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Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginni...

Vietnam factories face fire safety challenge

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety stan...

COMMENT: The decline of the buying office

Twenty years ago major garment importers and retailers began to move away from independent agents to set up wholly-owned buying offices wher...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

Levis Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


M&S continuing to drive sustainability agenda 12 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is on something of a mission: To become the world's most sustainable retailer through its ambitious Plan A environmental and ethical programme. The person in charge of implementing this globally is Adam Elman, head of Plan A delivery, who discusses the initiative's challenging targets and the need for wider industry collaboration.

Latest News

Tesco teams with union on UK garment supply chain 19 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

UK trade union Community has signed what it claims is a ground-breaking agreement with retail giant Tesco to improve conditions in its domestic apparel supply chain.


Nike shares slide on future orders in Q2 19 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike has revealed second-quarter earnings that rose faster than revenue thanks to gross margin expansion - but weak growth in future orders hit its share price.


US environment agency adds apparel dyes to ruling 19 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added nine benzidine-based dyes used in clothing to a new ruling to prevent them from entering the US market.


UK retail sales see strongest growth in 26 years 19 Dec 14

Katie Smith

UK retail sales grew at their fastest pace for almost 26 years in December, thanks, in part, to robust growth at clothing retailers.


Philippines added to European Union GSP+ scheme 19 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to approve duty-free access to EU markets for the Philippines.


Finish Line cuts outlook despite Q3 profit growth 19 Dec 14

Katie Smith

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has lowered its full-year earnings guidance, citing margin pressure, despite booking a 56% hike in third-quarter profit.

Latest blogs

Big gap between Ethiopia export goals and reality 10 Dec 14

Michelle Russell

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.


Change is afoot in the retail calendar 2 Dec 14

Leonie Barrie

Once a bellwether of US retailers' likely performance over the upcoming holiday, sales during the just-gone Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend have dropped for the second year in a row.

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