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Overcapacity in China could reshape fibre markets

In advance of the World Fibres Conference in Hong Kong later this year, Will Chapman, PCI Wood Mackenzie's head of fibres, assesses how exce...

PVH ramps up corporate responsibility commitments

Apparel giant PVH Corp has developed what it says is a more comprehensive corporate responsibility strategy to address social and environmen...

What does supply chain mapping really mean?

The recent pledge by British prime minister Theresa May to invest a further GBP33m in fighting modern slavery, coupled with the importance o...

Cotton supply chain transparency an ongoing issue

The revelation late last week that US department store retailer Target Corporation has pulled all luxury bed linen produced by Welspun Globa...

Latest Interviews

No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Latest News

US urges Bangladesh to tackle security issues 30 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

The US has pledged to work closely with Bangladesh to tackle the threat of terrorism in the country following a recent attack in Dhaka, and reaffirmed its commitment to trading with the country – applauding the growth of its apparel industry.


Nike and Under Armour top social currency chart 30 Aug 16

Beth Wright

US sportswear giant Nike and performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour have topped the so-called social currency charts, as other retailers clamour to keep up with their social media-savvy consumers.


Under Armour eyes growth with new distribution hub 30 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

Under Armour is to open its fourth distribution hub in the US as the performance footwear and apparel brand looks to optimise product distribution for its growing direct-to-consumer business.


US Q2 in brief - G-III Apparel, A&F, Sears 30 Aug 16

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears secured a $300m loan as it moved to a loss, while Urban Outfitters delivered record results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


Denim Première Vision moves back to Paris 30 Aug 16

Leonie Barrie

 Denim Première Vision (DPV), the trade fair for the high-end international denim industry, is to make a return to Paris this year following five editions in Barcelona.


Delta Galil completes VF contemporary brands buy 30 Aug 16

Beth Wright

Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has completed its purchase of VF Corp's Contemporary Brands businesses in a deal worth US$120m.

Latest blogs

The rejection of globalisation 22 Aug 16

Michelle Russell

Mike Flanagan, CEO at industry consultancy Clothesource, spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning to stay in the EU. Not once, he says, did he hear his opponents - or anyone in Britain's new, Brexit-friendly government - say they wanted to reject global integration or repudiate over 30 years of globalisation.


US apparel imports take a tumble in June 15 Aug 16

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in June, even though more than half of the top-ten supplier countries booked growth.

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