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Morocco funds clothing capacity to drive exports

Although Morocco’s garment manufacturing industry is well established, supplying giants such as Zara-owner Inditex, it is continuing to inve...

When will Gap get back on track?

While new Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has a laser focus on fixing the Gap brand’s woes, finding the right formula is proving elusive. Indeed, a tur...

Bangladesh factory safety progressing slowly

Two years after the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was set up, the group says it could still take at least another 18 mon...

Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recen...

Latest Interviews

Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

North Face ahead of the game on sustainability 8 May 2015

Katie Smith

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

Latest News

Cambodia garment factory strikes up 74% 28 May 15

Leonie Barrie

The number of strikes at Cambodia's garment factories during the first three months of this year rose nearly 74% on the same period in 2014, according to information posted by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC).

Q1 apparel results in brief: Brown Shoe Co, Belk 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Brown Shoe Co said the quarter exceeded its expectations, while Belk said investment expenses continue to impact earnings. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened.

Abercrombie has “room for improvement” 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co has improved sequentially in its first-quarter, analysts have said, but significant room remains to further this.

Nike “cooperating” with authorities amid FIFA scam 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

US sportswear giant Nike has said it is cooperating with authorities as it emerged an unidentified sportswear company took part in bribing a Brazilian soccer official for a sponsorship agreement.

Trends in US apparel import growth from China 28 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Imports of manmade fibre knit shirts and blouses from China into the US saw the biggest growth in both volume and value across all clothing categories between 2008 and 2014, according to a new report.

UK clothing sales pick up strongly in May 28 May 15

Michelle Russell

Sales volumes at UK retailers picked up strongly in the year to May, with expectations for next month at their highest for 27 years.

Latest blogs

Commodity cost savings hard to pin down 20 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear brands and retailers should be benefiting from tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton – but many are missing out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.

West Coast ports strike skews data 11 May 15

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US surged in March, as retailers ramped up their imports of spring/summer merchandise and cargo volumes at West Coast ports started to clear. The top three supplier countries booked double-digit increases, with China leading the way.

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