sourcing has been building its business in Bangladesh since 2005 and is confident of continued growth in a country that has been rocked by a number of safety issues. The company, however, is keen to broaden its horizons and is eyeing potential new markets such as Ethiopia. Mark Bannister, head of sustainability and projects, talks to just-style.


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.

Latest News

Asos shares drop on profit forecast downgrade 16 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Shares in Asos were down 14% in early trading after the online fashion retailer lowered its full-year profit forecast, revealing trading results that analysts described as "disappointing".


South Africa clothing wage dispute resolved 16 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has resolved its national wage dispute with clothing employers, averting another possible strike involving 80,000 workers.


UK online clothing and footwear sales to top £10bn 15 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Clothing and footwear has become the most-purchased item online amongst UK consumers, new figures show, with women the keenest to click and shop.


TPP talks "make progress" but issues remain 15 Sep 14

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.


Hennes & Mauritz books Q3 sales rise 15 Sep 14

Michelle Russell

Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz has booked an increase in revenues in the third quarter.


Clothing a bright spot in US August retail sales 15 Sep 14

Katie Smith

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

Latest blogs

Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 14

Leonie Barrie

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 decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.


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.

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