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Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as...

New Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue”

Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming propor...

Falling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes

Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are f...

US-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East A...

Latest Interviews

Alliance making good progress in Bangladesh 18 Feb 2015

Leonie Barrie

From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.

Latest News

Abercrombie & Fitch reports “dismal” FY 4 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

Abercrombie & Fitch Co said it needs to work on improving comparable sales trends in its US and international stores after it posted fourth-quarter and full-year results somewhat below expectations.

Target to axe thousands of jobs in restructure 4 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Target Corp is to axe several thousand jobs over the next two years as it looks to save US$2bn in costs, and focus on key initiatives it believes will put the US retailer “on a clear path to growth”.

Hugo Boss attacked over labour rights record 4 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.

Kate Spade posts huge Q4 profit gain 4 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company increased its fourth-quarter net profit by nearly US$100m, thanks to 50%-plus revenue hikes for its core divisions.

Justice mars Ascena Q2 performance 4 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

Ascena Retail Group recorded a steep decline in second-quarter profit, with falling sales at its Justice brand offsetting growth elsewhere in the business.

Supply chain segmentation becoming mainstream 4 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

The increasing complexity of global supply chains means manufacturers and retailers recognise the need to explore more advanced techniques such as segmented production strategies if they are to meet customer expectations.

Latest blogs

China cotton call 2 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?

Are you up to speed on 'The Fit Factor'? 27 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

A special event on ‘The Fit Factor – World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit’ will bring together speakers from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, C&A and Debenhams in the UK next week.

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