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Sustainable fibres, finishes and processes at ITMA

Some of the most exciting developments on show at this month's ITMA international textile and garment machinery exhibition had a sustainabil...

Freeing up working capital in the supply chain

The economic environment in the aftermath of the financial crisis meant many brands became lazy about their working capital, almost half of...

Five ways to tackle market and demand volatility

Volatility and complexity are endemic in today's business environments, which makes planning extremely difficult. Along with streamlining pr...

‘Fixing Fashion’ one stitch at a time

A spate of books written over the past few years explores various aspects of the global garment business. But for Robert Antoshak, managing...

Latest Interviews

Expansion and efficiencies key to Epic evolution 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

With new facilities opening in Bangladesh and Vietnam, an investment to take automation to the next level, and an eye on Africa, Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Epic Group is also on a relentless efficiency drive. Chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani tells just-style why constant evolution is key.

Patagonia's CSR commitments re-shaping the sector 29 Sep 2015

Michelle Russell

Patagonia's goal of building "the world’s most socially and environmentally responsible supply chain" has made the outdoor wear specialist something of a pioneer in its industry. Cara Chacon, the group's director of social & environmental responsibility, however, is quick to admit that despite its successes, the company is far from perfect.

Latest News

US Q3 in brief: Caleres, Citi Trends, Burlington 30 Nov 15

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Caleres saw its profit rise. Also, Citi Trends returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.

Slower UK clothing sales growth as footwear jumps 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

Sales growth at UK clothing retailers continued to rise in the year to November, but at a slower pace than the prior month, while footwear and leather chains saw volumes accelerate even further.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to open 100 more stores 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

Continuing its expansion, UK clothing retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has revealed plans to open a further 100 stores after booking a double-digit increase in annual profit. 

Arcadia focus on supply chain as FY earnings climb 30 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

UK retail giant Arcadia Group said ensuring it has a well-audited supply chain will remain a priority as it revealed an increase in earnings for the full year, but a decline in like-for-like sales. 

More than 1m US consumers shop over Thanksgiving 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

More than 1m US consumers were out in full force during Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of deals and discounts, first figures suggest, with clothing at the top of the gifts list. 

Strong winter range boosts French Connection sales 30 Nov 15

Katie Smith

A strong winter collection has helped to boost sales and margin performance for fashion retailer French Connection during the 16 weeks to 21 November. 

Latest blogs

China promotes its 13th Five-Year Plan 30 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

China is using a catchy English-language TV ad to promote its 13th Five-Year Plan for the five years to 2020. But Mike Flanagan questions whether the Plan really tells us how garment-making in China will be affected.

American Apparel under fire over “sexual” marketing 25 Nov 15

Michelle Russell

It seems American Apparel doesn't want to learn its lesson. Now operating under new CEO Paula Schneider, you might be forgiven for thinking the US fashion retailer had turned a corner.

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