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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...

Fitness fashion propels Athleta towards $1bn sales

Any talk of Gap Inc's portfolio invariably focuses on its Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. But new number crunching suggests the co...

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

Adidas to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals 29 Aug 14

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.


Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.


Etam Group H1 profit and sales climb 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked an increase in earnings and sales in its first-half.


Salvatore Ferragamo earnings fall in H1 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

Fashion business Salvatore Ferragamo has booked a drop in earnings in the first half but saw sales increase in all regions.


China and India sign MoU to explore textile busin 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.

Latest blogs

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

Michelle Russell

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


Cambodia garment industry approaching crossroads 27 Aug 14

Michelle Russell

If Cambodia's US$5.5bn garment industry is not yet at a crossroads, it is approaching one, according to participants at an industry trade show held in Phnom Penh. Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there are challenges ahead, from rising labour costs to increased competition from neighbouring countries.

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