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How M&S plans to revamp its clothing business

The new boss at British high street giant Marks & Spencer has set out his plans to turn around the retailer's key clothing division by lower...

UK retailers key to domestic manufacturing growth

With the value of the UK clothing market set to soar over the next five years, and consumers taking more of an interest in the origin and qu...

Yarn-forward rules weigh on Vietnam TPP potential

While Vietnam is likely to see some of the biggest apparel export gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new report confirms indu...

Is China really going through a slump?

Slowing economic growth and growing competition are hitting the profits of Chinese retailers, while the country's clothing exports to the US...

Latest Interviews

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.


How Primark balances ethics and ultra-low prices 23 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

With a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street, value fashion chain Primark is constantly questioned over its commitment to a range of ethical and environmental retail issues. Paul Lister, responsible for Primark’s ethical trading team, tells just-style "the strength of a brand's ethics is not about a price point" – and that close engagement with the supply chain is key.

Latest News

BHS supplier Courtaulds Brands in administration 26 May 16

Michelle Russell

The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administration, including the owner of the Pretty Polly, Gossard and Aristoc brands.


US Q1 in brief - Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch 26 May 16

Michelle Russell

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters and American Eagle Outfitters both revealed strong results, while JC Penney narrowed its net losses but booked a drop in sales. Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear, meanwhile, all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth. 


Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain 26 May 16

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.


Bangladesh tightens focus on migrant labour rights 26 May 16

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to work more closely together in Bangladesh on the issues of migration and labour rights.


Aquascutum COO to step down after three years 26 May 16

Beth Wright

Mark Taylor, COO at UK luxury brand Aquascutum, is stepping down from the role after three years with the retailer.


H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders 25 May 16

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.

Latest blogs

The most valuable apparel brand in the world is… 19 May 16

Leonie Barrie

…Nike, at least according to Forbes. Its annual ranking of the top 100 most valuable companies is not surprisingly dominated by technology brands – led by Apple in the number one slot. But plenty of clothing brands and retailers also made it onto the list.


Innovation key focus for apparel and textile firms 17 May 16

Michelle Russell

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.

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