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What's behind Britain’s apparel export boom?

When it comes to apparel-making in Britain, there's one thing we all think we know: there isn't very much of it. But Britain's official trad...

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Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

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Ethiopia sets its sights on $30bn apparel exports 3 May 2017

Leonie Barrie

Ethiopia is raising the bar on its garment and textile ambitions, targeting exports worth $30bn by 2025: a huge goal for a country whose annual shipments currently sit at just $115m. Speaking for the first time about the plans, Dr Arkebe Oqubay, a minister and special advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares with just-style the "bold vision" he believes will transform this East African nation into a compelling new sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.


How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.

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Fashion industry's environmental pulse scores low 22 May 17

Michelle Russell

The fashion industry has an opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while creating new value for the world economy, a new report says, and addressing an urgent need to place environmental, social and ethical improvements on management’s agenda.


Wage initiative is recognised by G20 22 May 17

Beth Wright

An initiative which aims to change the way companies source garments to ensure higher wages can be paid, has been recognised by G20 Labour Ministers as an example of the essential role of social partners in reducing inequality, eliminating poverty wages and achieving sustainable wage growth.


G-III Apparel inks DKNY deal in US and Canada 22 May 17

Beth Wright

G-III Apparel Group has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with PVH Corp, in a move that will see the US apparel giant design and distribute menswear for the DKNY brand in the US and Canada.


US Q1 in brief – JC Penney, Foot Locker 22 May 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Walmart delivered an encouraging start to the year thanks to higher sales, while Ross Stores booked growth despite market volatility. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Global news roundup 22 May 17

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.


Collaboration aims to improve working conditions 19 May 17

Beth Wright

Two initiatives aimed at improving working conditions in the garment industry are to collaborate in a bid to streamline aspects of their factory-level operations and offer respective business partners new benefits.

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Cutting edge technology defining apparel industry 15 May 17

Michelle Russell

Cutting-edge textile processing products including a new technology for dyeing yarns in a more sustainable manner and a digitalised sewing machine set up via a touchscreen or app, were among the most exciting developments at last week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.


Ethiopia apparel and textile industry making massive gains 8 May 17

Michelle Russell

just-style's editor Leonie Barrie recently visited Ethiopia to see for herself the massive developments taking place to elevate this East African nation into a compelling new garment and textile sourcing hub for brands, retailers and their suppliers.

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